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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
July 16 - 19, 2013
* includes late fee
Cay Lacey, MAI
1350 118th Street
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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 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
2 - 13 days prior to program start date, $75.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
2 - 13 days prior to program start date, no transfer fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing or email message. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.
If you have a disability and require accommodations and seating, please notify the office of the Iowa Chapter at least two weeks in advance and staff will make arrangements for reasonable accommodations and seating.
We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facilty locations at any time.
Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reserations.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
Country Inn & Suites, 1350 NW 118th Street, Clive,IA 50325 (Phone No.515-223-9254)
Tuesday July 16-19, 2013 8:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M..
8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Lunch) 1.00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by State licensing and certification regulatory agencies.
Continue Education Credit:
Thirty (30) hours of continuing education credits have been approved for license and appraisal certification renewal in Iowa and Illinois, Thirty (30) hours of continuing education credits have been denied for Realtors of the Iowa Real Estate Commission, and thirty (30) hours of contining education credits have been approved by the Appraisal Institute.
All - Appraisers, Assessors and REALTORS