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

  • Nothing currently scheduled...check back soon.

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.

  • August 15, 2018 10:41 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We have received information that the El Paso County Assessor's office is launching a new website next Tuesday and has published a youtube video that explains the functionality and changes for the new site. Please use this link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/TXICL5glA5w

    if you have any questions regarding the new Assessor's website, please contact the office at 719-520-6600 or via email at asrweb@elpasoco.com.

  • May 02, 2018 10:25 AM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    Great news for people interested in becoming appraisers!


    On April 30, 2018, the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers, within the Division of Real Estate, held an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing and adopted new rule changes to the Real Estate Appraiser Program, to be effective May 1, 2018. 

    Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers rule chnge.pdf

  • December 29, 2017 11:38 AM | Pam Herre (Administrator)

    Please take a look at the below link. CDOT is excited to be able to share this opportunity with our members. 


    Have a wonderful holiday!

    Pam Herre

  • November 19, 2017 5:48 PM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    Appraiser Training - the benefits and challenges of having a trainee

    Please join us for a new bi-monthly meeting to discuss appraisal training. 

    * Have you thought about working with a trainee but think you really are not qualified to teach or to handle the responsibility? 

    * Would you like to to have a team member some days to talk shop with?

    * Have you been working in the industry FOREVER and have a lot of knowledge to share but think training is not for you?

    * Do you have so many orders coming in that you work every evening and weekend and don't get more than 2 hours of sleep at night?

    We will discuss these items, dispell rumors and prejudice and much more at our informal get-togethers. There is no food provided but you are welcome to buy your own breakfast or early lunch.

    This is not going to be a class or workshop, but simply a get-together with appraiser peers and trainees to exchange ideas, network, get questions answered and make plans, etc.

    This event is open to anyone interested in becoming a trainee or in being a trainer. 

    We really hope to see you at the Egg and I on Dec 21st!

    RSVP  * Shelley Bogenhagen * mailto:wyndrushcollie@gmail.com

  • November 02, 2017 6:09 PM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    The Board has received an email from Kimberly at The Mortgage Company who are looking for an appraisal to be done in the Lamar, CO area. She writes that it is an investment property and no forms are needed. She can also get comps from the realtor if that would help. 

    The loan officer will pay $1000 for a quick turn time. Property address is :
    704 S 6th St Lamar Co 81052.

    If you are interested in taking this job, the contact info for Kimberly is:

    Kimberly Santistevan, Appraisal Administrator (800)713-4067 

  • October 04, 2017 8:12 PM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    We have been informed about a contract opportunity with a COS government agency. I took the following description out of the Request for Informal Proposal (RFP) pdf:

    "The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management (OEM) seeks proposals from qualified Offerors to determine the Market Value with a pre-disaster event value as of May 1, 2015, of approximately 14 single family residential properties. There may be one property with historic elements that may need to be considered in the valuation. The addresses and specifics will be provided with the Notice to Proceed."

    R17-150 IP Appraisal services CS.pdf

    If you are interested in submitting a proposal but need some help putting one together, there might be a possibility to get help from a proposal writer. Please contact Dorit or Gerry for more info. 

  • September 22, 2017 11:52 AM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    Thank you to David Ehrnstein for the awesome presentation during our general meeting Wednesday night about Manufactured and Modular Homes, and for providing us with his informative presentation for future reference!  It was a great evening! Please click on the link here to access his presentation.  Recognizing Manufactured and Modular Homes.pdf

  • October 24, 2016 2:06 PM | Pam Herre (Administrator)

  • March 18, 2016 7:53 AM | Pam Herre (Administrator)

    As a follow up to the wonderful presentation on March 16, 2016, John Fausett from the Department of Regulatory Agencies has sent the stats for the current number of Colorado Real Estate Appraisers.  They are:

    Ad Valorem: 131

    Licensed: 263

    Cert. Residential: 1,070

    Cert. General: 1,300

    Total: 2,764

    A few more than I would have guessed.  Thanks John!!

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