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Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (16 hours, On-site)

Government agency staff who review appraisals under these standards will find this updated, comprehensive seminar invaluable! Federal land acquisition programs have unique appraisal needs and this program acquaints participants with these needs and provides practical procedures and solutions to ensure appraisal reports fulfill them.

Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours On-site, Available Online)

This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations. The course will provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.

Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours On-site, Available Online)

In this four-day course, you will apply the principles and concepts you learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. The course will take you step-by-step through the valuation process including identification of the problem, collecting and analyzing data, reaching a final opinion of value, and communicating the appraisal. You will learn about the three approaches to reaching an opinion of value—income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison—and apply them in true-to-life case studies and problems.

Additional Programs:

On-site Courses

International Financial Reporting Standards for the Real Property Appraiser
International Valuation Standards Overview (Also available online!)
General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (Also available online!)
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (Also available online!)
Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications
Valuation of Conservation Easements

On-site Seminars

Appraising the Appraisal: Appraisal Review—General
Analyzing the Effects of Environmental Contamination on Real Property

Publications for Government Training

The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th Edition
Appraising Residential Properties, 4th Edition
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions
Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review

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