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NEW! Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems

By examining unusual and complex land valuation assignments, this seminar takes concepts covered in the Appraisal Institute curriculum to the next level. Besides lecture, discussion, and Q&A, sample case studies will demonstrate, primarily in Excel, conceptual and practical applications that participants will be able to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Suggested solution strategies for these assignments will be provided.

NEW VERSION! Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

The much anticipated update to the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions was released by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference in Dec. 2016. This is the first update to the standards since 2000. The Appraisal Institute’s two-day course not only provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions 6th edition, it includes critical instruction to those involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. The course walks you through case studies which demonstrate practical procedures and solutions. Whether you are an experienced appraiser who writes or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or you are an appraiser interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to apply the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions in practice. An optional one-hour exam is included. 

UPDATED! Valuation of Conservation Easements

Valuation of Conservation Easements is an intense, advanced-level educational endeavor dealing with one of the most controversial topics in the realm of valuation. It is designed for the advanced, general certified appraiser who understands the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals. This intensive program will familiarize participants with conservation easement valuations in a variety of different situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals that are required to comply with the Yellow Book, and appraisals involving non-cash charitable contributions that are required to comply with IRS standards. 

NEW! Review Case Studies - Residential

*Education for the AI-RRS designation!

Review Case Studies-Residential applies the review process to practical problems that residential reviewers face every day. In Review Theory-Residential, participants learned about developing review opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, reasonableness, appropriateness, and credibility specific to another appraiser’s work, including reasons for disagreement. This course puts the theory into practice through realistic problems, work applications, group discussions, and an extended case study. Come prepared to be challenged. This course will be beneficial for reviewers, appraisers, and other real estate professionals who regularly work with appraisals and reviews.

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