A Message From ICAP’s 2021 President

I have been asked several times, what my personal agenda is for my year as President of ICAP. I want to advance the appraisal profession.

There are four topics that I know of that all ICAP members should be aware of at this time.  1) Covid-19 is influencing our ability to host this year’s seminars, 2) Re-authorizing our Appraisal Act and rewriting the associated rules, 3) a Discrimination Prevention Bill, 4) Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

  1. We have applied for licensing of the 2021 seminars. We really would have preferred to offer these live seminars. However, with the scheduled availability of the Covid-19, in person seminars are not realistic.  We will be offering the three seminars in a synchronous vertical format instead.  ICAP in confident this format is very doable.  We can use your help if you have experience with conducting vertical webinars.  
  2. ICAP has submitted proposed changes to the IFDPR for their consideration as they prepare the bill to re-authorize our Appraisals Act which expired December 31, 2021.  There are needed changes to both the Act and the Rules.  If you have an issue, Please let your board members hear about it. 
  3. Representative Mary Flowers (D) is sponsoring HB5862.  This bill was predictable after the protest of 2020. ICAP will be working with the Realtors and our lobbyist as this bill works through the legislative process.  The IDFPR has already expanded the anti-discrimination parts of their proposal our Appraisal Act reauthorization. Discrimination is and has long been illegal and prohibited from the appraisal profession. 
  4. The State of Illinois requires all professional Licensed to attend a one-hour training on Sexual Harassment Prevention prior to renewing any and all Licenses.  I believe Brokers had to complete this training before renewing their Broker’s licenses in 2020.  ICAP had planned on offering this class as an eighth hour seminar with each of the 2020 Seminars.  We are planning to offer this class with the 2021 Seminars this year.  This one-hour class Does Not qualify as Continuing Education.  It is not specific to Appraisal.  Therefore, we can take any of the IDFPR approved classes.  This class may be offered before or after each of the Seminars this summer or as a stand-alone seminar. 

I look forward to serving you in 2021 along with all of the ICAP Board members. I know this will be a busy year. The only ways I know to be successful is to get started and listen to as many points of view as possible. Therefore, I will provide you my phone number and email so as to make it a easy as possible for you to help me advance the appraisal profession.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Herbert Meyer, ARA
2020 ICAP President

Membership Renewals Are Due

A friendly reminder that ICAP memberships expired on January 1st, 2020 (unless you already renewed your membership). 

Join or renew your 2020 membership on-line here, or you can mail this form with a check or use a credit card.

ICAP’s 2021 Seminar Survey

What Topics would you like to see at next years seminar?

ICAP strives to deliver quality seminars that meet your educational needs.

Your feedback on the following survey will be taken into consideration when planning ICAP’s 2021 seminars.
Click here to participate in the survey

ICAP values its members opinion.  Please stay on the lookout for additional surveys from ICAP. Thanks for your membership. 

 

Real Estate Appraisal Webinar Featuring Mario Treto, Jr. & Brian Weaver

Real Estate Appraisal Webinar Featuring Mario Treto, Jr. & Brian Weaver

The webinar will include a Q&A with Mario Treto, Jr. the Director of the DRE for the Illinois IDFPR and Brian Weaver the Real Estate Appraisal Coordinator of the Illinois IDFPR.

In addition the Director will discuss broad topics related to the Division of Real Estate including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, how new processes have improved the Department in terms of case load backlogs and processing times. The Director will also discuss some of his priorities with regard to the upcoming changes to the Appraisal Act and AMC Rules.

Brian Weaver (Real Estate Appraisal Coordinator)  will cover more detailed topics and what ICAP members should expect to see going forward from the Department.

The webinar is only available to ICAP Members.

To join ICAP click here. 

Please make plans to attend:

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 A.M. (CST)

The webinar space will be limited so register today
Register For the Webinar Here

Email info@icapweb.com if you have questions about the webinar. Register today.

Free COVID-19 Real Estate Appraiser WebinarPresented By ICAP

Free COVID-19 Real Estate Appraiser Webinar Presented By ICAP

Get answers about the best business practices and contribute in a discussion about the challenges and concerns of appraising real estate during the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Join fellow ICAP members for a webinar featuring Dr. Michael Ison the Medical Director of the Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service, Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the program.

Dr. Michael Ison is a leader in the respiratory viruses, he has been the first author of the three prospective interventional studies in hospitalized patients as well as a lead investigator for studies to determine how to prevent and treat influenza in immunocompromised patients and is currently the Co-Chair of the Antiviral Group of the International Society of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.

Dr. Ison has recently provided advice to the President’s H1N1 Subcommittee, NIH, and BARDA on issues related to influenza in hospitalized and immunocompromised patients

The webinar is only available to ICAP Members.

To join ICAP click here.

Please make plans to attend: Thursday, MAY 14, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. (CST).

Get answers about the best business practices and contribute in a discussion about the challenges and concerns of appraising real estate during the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Thursday, MAY 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 A.M. (CST)

Appraisers can submit questions in advance here

The webinar space will be limited so register today

Register For the Webinar Here

Email info@icapweb.com if you have questions about the webinar. Register today.

Special Guest Speaker

This webinar will feature a legislative update by ICAP’s new lobbyist John S. Kamis of Turing Strategies. Most recently John served in Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s Administration as Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Legislative Affairs.

Register For The Free Webinar Here

Membership Renewals Are Due

Membership Renewals Are Due

A friendly reminder that ICAP memberships expired on January 1st, 2020 (unless you renewed your membership).

The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the American Society Of Appraisers pays the ICAP dues for all of its Designated Members. Be in the know, apply or renew your membership today !

Join or renew your 2020 membership on-line here, or you can mail this form with a check or use a credit card.

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