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

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

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


    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

  • 06 Nov 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.

  • 26 Oct 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!

  • 27 Sep 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 ยท 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

  • 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

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