Monthly Archives: January 2014
January 30th, 2014
Richard deVerdier, 2014 ICAP President
Dear Members of ICAP:
Twenty years ago ICAP was formed out of a need for a unified voice loud enough to be heard in Springfield. Since then, ICAP has been promoting the appraisal profession and its image to the general public and to users of appraisal services. This is an exciting time for ICAP; however, in the months ahead our organization has a lot of work to do. This year ICAP will focus our efforts in the following four major categories:
This year ICAP will fulfill its mission, “to initiate discussion and analysis of issues affecting professional appraisers and monitor political action with the intent to influence legislation, regulation, and public opinion toward the appraisal profession.” Specifically,ICAP is monitoring the proposed rewrites of the Illinois Real Estate Licensing Act & the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act. ICAP is currently working on supporting the changes that have a positive impact on the appraisal profession and opposing changes that will have a negative impact.
For the 14th consecutive year ICAP will continue its tradition of putting on our Illinois Appraisers Update Seminars. ICAP’s annual seminars have developed a reputation for being the most informative and up-to-date seminars the real estate industry has to offer. ICAP will present its 2014 seminars on the following dates and at these locations:
- · Springfield- July 14th, 2014
- · Godfrey Seminar August 15, 2014
- · Lisle- August 18th, 2014
Every year, ICAP’S Update Seminars host several hundred professional appraisers from around Illinois and sell out early, so please save the date.
Part of this year’s focus will be to increase communication. Recently, ICAP has added a Suggestions Box and a Twitter feed to its home page. This, along with ICAP’s social media campaign, has made it easier than ever to communicate with ICAP. It has been ICAP’s goal to inform its membership of legislative issues that have the ability to impact the appraisal profession. In 2014, ICAP will continue to make advancements in communications; not only with its members, but also its sponsors and legislators. This will ensure that ICAP remains a political force for Illinois appraisers.
As part of its efforts to increase communication, ICAP will be revitalizing its National Coalition efforts.The National Appraisal Coalition is a communication, networking, and education tool for real estate appraisal coalitions across the country.
Arguably the most important objective for ICAP in 2014 will be to strengthen the Illinois Licensed Appraiser Trainee community.This year ICAP is looking forward to hosting a program, along with the IDFPR, which will satisfy the mandatory AQB Supervisor/Trainee course. The program will review the responsibilities of a supervisor and trainee as required by USPAP, the AQB, and Illinois State Appraisal Law. ICAP believes we have a responsibility to ensure that future generations of real estate appraisers have a path to professionalism in Illinois.
In closing, I would like to thank all of ICAP’s past Presidents and Directors for their efforts that have made ICAP the national leader of State Appraisal Coalitions. ICAP was formed by appraisers who recognized that legislators needed to hear from a unified voice representing the entire industry. It will be my goal this year to keep that legacy alive.
Thank you for this opportunity.
2014 ICAP President
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. Additional information related to ICAP is available at www.icapweb.com& www.icapweb.wordpress.com.
In an effort to increase communication with its membership ICAP has added a Comments and Suggestions box as well as a Twitter feed to its home page. See below:
To give ICAP a comment or suggestion or to follow ICAP on Twitter visit ICAP’s Website, www.icapweb.com
To view the December Illinois State Appraisal Board Meeting click the following links:
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The 2014-2015 USPAP is now available FREE (on-line)
The 2014-2015 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is now available free on-line. To access the free 2014-2015 USPAP on-line edition, click here.
ICAP encourages it members to become familiar with the new changes as well as reminds its members that if you are licensed as an appraiser by the State of IL, you have until June 30th to complete the 2014-2015 7-hr USPAP Update.
You can also purchase a hard copy of USPAP at the Foundation Store for $75 or the PDF for $60
ICAP begins the celebration of its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a logo designed through a collaborative effort between the ICAP’s Public Relations Committee and Dishal Shah, a Graphic Design Major at the College of DuPage. The final design was chosen from several entries.
The logo will be featured on a variety of items including ICAP’s website, social media accounts and documents effective January 1, 2014. The logo incorporates ICAP’s traditional design and color with a banner indicating its 20th anniversary. The dates 1994-2014 and the words “20 Years Promoting the Appraisal Profession” are featured across the bottom.
“We’re very excited to unveil our commemorative logo celebrating 20 years of ICAP and to kick off what will be a year-long celebration of two decades of promoting the appraisal profession in the State of Illinois,” said ICAP’s 2014 president Richard deVerdier. “We owe it to our past and current membership and directors to celebrate the efforts of those whom have gone before us to develop ICAP into the leading state appraisal coalition it has become. “
Throughout 2014 ICAP will be celebrating its anniversary with additional details to follow.