Association of Real Estate Appraisers

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

Who are we?

The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (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.

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.

To contact CAREA
or one of our members, please send an email using this link. We will respond to you as soon as feasible.  

Looking into becoming a real estate 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

  • 15 Aug 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:

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

  • 02 May 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

  • 29 Dec 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

  • 19 Nov 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 *

  • 02 Nov 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

  • 04 Oct 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. 

  • 22 Sep 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

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

  • 18 Mar 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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