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NEW SEMINAR PREMIERING IN AUGUST! Artificial Intelligence, AVMs, and Blockchain: Implications for Valuation

“This seminar will help appraisers and users of appraisal services develop the knowledge and skills they will require in a digital age.” 
John Cirincione, SRA

What if you could accomplish more in less time? It may sound crazy, but the idea that appraising is relegated to retrospective analysis is no longer relevant. Within five years, experts predict that 50% of our interactions will involve artificial intelligence (AI). That’s going to unlock an entirely new workflow for the appraisal profession and a new set of capabilities that will drive the back office to the forefront of business strategy. What is clear is that AI and the technologies associated with it will continue to transform how we interact with information and machines.

Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications NOW A THREE DAY COURSE!

Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications was expanded from two to three days and delves more deeply into inverse condemnation, an exciting niche market with increasing demand for appraisers. One of three courses in the Litigation Professional Development Program, this course practice now offers more hands-on applications giving you the opportunity to solve problems and put theory into practice.

Specialized topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation, income and estate tax disputes, inverse condemnation, contract disputes and equitable distribution in divorces cases. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

 

NEW COURSE! Appraisal of Manufactured Homes Featuring Next-Generation Manufactured Homes

This new 7.5-hour course, developed in collaboration with Freddie Mac, provides an in-depth look into preparing appraisals for traditional manufactured homes plus insight into CHOICEHomeSM—the new type of high-quality manufactured homes that are built to HUD code but developed with site-built features. You’ll learn how to meet the specific requirements of Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veteran’s Administration (VA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fannie Mae using a new, ground-breaking tool—the Manufactured Home Quality Rating Worksheet – which is consistent with the Marshall & Swift®—CoreLogic Residential Cost Handbook and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).

 

General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach REFRESHED & REVISED!

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: Land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

 

NEW SEMINAR! How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value

If you’re involved in the valuation of commercial real estate, it’s crucial to know how the terms of a lease affect value. This NEW seminar goes beyond methodology to explore how to measure a property rights adjustment, the theory underlying the use of a leasehold yield rate (YLH) to value the leasehold, as well as the application of a property rights adjustment in all three approaches to value.

Topics include: 
• How the terms of a tenant’s lease impact value—either positively or negatively 
• Situations that require a valuation of a leasehold 
• Methodologies in valuing a leasehold, including examples and exercises 
• The impact of a leasehold in the valuation of property using all applicable approaches 
• Challenges facing appraisers performing leasehold valuation assignments

 

NEW SEMINAR! Rural Valuation Basics

This 7-hour seminar provides residential and general appraisers with the fundamentals of analyzing comparable data for use in rural appraisal assignments. It will focus on land mix analysis, improvement value extraction and allocation, and how to develop adjustments. While working on a typical rural property case study that both residential and commercial appraisers might be asked to appraise, participants will learn how to properly analyze and use information that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets will be provided which will assist participants in their analyses.

 

4-HOUR SEMINAR AVAILABLE: Ignorance Isn't Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency

A regulatory complaint has been filed against you. Now what? Discover why state boards and agencies make the decisions they do, what federal oversight requirements guide them, and how a state regulator’s investigation, (including disciplinary action), proceeds by peeking behind the regulatory curtain. Developed by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, current President of AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials), with input from regulators and board members (who are appraisers) and attorneys who defend appraisers, this 4-hour seminar discusses who files complaints, due process for an appraiser, and the steps to take when you are named in a complaint. With this knowledge, you’ll have an advantage in resolving a complaint and better yet, avoiding one in the first place! 
 

2018-2019 EDITION 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.
 

2018-2019 EDITION 15-Hour National USPAP Course

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses. 

NOTE: The appraiser can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.
 

 

 

 

 

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