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Welcome

Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  We are a professional organization which now includes just under 500 leading practitioners of real estate appraisal and consulting serving the Buckeye State.  Please take a look at our educational offerings and "find an appraiser" links.  Our Chapter is home to some of the finest instructors in the industry, and our quarterly Chapter meetings offer timely and engaging mini-seminars on a wide range of real estate appraisal topics.

The Ohio Chapter is proud to be a part of the Appraisal Institute.  Our chapter professionals are committed to the highest standard of professional appraisal practice and have been tested and trained to the highest levels of educational standards in the business.  Confident in our rigorous standards of appraisal practice, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and quality through a commitment to life-long learning.  We encourage you to consider the benefits of the Appraisal Institute if you are looking for an appraiser or an appraisal career.

Note from the 2021 Ohio Chapter President

Emily Braman, President

Thanks so much to 2020 OCAI President Shannon Weaver, MAI for her leadership through such an unusual year! We came through 2020 with several successful new programs and are financially sound.

We have so much planned for the first half of the year! We are continuing our successful webinar series and Candidates Cocktails. We are offering 2-hour Retail and Residential Market Conditions Webinars in March of 2021, with great panels of local market participants. The Market Conditions: Retail will be on March 4th and the Residential on March 11th. On March 18th, we are hosting the 7-hour Rapid Response: Market Analysis in Volatile Markets seminar with Mark Ratterman, MAI, SRA as the instructor. Look for another edition of our successful Property Tax Webinar, with a new panel, later in the year as well as other great programs. Huge thanks to Nancy Linton-Hall for the amazing job she’s done getting us Continuing Education credits for these webinars this year!

Last year we hosted several Virtual Candidates Cocktail Hours for candidates and their advisors. Each participant was sent a cocktail recipe and invited to an informal Zoom discussion. Both candidates and their advisors found these opportunities useful to help candidates move along the path to designation. Now we are excited to offer Candidates Cocktail hours featuring John Urubek, MAI, AI-GRS and Chris Johnson MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, national comprehensive exam prep instructors, who will be able to give the inside scoop on the comp exams. The General Candidates Cocktail is on February 25th at 5 p.m. and the date for the Residential Candidates Cocktail will be forthcoming, but should be in early March. These are open to candidates, their advisors, and those interested in learning more about becoming a candidate for designation, but registration is required.

Our first Appraisers’ Roundtable is February 18th, during the lunch hour, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Join us on Zoom for a discussion about “Challenges in a COVID World”. Christian Smith, MAI will lead us in this informal exchange of ideas and obstacles. To keep our Zoom link secure, you must register for this free networking event. Look for our next lunchtime Appraisers’ Roundtable event on March 25th.

I’m personally looking forward to several Social Hours! We are having our first Social (half) hour between the Retail Market Conditions Webinar on March 4th and our Chapter Business Meeting that evening. We will continue to have these informal Social Hours after the Residential Market Conditions Webinar on March 11th and the Rapid Response Webinar on March 18th. Grab a cocktail or a glass of water and stay on Zoom to network with your favorite OCAI folks after these classes.

Details and registration links for all of these classes, socials and roundtables can be found here.

We are looking for topics for our Appraiser Roundtable lunch time chats. Send all of your suggestions to me at EBraman@cpbco.com. I look forward to getting together with you virtually in the first half of 2021 and hopefully in person later in the year!

Sincerely,
Emily Braman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
President

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