Saturday, October 2, 2010

Washington, D.C. Events: AARO, NAR - Valuation Summit

There are two major appraisal/valuation related events in Washington, D.C. this week. First, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO), along with The Appraisal Foundation and the Appraisal Subcommittee, is holding a joint conference October 1 - 5, 2010. Their Agenda is full, and packed with interesting speakers and timely topics. AARO president, Bruce Fitzsimons, has invited me to attend. As a former regulator, and current Honorary Member of AARO, it will be great to see long time friends (and foes) from the appraisal regulator world.

Immediately following the AARO Joint Conference, the National Association of REALTORS® is hosting a Valuation Summit October 5 - 6, 2010. Several folks from the AARO Conference will be making appearances for panel discussions. Once again, it will be great to see long time friends and acquaintances like NAR President Vicki Cox Golder, NAR President-Elect Ron Phipps, Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board Executive Director Larry Disney, Steve Fritts from the FDIC, and Jacqueline Doty from Freddie Mac. Having crossed swords with him during the negotiations over the Florida AMC Regulation Bill during the 2010 Legislative session, it will be interesting to hear what former TAVMA President Don Blanchard has to say.

By far, the most entertaining portion of the day will be the last session. I've been asked to moderate the panel discussion among Dave Bunton, Jim Park and Bruce Fitzsimons. It would be great if we could arrange for a webcast!

Here's the agenda.

Valuation Summit Final Agenda

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