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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
April 21 - 24, 2014
Please register early
After Apr 07, 2014
$ 50.00 Late Fee
Alan Blankenship, PhD
205 W Wacker Dr #202
to check state approvals
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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
A financial calculator is required.. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C.
Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
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.
Free Review—Using a Financial Calculator; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree, and Sample Problems; and 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, 14th ed.
The Appraisal Writing Handbook
$50.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
$50.00 transfer fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
The Chicago Chapter enforces the attendance requirements as mandated by the State of Illinois and the AQB. There is a 100% attendance policy. . If you are late the first day of the course, you may stay in class but you will not receive full credit.
Registration begins at 8:00 am for every course. Each course begins promptly at 8:30 am each day. Program Material Policy Beginning four weeks before the course start date, program materials will be shipped to the student. If you do not receive your materials within five business days of the start date, PLEASE NOTIFY the Chicago Chapter office immediately. All students must bring their materials with them to class; there will be NO EXTRA’s available.
Cancellation & Transfer Policy: Please read carefully.
The Chicago Chapter charges a $50 cancellation AND $50 transfer fee.
If you cancel less than 3 BUSINESS DAYS before the start of the course or seminar you will receive NO REFUND. Most classes start on Monday so if, for example, you cancel on Wednesday of the week before the class begins you will FORFEIT YOUR TUITION.
The Chicago Chapter reserves the right to cancel, limit or reschedule the programs and to change faculty assignments at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registrations before making any non-refundable airline reservations.
If you cancel there is an additional $25 material charge from the national office. You do not return course materials any longer.
HOTEL INFO: We have a corporate rate at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, right across the street from the chapter office.
Call Tony at 312.529.1127 and tell him you’re a student with the Chicago Chapter and he will make your reservation for you.
CHICAGO IS A VERY BUSY CITY ….YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS EARLY TO GET OUR CORPORATE RATE OR EVEN GET A HOTEL ROOM BECAUSE THE HOTELS FILL UP QUICKLY WITH CONVENTIONS.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
April 21, 2014 8:00a-8:30a
Class: 8:30 -4:30
Please contact LA LA@ccai.org 312.616.9400
if you have any questions or need assistance.