Springfield Seminar Huge Success, 106 appraisers in attendance
The first 2011 Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals seminar which was held in Springfield on July 19th at the Crowne Plaza
hotel was a huge success, with 106 appraisers in attendance. The seminar was kicked off by President Sharon Bagby.
President Bagby informed the attendees of the current activities and previous year accomplishments of ICAP. The
Board members in attendance were introduced and the ICAP members were thanked for their membership and contributions.
Four presenters were on the seminar agenda. The first presenter of the morning session was Scott Dibiasio, Manager of State and Industry Affairs of the Appraisal Institute in the Washington D.C. office.
Mr. Dibiasio’s job description with the Appraisal Institute includes monitoring real estate appraisal legislation and lobbying on behalf of real estate appraisers. Dibiasio presented a summary of current and pending federal and State legislation impacting real estate appraisers.
The presentation was frank and honest and raised several challenging issues the appraisal profession will be facing in the future.
The second presenter of the morning session was Wayne Pugh. Mr. Pugh is a real estate appraiser from the New Orleans area. He
also is a technological guru and contributor to the quarterly periodical Valuationmagazine. He writes a column called “cool tools” which focuses on technology for real estate appraisers.
Mr. Pugh’s presentation was titled “Cool Tools – Technology for Real Estate Appraisers” and was a plethora of links, apps, and other gadgets for real estate appraisers.
The afternoon session included presentations by Mr. Charlie Franklin and Mr. Brain Weaver. Mr. Franklin is an attorney with Belongia, Shaprio and Franklin. He represents real estate appraisers in litigation and disciplinary matters. Mr. Franklin’s presentation was titled “Limiting an Appraiser’s Liability – Do’s Do’nts and Things In Between”.
The presentation focused on the liability real estate appraisers face in their everyday practice and offered ways to minimize risk. Although the discussion made some attendees squirm, real estate appraisers need to be aware of the issues raised in the presentation.
The seminar ended with a presentation from Brian Weaver, Appraisal Coordinator with the IDFPR. Mr. Weaver discussed current topics of the Appraisal Division and important matters concerning Illinois licensed real estate appraisers.
Mr. Weaver entertained the audience with his humor and presentational skills but emphasized important points for Illinois real estate appraisers.
Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy the day and found the seminar to beneficial to their appraisal practice. As is customary of ICAP seminars, attendees were provided breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats. Attendance prizes were also given. Congratulations to the attendance prize winners Ernest Moody and Michele Stroot.
The next ICAP seminar will be August 1st in Lisle followed by the Godfrey seminar on August 12th. As a reminder, ICAP seminars qualify for 14 hours of CE if you attend a combination of Springfield/Lisle and Godfrey.
ICAP’s Lisle Seminar includes an exhibitor showcase which will feature a morning exhibitor hour (7:30 AM to 8:30 AM) and an afternoon exhibitor hour (12:00 P.M. to 1:00 PM). In addition, there will be crowd raffles and giveaways.
Tickets for ICAP’s summer seminar can be purchased online at www.icapweb.com