New Appraisal Institute Text Examines Appraising Automobile Dealerships

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CHICAGO – RealEstateRama – Since valuing automobile dealerships requires specialized knowledge of the operation of auto dealerships and the physical features of dealership properties, “A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships,” second edition, includes case studies, real-life examples and guidance from industry experts, according to a book published by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

“A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships,” second edition, by Bradley R. Carter, MAI, is a text that will help commercial real estate appraisers examine the relevant issues considered in the valuation of auto dealerships and offer new insights to professionals involved in the design, development and financing of these unique properties.

“A number of valuable updates and additions have been made to this second edition of the text,” Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, wrote in the book’s foreword. “Changing car shopping habits, new business models, and other types of vehicle-related properties are discussed, and concerns from users of appraisal reports are addressed.”

“A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships,” second edition, (ISBN: 9781935328834) is a 274-page soft cover book; a PDF is also available. They are available for $60 ($50 for Appraisal Institute professionals) each, or $84 ($70 for Appraisal Institute professionals) if purchased together. Call 888-756-4624 or order online.

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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at

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