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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
May 14 - 17, 2013, Tuesday - Friday
Alan Blankenship, PhD
Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel
7700 Courtney Campbell Cswy
to check state approvals
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Florida Gulf Coast
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 20 days prior to program start date, $75.00 cancellation fee.
7 - 19 days prior to program start date, $200.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $50.00 transfer fee.
7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $75.00 transfer fee.
Less than 7 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
Attendance: 100% attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualifications Board minimum criteria requirements. A “classroom hour” is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. A 10-minute break per hour is allowed and a student would still meet the 100% attendance requirement. Students should not be late or leave if they are late or leave early, they will not receive credit. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.
ADA Policy: If you have a disability and may require special accommodation, please notify us in writing at least two (2) weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. Other Information: We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is not responsible for students' non-refundable airline reservations or other travel expenses.
Registration Deadline Date: If you register 30 days prior to class, you will receive the Early Registration Discount. After 30 days, regular tuition price will be in effect. The chapter sets a registration deadline date, however, there is no guarantee that space will still be available by that date. Enrollment is based on space limitations and the availability of ordering extra sets of student materials. We strongly recommend that you register prior to the deadline date to help ensure you get a seat in the class. Once we reach the maximum seating limit, registration will be closed.
ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION NOTICE All enrollment cancellations must be submitted in writing via fax 813-962-4006 or email email@example.com. A confirmation of your cancellation will be e-mailed once it is processed by the Chapter office. See details regarding cancellation fees. Weather and/or Emergency Procedures for courses and seminars: In the event of bad weather or a state of emergency, call the chapter office at (813) 962-4003 for any message about the status of the class. If there is no message, the class will continue as scheduled. In the event the class needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, you will be notified of new class date.
Florida Students: Florida law requires students receive a grade of 75% or higher on any classroom exam administered by education providers. The Appraisal Institute requires students to achieve 70% or higher to receive exam credit. If a student wishing to receive pre-licensure credit from Florida receives a grade of 70 - 74%, he/she will receive a completion certificate from the Appraisal Institute that will indicate that they will receive classroom and exam credit for the Appraisal Institute only. If a student receives between 70 - 74%, they will ot get exam cedit from the state of Florida (but will only receive classroom credit from Florida. If a student receives 75% or higher, they will receive both Appraisal Institute and state of Florida credit for the classroom and exam hours. If you have any questions regarding this law, please visit the Florida website at: http://www.state.fl.us/dbpr/re/freab_welcome.shtml
Laptop Required for this class.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
Class Location: Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607. (Note: the hotel can provide shuttle service to and from the airport, to local restaurants and shopping).
Sleeping rooms are available at the Bay Harbor Hotel under Appraisal Institute rate of $79+ - $89+/night (city view or water view). For reservation, call (813) 281-8900 and ask for the "Appraisal Institute group block" rate.
Registration/Class, Tuesday May 14: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 17: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exam: Friday, May 17 - 3 PM - 5 PM
FREAB: 17 hours of CE #0008220 and 30 hours of QE #0008054
Student Material: It will be the student's responsibility to bring course workbook with them to class. If you do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at (813) 962-4003. Students who register less than ten days prior to class will receive the student materials at the door. Note: If you register less than ten days prior to class, there will be an additional $15 shipping fee and you will receive the course materials at class.
Student Rosters: Students that do not wish to have their name, address, phone number and email address published to other students in the class must notify the Chapter at least five (5) days prior to the beginning of the course.
Directions to Bay Harbor Hotel: From North: Take I-75 South to I-275 South. Follow 275 South to Exit 39, Tampa Airport/Highway 60 West. Follow signs for Highway 60/West towards Clearwater, Exit 2A. At second traffic light, turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to the hotel. From South: Take I-75 to Exit 39, Tampa Airport/Highway 60 West. Follow signs for 60 West towards Clearwater, Exit 2A. At the second light, turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to hotel. From Tampa airport: Exit airport towards SR 60 West ramp towards Veterans Expressway/Clearwater. Merge onto Memorial Highway SR-60/West. Take SR 60 West towards Clearwater, Exit 2A. Stay straight on Courtney Campbell Causeway/SR 60W. At second traffic light, turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to hotel. http://www.bayharbortampa.com/directions.aspx.
Other nearby hotel options: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay, 3050 N. Rocky Point Drive W., Tampa 33607 (813) 888-8800; Hampton Inn Rocky Point/Tampa, 3050 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa 33607 (813) 289-6262.