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Data Verification Methods
Alan F. Simmons, SRPA
Appraisal Institute - Online Education
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There are many ways to verify a sale or lease transaction. Even after accounting for differences in personalities, information sought, and property types, no one best way emerges. This seminar offers you a number of proven alternatives to an activity that is an essential part of the appraisal process. Accordingly, the goal of this seminar is to provide a variety of professional techniques that should increase your success in verifying, or confirming, market data. The seminar has been written to appeal to both residential and general appraisers, with exercises for each.
Module 1: Verification
Module 2: Building and Implementing a Data Sheet
Module 3: Interviewing
Module 4: Telephone Interviewing Techniques
Module 5: In-person and Written Interviewing Techniques
Recognize various definitions of verification and client requirements for verification of data
Recognize how market participants view appraisers and the verification process
Build a data sheet
Recognize various types of questions and prepare an opening script
Describe successful telephone interviewing techniques
Explore alternatives to traditional verification techniques
Study elements of a survey letter
AI CE Credit for Designated members, Candidates for Designation and Practicing Affiliates
Attend Only = 25 points
If you are unable to complete a seminar once it begins, you may cancel out of the seminar before the official seminar end date. Once you cancel out of a seminar, however, you must start the seminar over at the beginning in any later enrollments. You cannot be placed into the seminar where you left off before canceling.
The following tuition refund policy is in effect for canceled online seminars based on the amount of material completed in a seminar:
Less than 25% of the seminar completed: $60 cancellation fee
More than 25% of the seminar completed: no tuition refund
If you wish to transfer a registration from one seminar to another, the following transfer policy applies based on the amount of material completed in a seminar:
Less than 25% of original seminar completed:
First transfer allowed: no charge
Second transfer allowed:
(for 7 hour programs and above)
(for 6 hour programs and below)
Any transfer not allowed beyond two
More than 25% of original seminar completed: no transfer allowed
If you transfer from a lower priced seminar to a higher priced seminar, you will be responsible for paying the difference using the automated online system. If you transfer from a higher priced seminar to a lower priced seminar, an appropriate tuition refund will be issued.
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. I also certify that I am the person identified above under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned module of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a member of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, that I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Appraisal Institute's Code of Professional Ethics and Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, and that such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership.
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