Welcome to CAREA's New Website

The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CAREA) is a professional organization formed in April 1990. It is comprised of both residential and commercial real estate appraisers licensed by the State of Colorado, as well as others interested in promoting our profession. We are based in Colorado Springs, and serve the entire state.

Who We Are and What We Do...

CAREA aims to provide appraisers with an organization that provides regionally relevant continuing education opportunities, opportunities to exchange ideas and information with peers in an informal setting, opportunities to associate with appraisers having expertise in a variety of property types or geographical areas, and opportunities for other professionals to become acquainted with working appraisers. 

Upcoming Events

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Bryant Vayhinger representing CAREA at NAA's recent board of directors meeting in Las Vegas.


Become a member and you can enjoy benefits including:

CCA End of Session Report

Our team, as part of the CCA, had a very busy 2024 legislative session! We were unsuccessful with our first ever attempt at running a bill in the Colorado legislature. We are determined to make use of everything we learned through this session to be back next year stronger and better. 

We have an effort to crowd fund some of the initiative for 2025 with voluntary donations from members and friends.  If you wish to contribute ANY amount just text  CCA2025  to 53555 and follow the prompts.

Click here for a copy of the report.

Want to Become an Appraiser?

Useful information can be found here:

Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Education and Examination Requirements

We also put together a file with some tips on how to find a mentor/trainer: how to find an appraisal trainer-mentor.pdf

Have you heard about PAREA?  Log on to The Appraisal Foundation's website to get updated information on the program.


Link to Facebook 
Group Site

The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CAREA) has a Facebook Group page for members only with discussions, announcements and occasional events.

  • May 20, 2019 11:14 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    El Paso County has just informed us about a Board of Equalization Referee – Temporary Contract Position. A PDF with the job posting announcement is attached. 

    Thank you!

    Contact Person: Johanna Seeling, Compensation & HRIS Specialist

    Phone: 719-520-7412 johannaseeling@elpasoco.co

    19226 Board of Equalization Referee - TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION.pdf

  • April 26, 2019 11:05 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Thanks to Garrie Fox we were reminded that CAREA has an agreement with A la Mode/ Total Appraisal Software to provide members with a 10% discount on their products. More information here... CAREA-Members-only. Thank you Garrie!

  • March 20, 2019 7:32 AM | Jeff Whaley (Administrator)

    Douglas "Doug" Scott Loeper passed away March 17, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born December 28, 1971 in Springville, Pennsylvania to Donald and Barbara Loeper.

    Doug was the most loving man, he showed it every day to his family, friends and coworkers. His greatest joys were his wife and children who motivated him to be the best man he could be.  He most looked forward to our weekly happy hour on Friday nights with our fr-amily where he enjoyed sharing food and drinks with the people he loved. He always welcomed new friends into his life and found joy in being around people. 

    His dedication to his business and his employees was unwavering. He cared so much about working hard to provide for his family and took great pride in his business. He showed strength and courage throughout his fight against cancer and never complained or gave up. Doug will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

    Doug is preceded in death by his father, Donald Loeper.

    Doug is survived by his wife, Lauren, children, Marina (Sean) Andersson, Julien Loeper, Avery Loeper, Owen Loeper, mother, Barbara Loeper, in-laws, Alyce Stas and Dennis Dowell, brothers, David (Cathy) Loeper, Jeffrey (Alisa) Loeper, Brian Dowell, and Dennis Dowell, sisters, Susan (Kerry) Johanson and Deborah Nevin, one grandchild, Emerson and numerous "Framily" members.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to the family’s GoFundMe page at: www.gofundme.com/loepers-fight

    Link to the Caring Bridge
    website for Doug Loeper:


  • January 21, 2019 1:29 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We were contacted by Casey Whalen (cwhalen@solidifi.com or at 716-341-7065) with Solidifi, an Appraisal Management Company with an office in downtown Denver about a job opportunity. They are looking for someone to join our quality control review team, which is a full time position in their Denver office. Appraisal knowledge is desired, but the candidate does not have to be certified or even licensed.  PDF with more info is attached.

     2019 Valuation Analyst.pdf

  • January 14, 2019 12:29 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    If you would like to pay your CAREA dues for 2019 but don't know how - it is pretty easy.

    - Go to the CAREA website.

    - Log in with your user name and password.

    - In the upper right corner click on VIEW PROFILE. 

    - You will see your "Membership details" right in the center of the screen.  You can renew there by clicking on the button "Renew to 01 Jan 2019" in the bottom right corner. 

  • January 14, 2019 12:26 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Due to venue inavailability, our January meeting has been pushed out to the 4th Wednesday, 01/23/19. Please remember to update your calendars!  The topic for next weeks meeting is "Support for Single Family Sales Comparison Adjustments" presented by Edd Gillespie. 

  • December 29, 2018 6:15 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Jan 18, 2019 8am-12pm Denver, CO   $40

    REGISTER ONLINE at http://www.coloradorli.com

    History, Lawes, Impacts to Real Estate, Taxes, Inspections, Awareness & Opportunities.

    Updated COurse! New rules, statistics, and the booming Colorado Industrial Hemp Industry!

    Approved for 4 hrs., CE - Colorado Bpard of Real Estate Appraisers

    CanabisClass -Jan 2019 Registration Flyer (Appr).pdf

    Questions: Contact Maggie at 720-491-1754

  • November 06, 2018 8:40 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We have negotiated a new discount for all our members. You can use the 10% discount for any and all classes McKissock offers.  Please check out the "Members Only" section for more details.

  • October 26, 2018 10:53 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Our November meeting is on the SECOND Wednesday of the month in November. This is a week earlier than usual. Our topic is:

    New Guidelines on Solar Home Evaluations for Appraisers

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs, CO

    Presented by: Wendy Crawford

    Please register today!

  • September 27, 2018 9:34 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We are planning a mentors only meeting at Mimi's Cafe at 7133 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 · on October 18th at noon. 

    We need feedback on the idea of module training rather than a mentor having one trainee for everything

    Also, we are going to cover a few items on mentors' fear of liability.

    This is a meeting for all current mentors, appraisers who are thinking about becoming a mentor and for appraisers who recently finished their training and are now licensed or certified, because their insights and opinions are much valued as well!

    Please RSVP to Shelley Bogenhagen mailto:wyndrushcollie@gmail.com.

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