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 AAREA Spring 2020 Forum

Friday, April 24, 2020

Registration & Breakfast start at 8:00 am

Opening Remarks at 8:30 am

Black Canyon Conference Center

7 Hours* of the Most Interesting CE you can take this year!!! Outstanding speakers on national and local appraisal issues: 

*pending DFI continuing ed credit

  • Michael Orcutt - Arizona attorney and specialist in real estate law will speak on litigation and liability issues facing appraisers!
  • Michael Combrink, Chief Deputy for Coconino County Assessor's Office will address the issue of short term vacation rentals - are they single family homes, commercial properties???  SB1490 (AZ Senate Bill 1490)
  • John Russell, American Society of Appraisers Director of Government Relations & Business will discuss the issues impacting collateral valuation and housing finance from a national perspective!
  • Mark Lewis, Chair of the Appraisal Qualification Board, will give us an update on national trends of people entering the appraisal profession, proposed changes in how qualifying education and experience may be obtained which will impact those entering and becoming certified, and Appraisal Foundation updates.
  • Aaron Ivey/Marshall Hamilton, DataMaster - New and improved data collection and use in the development of support for reporting of appraisal results.
  • James Heaslet - Chief of Construction & Valuation with the Veterans Administration.  An Arizona native, he will update us on new policies for trainees, the status of VA appraising, and what is going on in D.C. behind the scenes.

Register Now!   

Event Contact

Brandy Holzer, Event Chair
AAREA - Arizona Association of Real Estate Appraisers


The Courtyard by Mariott has limited rooms at a reduced rate. Please click below by April 2, 2020  to reserve your room.


Cancellation Policy

Conference registration canceled by emailing

*For a full refund: cancellation notice must be received on or before  March 27th, 2020.

*For a 50% refund: cancellation notice must be received between March 28th, 2020-April 10th, 2020
*There will be no refunds given after April 11th, 2020.

In the event AAREA/AASC must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, AAREA/AASC will refund the cost of registration. However, AAREA/AASC does not assume responsibility for any individual additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

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AAREA was founded to improve the appraisal profession, the professionalism of appraisers and to support and represent our members.
AAREA is working for the appraiser with special emphasis on the Arizona appraiser.

We are not funded by lenders or AMCs.

If you are not a member, please join and contribute in giving appraisers a voice.

Membership is open to any certified, licensed appraiser, or trainee.

Why Join AAREA?

There are many good reasons to join the Arizona Association of Real Estate Appraisers.

Here are a few:

1.  By joining AAREA you support the largest Arizona appraisal organization/  We are broad based and include trainees, licensed, certified residential and certified general whose sole purpose is to represent Arizona appraisers, many of whom belong to other appraisal organizations with other focuses.

2.  AAREA stands up for the rights of appraisers both nationally and in Arizona.

3.  AAREA is not geographically based, but includes appraisers throughout the state and listens to what appraisers say through our surveys.  We give appraisers a voice!

4.  AAREA keeps you posted on changes at the Department of Financial Institutions or Arizona Legislature that affect tArizona Appraisers.

5.  AAREA keeps up with what is going on and the threats to our profession, whether it is from outside forces or in the modification of USPAP or appraisal qualifications.  We keep you informed.

6.  We analyze and report any changes in appraisal standards that are proposed by the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) and take surveys of your opinions. 

7.  AAREA also provides appraisers with resources for appraisal questions through our Peer Review Committee where you can ask questions and have appraisals reviewed without violating the Ethics Rule of USPAP.

8.  AAREA has a designation program that gives appraisers the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to quality appraisals and earn the DRA Designation.

9.  AAREA offers financial benefits such as the Office Depot discount card.

10.   The cost of AAREA membership ($25) is the discount that is applied to the Forum registration fee.

Click on the link below to become an AAREA member.