President’s Message

June 2018

“Networking is not about connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” Michele Jennae, author of The Connectworker

Over the years my appraisal career took me in various directions. Many of you know me as a subdivision appraiser with The Corky McMillin Companies. After the recession I worked for the Assessor’s Office and now I’m the County’s sole staff appraiser. Each opportunity had its challenges and rewards and no matter where I landed, the one constant was the support of my family and AI colleagues.

In our appraisal profession we are constantly searching for tools and resources to help us learn new skills, reinforce concepts, and stay gainfully employed. Whether you just started your appraisal career or have been in the business for many years, don’t underestimate the power of networking. “Networking is the No. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.” (Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest)

The best place to look for networking resources is reaching out to your co-workers for their ideas, expertise and friendship, and your next opportunity will be at the Appraisal Institute 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  Our conference is from July 30 to August 1 with offerings that will help you stay ahead of the curve and have fun while learning. In the evenings we have a social planned at Wildhorse Saloon (July 30) and more music and entertainment provided by our fellow AI members (July 31). Also if you are still hanging out for more country western fun, there is a golf outing with cowboy boots optional (August 1).

Please find the links below for the annual conference agenda, accommodations at JW Marriott and online registration. One day registration is also now available online so don’t miss out.
Annual Conference Info                                     Registration

I hope to see you there!

Eva Stresemann, MAI

(858) 694-2732