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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
August 20 - 23, 2013
* includes late fee
Dan L. Swango, MAI, SRA
Holiday Inn Media Center
150 E. Angeleno Ave.
to check state approvals
Sponsor / Contact
Lianna Chaparyan / Linda Zimmer
General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies
provides instruction in effectively communicating a sound analysis of selected parts of a valuation. The course addresses USPAP requirements and the three types of writing most often used in appraisal reports: descriptive, numerical, and analytical. Lectures on writing principles, discussions of various sections of the appraisal report, and in-class writing exercises and presentations provide guidance and practice in effective communication of a valuation analysis. Specific assignments include writing a thesis statement, summarizing data, creating effective tables, writing a conclusion, communicating highest and best use, communicating an analysis, writing a letter of transmittal, and writing a reconciliation and opinion of value. During this four-day course, participants will use data provided in case studies as the basis for writing assignments that will help them recognize and produce effective reports. A two-hour multiple-choice examination that focuses on components of good writing concludes the course.
This course can also be used for MAI education requirements.
Table of Contents and Overview
Those seeking general Appraiser Certification and appraisers who want to improve their writing skills
HP12C calculator user's manual
You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
Using a Financial Calculator; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree, and Sample Problems;
Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
For additional help with the HP12C calculator, take our online seminar,
Using Your HP12C Financial Calculator.
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour
General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2
Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.
For Further Reading
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th ed.
The Appraisal Writing Handbook
Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
2 - 14 days prior to program start date, $100.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.
The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.
Some classes have prerequisites. Be sure to read the course description to find out if there are any prerequisites for this course.
Some classes have required textbooks. Be sure to read the class description to find out if there are any required textbooks for this course. There will not be any textbooks for purchase at the class. You must buy them ahead of time. If you arrive for a class without the required textbook credit for the class cannot be given and there will be no refund.
Some classes require you bring a laptop and or other equipment. Be sure to read the class description to determine if any equipment is required. You are responsible for bringing your own extension cord(s). None will be provided. Please safeguard your equipment and personal belongings at all times. The Appraisal Institute, the Southern California Chapter, the Instructor or the facility will not be responsible for any loss of your personal belongings.
CLASS MATERIALS TO DOWNLOAD
Some classes are now available with downloadable materials. If you opted to download class materials instead of having them shipped to you, you will be required to bring the materials with you on a laptop or as a hard copy. If you do not have the materials with you credit for the class cannot be given and there will be no refund. Copies will not be available to you in the class. You are responsible for bringing your own extension cord(s). None will be provided.
It is the policy of the Appraisal Institute to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are participating in Appraisal Institute educational programs. If you need accommodations to participate because of a disability, please notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance of the program and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. Without two weeks’ notice, accommodation may not be available.
For scannable exams, written notification of results will be sent to the examinee approximately 15 business days from the date of receipt of the exams at the national office.
Certificates of completion for continuing education will be sent to the student in approximately 15 days from the date of the class. Express Grading is available. For more information contact the national office at (312)335-4207.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
CHECK IN AT 8:00 AM
CLASS STARTS AT 8:30 AM
NO BREAKFAST OR REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
LUNCH: YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN
PARKING: $5.00 A DAY, PAID IN CASH AT TIME OF CHECK-IN.
TEMPERATURES IN CLASS ROOMS VARY. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.
FACILITY INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS