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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
July 26 - 27, 2013
Mark V. Smeltzer, SRA
Best Western Parkway Center Inn
875 Greentree Road
to check state approvals
Sponsor / Contact
Mary Ann Hertzig
This course engages appraisers in practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice. Course objectives are achieved through the discussion and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study. Participants will practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports. The techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations that complicate routine assignments.
Table of Contents and Overview
Beginning appraisers, real estate professionals, users of appraisal services, accountants
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.
Successful completion of
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour
, or equivalent courses is required.
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 Writing Handbook
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 13th ed.
Using Residential Appraisal Report Forms: URAR, Form 2055, and the Market Conditions Form, 2nd ed.
Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed.
Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Up To 15 days prior to program start date, no transfer fee.
7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
Less than 7 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
The Residential Report Writing & Case Studies Course will be held at Best Western Parkway Center Inn, 1st floor (www.bestwestern.com/parkwaycenterinn)412-922-7070. Check in anytime between 8-8:30am class begins at 8:30am. Tuition includes material and coffee breaks..no other food included..student on their own for lunch.
Best Western-Parkway Center-, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-922-7070 ext 154 "Gil Wynrib") Room rate of $119 advise that you are with the Appraisal Institute. The Best Western offers a continental breakfast, wi-fi and fitness room. The hotel will be going through some remodeling, but will not affect our classes. Class will be held in the Greentree room off the lobby.
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Any questions contact Mary Ann Hertzig at 412-563-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.