Monthly Archives: May 2012

ICAP’s New Website

The Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP) released a new website that features a calendar that will keep their members updated on ICAP’s seminars and its sponsoring organizations’ events. ICAP’s new website also highlights its social media tools (Blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts). Other updates included the website’s open navigation, new down menus that link visitors to a detailed listing of functions such as Education and Events, Jobs, and Member Benefits.

The new website makes it easier for ICAP members to keep up to date on industry news, organizational updates, membership benefits, and information regarding ICAP’s annual summer seminars as well as increases ICAP’s membership ability to share their ideas and concerns and build relationships through social networking.

Click on the following link for direct access to ICAP’s new website:


Thank you to all of the ICAP members that called and emailed the members of the Business & Occupational License Committee on SB3237. Representative Robert Rita mentioned that his committee received several emails and calls opposing this amendment.

Chairman Rita mentioned that this must be “a hot potato” …………why?………… because ICAP made it one.

Representative Rita would like an agreement with ICAP and the municipalities before his committee votes on this amendment. ICAP has agreed to withdraw their opposition if waiver valuations are signed by certified appraisers.

Representative Jehan Gordon filed an amendment yesterday. Here is the synopsis:

SB 3237 (HCA 0001)
Provides that a valuation waiver completed by an employee of a municipality that meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Transportation may not be valid unless it has received approval from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Link to full text:

As of today, there is no agreement with the municipalities and ICAP on SB3237 and the amendment has not come out of committee. ICAP will continue to work with the Chairman, Representative Jehan Gordon, and the Business & Occupational License Committee Members to ensure that licensed real estate appraisers are used to develop opinions of market value for real estate in Illinois (in line with the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Act).

ICAP will keep you updated and if you have any questions on SB3237 please email or call / 815.223.1110

ICAP Announces its 2012 Godfrey Seminar Speakers

The speakers for ICAP’s 2012 Godfrey Seminar (August 6th at the Lewis and Clark Community College) are as follows:

  •  Ms. Deb Higgins – Sr. Loan Officer Pulaski Bank, will discuss underwriting as it pertains to appraisal (what we give, what they expect) – Q&A time will be available
  • Mr. Lee Lansford, IFA, ASA – RE Appraiser & IL Appraisal Board Member – Guidelines & Requirements – what are the differences, and what does it take to be compliant with the state and USPAP, preparing your work file, and analyzing concessions (3 topics).
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Kern, IFAS –Resources, gathering and presenting, local economic data in your appraisal report
  • Mr. Brian Weaver, IL Appraisal Coordinator – State of Illinois

Appraisers can register for the seminar at

Follow ICAP on Twitter: @ICAPWeb.

For more information about ICAP’s 2012 Seminars please contact Peter Poulos, MAI at

ICAP Announces its 2012 Lisle & Springfield Seminar Schedule and on-line registration

ICAP is pleased to announce its 2012 Lisle & Springfield Seminar schedule and on-line registration.

The locations, dates, speakers and topics for ICAP’s Lisle & Springfield Seminars are as follows:

Springfield (July 9th-Crown Plaza Hotel

Lisle* (August 13st-Wyndham Hotel)

Seminars Speakers and topics:

  • Richard Heyn-UAD
  • Sandy Adomatis-Green Appraising
  • Mike Ireland-Appraisal Practice Board/Tax Appeal
  • Brian Weaver – IDFPR Agency Update
  • Jim Blaydes & TJ McCarthy-Legislative Update

*ICAP’s Lisle seminar will feature a Vendor Showcase where attendees will receive in-depth information on real estate appraisal products and services.

Appraisers can register for the seminars at

ICAP’S annual seminars are industry recognized educational events dedicated to inform and positively impact the appraisal profession while bringing appraisal and appraisal service providers together.

For more information please contact Peter Poulos, MAI at

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