CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2009) – The Appraisal Institute is proud to announce the release of its newest publication, The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th edition, by Mark R. Rattermann, MAI, SRA. This practical handbook serves as a complement to the latest edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate and is designed to assist students and valuation practitioners alike in understanding the appraisal profession, preparing for state licensing exams and embarking on a successful career in real estate valuation.
"The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate is a great resource that appraisers can use to hone the skills needed to overcome challenges and perform appraisal assignments with consistency, competence and integrity," explained Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, president of the Appraisal Institute. "The handbook is especially helpful as it walks readers through every chapter of the 13th edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate, summarizing key concepts along the way and identifying important terms."
To keep readers up to date on current trends, The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th edition, includes:
"The Appraisal of Real Estate goes into great depth in discussing what the role of an appraiser is and how to conduct an appraisal," noted Anwell Tsai in the article "6 Must Reads for New Real Estate Investors." "There is much more to appraising then simply looking at comparable properties or doing a quick cash flow analysis."
Explanations and illustrations of the nuances of valuation theory and practice through real-world examples;
Presentations of sample problems that will allow readers to test their valuation knowledge every step of the way; and
Summaries of topics relevant to today’s appraisal practitioner.
PRICING AND ORDERING INFORMATION
The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th edition (Stock No. 0723M), is available to Appraisal Institute members for $45; $55 for non-members (plus shipping and handling). To place an order by telephone call 800-504-7440 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET) or to order online visit www.appraisalinstitute.org/13thstudenthandbook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark R. Rattermann, MAI, SRA, is a senior partner with REsource, LLC, a real estate appraisal firm in Indianapolis. He is active in the Appraisal Institute education program and teaches at various real estate schools, trade associations and community colleges in Indiana. He has written articles for The Appraisal Journal and is the author of Residential Sales Comparison Approach: Deriving, Documenting, and Defending Your Value Opinion and Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic.
The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 24,000 members and 91 chapters 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. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. For more information regarding the Appraisal Institute, please visit www.appraisalinstitute.org.