Colorado 
Association of Real Estate Appraisers

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27 Apr 2018 7:30 AM • Embassy Suites-7290 Commerce Center Drive, Colo Spgs

Who are we?

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.

History of CAREA:

In early 1990, G.J. Baker, Bill Weeks, & Tony Fay were contacted by the regional offices of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) concerning starting a local chapter of the organization within the Colorado Springs area.  Given a roster of local NAREA members, their collective response culminated in the Pikes Peak Chapter of the NAREA meeting for the first time on Wednesday, April 25, 1990 at the Ramada Inn.  Twelve people were in attendance: G.J. Baker; George Berry; Robert Bills; Frank & Carmen DeSouza; Tony Fay; Dick Fox; Ed & Tena Kovitz; Bill Lieb; Dorothy Walker; and, Bill Weeks.

First order of business was to elect a board of officers.  George Berry was elected President; Tony Fay was elected Vice President; Bob Bills was elected Secretary; and, Ed Kovitz was elected Treasurer.  The goals of the organization were announced to be: provide a forum wherein appraisers could exchange ideas & address issues, receive information concerning new developments regarding the profession, and to engage guest speakers for each meeting to address the forum on appraiser related topics.  The dues for membership in the organization were set at $25.00 per year.

 

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  • 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. 

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/1910448/appraiser-i-or-ii-pueblo-announcement-extended

    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 * mailto:wyndrushcollie@gmail.com


  • 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 
    ksantistevan@themortgageco.com

  • 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!!


  • 14 Dec 2015 9:53 AM | Pam Herre (Administrator)

    Contact

     Maggies Shipping Shop

     330 E Costilla St, CSC 80903 

     719 578 8654

    They are quick, knowledgeable and friendly. They even helped with the priority mailing!

    Past President Mike Garrett highly recommends their services. 


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