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New Assessment Tools

IAAO has unveiled the new Compensation Estimator as a quick and easy comparative analysis tool for IAAO members. The tool’s data is based on the findings of the IAAO Assessment Industry Compensation Survey conducted by Readex Research and can be a helpful guide for your strategic planning and professional development efforts. Estimated results are based upon approximately 3,000 responses to the survey that included compensation information. Members can check out the tool at www.iaao.org/estimator.

Succession Planning Toolkit

IAAO has created a Succession Planning Toolkit to serve as a succession planning guide specifically for valuation agencies. We created the Toolkit to help our members incorporate leadership development within their strategic planning efforts since most offices are facing a large number of employees retiring in the near future and will need to cultivate our next generation of assessment industry leaders. The toolkit is available to download at www.iaao.org/successionplanning.

GIS Technology Survey

In response to industry-wide interest in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, IAAO is conducting a 20 question survey asking about operational uses of GIS tools within valuation offices. The goal of the survey is to identify trends in the use of GIS technologies with the intent to provide you with better information and services. Compiled results from this survey will be shared with all IAAO members. Those who complete the survey will be given a link to a free book from our industry partner in this survey, Esri. Assist IAAO and participate in this online survey.

Big-Box Paper

IAAO released the association's position paper on valuing big-box stores. The paper, "Commercial Big-Box Retail: A Guide to Market-Based Valuation," was published by the Special Committee on Big Box Valuation, under the direction of the IAAO Research Subcommittee and IAAO Executive Board. The IAAO position paper focuses on key elements assessment officials consider when addressing Big Box store valuation.

Assessment Brochure

To assist members in providing information about the assessment process, IAAO has developed a public information brochure, Understanding Your Assessment, explaining how the value of property is estimated and what causes it to change. Copies of the brochure are available to purchase online in quantities of 50 at $17 per each 50. For a free sample of this brochure, please send your mailing address to Pamela Meyers (meyers@iaao.org) with UYA Sample in the subject line. A sample brochure will be mailed to you.

Salary Estimator

Succession Planning Toolkit

IAAO Big-Box Paper Available

Prep & Trial Seminar June 7-8

Registration is open for the 2018 Preparation and Trial of the Property Tax Appeal Seminar, set to take place at the University of North Carolina - School of Government on June 7-8. The School of Government is located in the Knapp-Sanders Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The IAAO Legal Committee is presenting this two-day training for attorneys, assessors, and appraisal personnel who want to be better prepared for appeals. The topics will focus on trial ethics, the use of technology at trial, analyzing appraisal reports, review appraisers and rebuttal witnesses, and trial mechanics. Besides the mock trial, attendees will also hear experts speak, participate in deliberations, and hear panel discussions from various viewpoints. The subject property of the mock trial is a hotel.

March's IAAO webinar, "Dirt Is Just Dirt, Isn't It? - Agricultural Land Valuation," will provide participants with a brief glimpse of the history of valuing agriculture land and also a glimpse at the importance of the role that agriculture plays in the economy of the United States. The webinar will then focus on the valuation of agricultural lands and the current approaches to its valuation. An emphasis will be placed on Use-Value, while other approaches will be shown, as well as some additional assessment tools that can be used in the valuation of agricultural lands.

Registration closes soon for the 12th International Research Symposium, April 5-6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to the symposium, a half-day forum on "Improving Valuations with Big Data, Open Data, & Data Mining" is scheduled for April 4th. 

2018 Prep & Trial Seminar

2018 International Symposium

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  • April 4 2018
    International Research Symposium 04/04/2018 The 2018 IAAO International Research Symposium is set for April 4-6 in Prague, Czech Republic, and will offer an exploration of the intersection of public policy and mass appraisal standards, guidance, and implementation challenges. The Symposium is April 5-6 and there will be a half-day forum on Data on April 4. Add to Calendar
  • April 18 2018
    Using the Census Bureau's ACS for Assessment Officials 04/18/2018 IAAO Webinar Series - In this free webinar, you will learn how The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Discover the detailed social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics that the ACS provides for every community every year

    Presented by Gretchen Gooding
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  • June 7 2018
    Preparation and Trial Seminar 06/07/2018 The two-day seminar is for attorneys, assessors, and appraisal personnel who want to be better prepared for appeals that progress to court hearings. Add to Calendar
  • September 23 2018
    84th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 09/23/2018 Join IAAO for the 84th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Minneapolis. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits. Add to Calendar
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Find the resources you need in the library

Looking for an IAAO resource? Find all of our internationally recognized publications, standards, and periodicals here. Members have full access to the IAAO Library as well as AssessorNet, our member networking tool.

The library recently released two new subject guides. The Sharing Economy Subject Guide provides links to articles, reports and websites with information on this new part of the economy. On landfills, there are two different ways to look at the valuation of landfills and the subject guide provides sources on both the appraisal of the landfill itself and also the impact on the surrounding properties. 

Subject Guide on Room Sharing Economy

New Landfill Subject Guide

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