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John Urubek

Founder of Appraiser's Paradise

John H. Urubek, MAI, CCIM faced a broad array of appraisal challenges over the last 30+ years.  He started under the guidance of two MAI's who taught him the love of the appraisal process and encouraged him toward this renown designation.  In 1986, he started Realty Value Consultants in Chicago, growing it to 23 appraisers with 6 administrative staff.  He also was a founding partner of another appraisal practice in Atlanta.

As an international instructor for the Appraisal Institute, John credits his students and co-instructors as the source of much of his appraisal knowledge.  He currently teaches virtually all courses requires to become an MAI and is also an AQB certified USPAP instructor.

After getting his first computer in 1986, John began creating macros to automate some of the repetitive steps in report writing and make the appraiser's job easier.  His staff continually asked for more.  This eventually lead to the development and sale of commercial narrative software for PCs.  Almost 20 years later, the process evolved into the most advanced intuitive tools for managing the production of narrative style reports - Appraiser's Paradise. 

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