Association of Real Estate Appraisers

Who are we?

The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CAREA) is a professional organization formed in April, 1990. It is comprised of both residential and commercial real estate appraisers licensed by the State of Colorado, as well as others interested in promoting our profession. We are based in Colorado Springs, and serve the entire state.

History of CAREA:

In early 1990, G.J. Baker, Bill Weeks, & Tony Fay were contacted by the regional offices of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) concerning starting a local chapter of the organization within the Colorado Springs area.  Given a roster of local NAREA members, their collective response culminated in the Pikes Peak Chapter of the NAREA meeting for the first time on Wednesday, April 25, 1990 at the Ramada Inn.  Twelve people were in attendance: G.J. Baker; George Berry; Robert Bills; Frank & Carmen DeSouza; Tony Fay; Dick Fox; Ed & Tena Kovitz; Bill Lieb; Dorothy Walker; and, Bill Weeks.

First order of business was to elect a board of officers.  George Berry was elected President; Tony Fay was elected Vice President; Bob Bills was elected Secretary; and, Ed Kovitz was elected Treasurer.  The goals of the organization were announced to be: provide a forum wherein appraisers could exchange ideas & address issues, receive information concerning new developments regarding the profession, and to engage guest speakers for each meeting to address the forum on appraiser related topics.  The dues for membership in the organization were set at $25.00 per year.


To Contact CAREA or one of our members, please send an email using this link. We will respond to you as soon as feasible.  

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  • 14 Jan 2019 12:29 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    If you would like to pay your CAREA dues for 2019 but don't know how - it is pretty easy.

    - Go to the CAREA website.

    - Log in with your user name and password.

    - In the upper right corner click on VIEW PROFILE. 

    - You will see your "Membership details" right in the center of the screen.  You can renew there by clicking on the button "Renew to 01 Jan 2019" in the bottom right corner. 

  • 14 Jan 2019 12:26 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Due to venue inavailability, our January meeting has been pushed out to the 4th Wednesday, 01/23/19. Please remember to update your calendars!  The topic for next weeks meeting is "Support for Single Family Sales Comparison Adjustments" presented by Edd Gillespie. 

  • 29 Dec 2018 6:15 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Jan 18, 2019 8am-12pm Denver, CO   $40


    History, Lawes, Impacts to Real Estate, Taxes, Inspections, Awareness & Opportunities.

    Updated COurse! New rules, statistics, and the booming Colorado Industrial Hemp Industry!

    Approved for 4 hrs., CE - Colorado Bpard of Real Estate Appraisers

    CanabisClass -Jan 2019 Registration Flyer (Appr).pdf

    Questions: Contact Maggie at 720-491-1754

  • 06 Nov 2018 8:40 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We have negotiated a new discount for all our members. You can use the 10% discount for any and all classes McKissock offers.  Please check out the "Members Only" section for more details.

  • 26 Oct 2018 10:53 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Our November meeting is on the SECOND Wednesday of the month in November. This is a week earlier than usual. Our topic is:

    New Guidelines on Solar Home Evaluations for Appraisers

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs, CO

    Presented by: Wendy Crawford

    Please register today!

  • 27 Sep 2018 9:34 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We are planning a mentors only meeting at Mimi's Cafe at 7133 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 ยท on October 18th at noon. 

    We need feedback on the idea of module training rather than a mentor having one trainee for everything

    Also, we are going to cover a few items on mentors' fear of liability.

    This is a meeting for all current mentors, appraisers who are thinking about becoming a mentor and for appraisers who recently finished their training and are now licensed or certified, because their insights and opinions are much valued as well!

    Please RSVP to Shelley Bogenhagen

  • 15 Aug 2018 10:41 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We have received information that the El Paso County Assessor's office is launching a new website next Tuesday and has published a youtube video that explains the functionality and changes for the new site. Please use this link to watch the video:

    if you have any questions regarding the new Assessor's website, please contact the office at 719-520-6600 or via email at

  • 02 May 2018 10:25 AM | Robin Tenney (Administrator)

    Great news for people interested in becoming appraisers!

    On April 30, 2018, the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers, within the Division of Real Estate, held an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing and adopted new rule changes to the Real Estate Appraiser Program, to be effective May 1, 2018. 

    Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers rule chnge.pdf

  • 29 Dec 2017 11:38 AM | Pam Herre (Administrator)

    Please take a look at the below link. CDOT is excited to be able to share this opportunity with our members.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    Pam Herre

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