CHICAGO (March 1, 2010) – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest organization of real estate appraisers, today announced it has published its first audio book.
"Scope of Work" by Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, is intended to help appraisers meet the competency and ethical standards of the profession.
The scope of work concept, which is central to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards, gives appraisers the flexibility to meet the needs of their clients. Misuse of the scope of work concept can be disastrous, but an appraiser who knows how to tailor each assignment to the circumstances of the appraisal can enjoy increased security, opportunity and success.
Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, is the director of screening for the Appraisal Institute. She has more than 30 years of experience in the property valuation field and has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute in the areas of appraisal standards, ethics and counseling, education, and publications. She is the author of "Understanding Limited Appraisals and Appraisal Reporting Options," published by the Appraisal Institute in 1994, and co-developed a seminar by the same name. She was involved in the development of the Appraisal Institutes "Scope of Work" seminar. Coleman is a past member of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation, the body responsible for developing and interpreting the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. She is an Appraiser Qualifications Board-approved USPAP instructor and is actively engaged in teaching classes on USPAP throughout the United States.
"Scope of Work" (stock no. 0733M) is available for download or on CDs. Downloads cost $15 for members and $20 for non-members; CDs cost $30 for members and $35 for non-members (includes shipping). To order, go to www.appraisalinstitute.org/ScopeofWork, or call 1-888-7JOINAI (888-756-4624).
The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 25,000 members and 91 chapters throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. For more information regarding the Appraisal Institute, please visit www.appraisalinstitute.org.