GRC Update: Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board

On May 20, 2018, Governor Dayton signed into law SF 2991/HF2829, which establishes the Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board (REAAB).  This seven-person board appointed by the Department of Commerce (DOC) commissioner will advise and provide best practices regarding real estate appraisers’ licensing, public disciplinary matters, continuing education, and industry-related trends.  The first meeting is to…

Lessons from LDAC 2018

Every year the North Star Chapter nominates one or more representatives to attend the Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) in Washington, DC.  This year the Chapter was represented by Brett Hall, MAI, SRA; Cory Kost, MAI; and Christine Mackaman, MAI.  Below, read about the valuable lessons they learned at the conference.  Perhaps you will…

Board Member Profile: Eric Bjorklund, MAI

In each newsletter, we will feature a North Star Board Member.  This quarter we’re talking with Eric Bjorklund, MAI, owner of Bjorklund Appraisals in Bloomington, MN. North Star (NS): How did you get into the appraisal industry? Eric Bjorklund (EB): My father was an appraiser.  After my first year of college, and in need of summertime employment, he…