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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
June 18 - 21, 2013
Alan Blankenship, PhD
Summit Conference and Event Center
411 Sable Blvd.
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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.
Cancellation/Refunds: Requests for cancellation must be received in writing at the Chapter Office. Confirmed students should not assume that a cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Direct your e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Cancellation: The Colorado Chapter reserves the right to cancel any event, course or seminar if the minimum enrollment level is not reached. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. Attendance: 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 that verify successful completion and attendance of 100% at the completion of the course or seminar. Please note: If Appraisal Institute records indicate attendance of less than 100%, the student’s certificate will reflect this, and state agencies may refuse to award credit. ADA Policy: If you have a disability and may require some accommodation at any event, please notify us in writing at least 2 weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodations. PROGRAM MATERIALS: Program materials will be shipped directly to the student. If you do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the sponsor to inform them. Beginning 4 weeks before the offering start date, program material will be shipped directly to the student. IF YOUR COURSE MATERIALS WERE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BRING THEM WITH YOU TO CLASS EACH DAY.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
REGISTRATION AND MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION - JUNE 18 - 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Continental breakfast is included.
ORIENTATION - ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY - JUNE 18 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
COURSE LECTURE - JUNE 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
COURSE LECTURE - JUNE 19 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
COURSE LECTURE - JUNE 20 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
COURSE LECTURE - JUNE 21 - 8:00 am - Noon
EXAMINATION - JUNE 21 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION will be e-mailed from the Appraisal Institute upon receipt of course materials within five (5) BUSINESS days after the completion of the course.
THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE & EVENT CENTER
411 SABLE BLVD.
AURORA, CO 80011
COUNTRY INN AND SUITES BY CARLSON, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
4343 N. AIRPORT WAY
DENVER, CO 80239
SPECIAL RATE: $84.00 per night
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