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 writing exercises 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.
Participants have 45 days from the session start date to complete the course material for this program. This course is completed at the student's own pace. This course has a two-hour multiple-choice examination that focuses on components of good writing.
Do I have to take the course exam?
You are required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
You may be required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
You are not required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
Note. This course can also be used for MAI education requirements. Click here for details.
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