1st Quarter President’s Message

1st Quarter President’s Message
March 29th, 2022
Message from: John C. Satter, MAI, GAA
ICAP’s 2022 President
 
Dear Members of ICAP:

ICAP has been and will continue to monitor ongoing discussions and proposed legislative changes aimed at addressing appraisal bias within the appraisal industry.

What ICAP has done thus far:
ICAP worked extensively with our lobbyist, Turing Strategies in addressing HB4410 – The establishment of a Real Estate Value Task Force. The original bill excluded appraiser(s) on the task force.  Through our efforts an amendment to include an appraiser (to be appointed by the governor) has been added to the bill.  We will recommend a representative who will provide a voice for all Illinois appraisers.  You can read more about the bill here.

ICAP executive board members met with Bill Garber, Director of Government and External Relations for the Appraisal Institute (AI) to discuss diversity issues.  AI has been working with a public relations firm for well over a year in crafting a strategy that will help create and encourage diversity within our profession.  You can read more about their Appraiser Diversity Initiative here

ICAP recently formed a diversity committee which met for the first time on March 15th where a preliminary mission statement was developed – subject to board approval (Friday, April 22nd, 11:00 a.m.). If you would like to be a part of this important initiative, please submit your name here.

What ICAP plans to do moving forward:
We are monitoring events in DC, communicating with our Springfield and Washington D.C. lobbyists, and working together for the benefit of Illinois appraisers. At this time, it is important to avoid conflicting messages and know our sponsoring organizations are working at the national level to manage a positive outcome for all appraisers.
 
John C. Satter, MAI, GAA
2022 ICAP President
 
About ICAP:  ICAP is one of the Nation’s oldest and largest coalitions of professional appraisers; it was established in 1994 to be a unified voice for Real Estate Appraisers in the State of Illinois.

ICAP Announces Its New Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee

ICAP’s mission is to promote the appraisal profession and its image to the general public and to users of appraisal services. In an effort to support this mission, ICAP is committed to develop a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive appraisal industry in the State of Illinois.

ICAP recognizes the importance of inclusivity and the need to bring more voices together and thus striving to be more representative of the overall appraisal community. The ICAP Board of Directors is creating an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

This new committee will focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal industry and guarantee these values, including public trust and fairness, are ingrained in our practices as well as an organization.

The objective of this new committee is to create an inclusive community that promotes conversation, listening, introspection, learning, belonging, and fairness within not only the real estate appraisal community but also with all stakeholders of appraisal services.

ICAP’s new EDI Committee will set its own focus and agenda working together with a board of directors. More information will be released soon about this new and important initiative. ICAP’s new EDI Committee is looking for members.

If you would like to be a part of this important initiative, please submit your name here.

ICAP Is Giving Away $300

ICAP Is Giving Away $300

All members that join or renew their ICAP membership by December 31st will be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards!

Join or Renew Your ICAP Membership Today!

ICAP represents its member’s interest at all Illinois State Appraisal Board Meetings, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials meetings the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council meetings, as well as other state and national meetings:

ICAP’s dues remain unchanged at only $85 per year.

ICAP is committed to being on the forefront of protecting Illinois Appraisers, advancing the profession, and protecting the public’s trust in real estate appraisal.

Real estate appraisers are skilled professionals who make a difference. Your ICAP membership gives you:

  • A subscription to the ICAP Advantage newsletter, providing you with important industry email updates and alerts
  • Discounts on the ICAP summer seminars
  • Tuition discounts on sponsoring organizations offerings
  • Representation in Springfield on legislative issues with a full time lobbyist
  • Access to the ICAP education and events calendar
  • Access to the ICAP job search page
  • Access to the thousands of industry links
  • Free listing in the ICAP statewide directory
  • Access to the industries best minds and most trusted resources for industry question and assistance on numerous issues

ICAP provides information; experiences and a network that help you grow as a leader in your profession. We are advocating for you in Illinois state legislature and at the state licensing board.  Your dues support these efforts.

Join or Renew Your 2022 ICAP Membership Today!

ICAP represents its member’s interest at all Illinois State Appraisal Board Meetings, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials meetings the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council meetings, as well as other state and national meetings:

ICAP’s dues remain unchanged at only $85 per year.

ICAP is committed to being on the forefront of protecting Illinois Appraisers, advancing the profession, and protecting the public’s trust in real estate appraisal.

Real estate appraisers are skilled professionals who make a difference. Your ICAP membership gives you:

  • A subscription to the ICAP Advantage newsletter, providing you with important industry email updates and alerts
  • Discounts on the ICAP summer seminars
  • Tuition discounts on sponsoring organizations offerings
  • Representation in Springfield on legislative issues with a full time lobbyist
  • Access to the ICAP education and events calendar
  • Access to the ICAP job search page
  • Access to the thousands of industry links
  • Free listing in the ICAP statewide directory
  • Access to the industries best minds and most trusted resources for industry question and assistance on numerous issues

ICAP provides information; experiences and a network that help you grow as a leader in your profession. We are advocating for you in Illinois state legislature and at the state licensing board.  Your dues support these efforts.

President’s Message

From John C Satter, MAI, GAA

2022 ICAP President

Dear Illinois Appraiser,

For nearly 30 years, the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professions (ICAP) has been representing the interests of Illinois real estate appraisers and providing continued education seminars. The coalition is comprised of 1,100 members from the ASA, CCAI, and ASFMRA sponsoring organizations and at large members. Together, the coalition works to stay informed and lobby the State of Illinois on issues impacting our profession. In addition, ICAP participates in several organizations influencing appraisal-related legislation and regulation at the national level.

Why should you join or renew your membership? In addition to staying informed in an ever changing environment with relevant email updates to our members, ICAP represents your interests at all Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board meetings. In 2021, we worked with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) on the rewrite of the Real Estate Appraisal Act and Rules negotiating a strategic balancing of the board with additional certified residential board members and initiating a pre-screening of complaints by IDFPR board members.

ICAP members receive a discount on the popular summer seminars in Collinsville, Springfield, and Lisle. These programs focus on current topics, featuring practical appraisal applications along with legislative and IDFPR updates. As a member of ICAP, you’ll also have access to our Job Board, and board members, and outings including Lobby Day.

ICAP’s mission is to promote the appraisal profession and the industry’s image to the general public and to users of appraisal services. ICAP is committed to being on the forefront of protecting Illinois Appraisers, advancing the profession, and protecting the public trust.

Please consider including a PAC contribution with the 2022 membership dues payment. ICAP continues to promote and protect the interest of the appraisal profession in the Illinois General Assembly and need your support. Your PAC contributions are essential to ICAP remaining a strong political activist for appraisers in Illinois.

On behalf of the ICAP Board of Directors, we thank you for your continued membership, support, and participation and we look forward to serving you in 2022.

John C Satter, MAI, GAA

ICAP 2022 President

Join or renew your ICAP membership here

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