The Arkansas Chapter Welcomes You!

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.

Apr
8
Thu
Rapid Response: Market Analysis in Volatile Markets @ Virtual - Zoom Meeting
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

NEW SEMINAR!

COVID-19 has had significant impacts on the economy. Businesses have either cut back or temporarily closed, employees have been laid off, businesses are filing for bankruptcy, employees are working remotely, commercial activities, real estate and other non-residential activities are making plans for a recession.

While the housing market is still strong, that could change overnight. The market is too dynamic now to rely on monthly, quarterly, or annual sales reports to support opinions on market health. This 7-hour seminar will show you how to locate contemporary data for your clients and will show you how to rapidly and accurately read and report on market changes.

OBJECTIVES

  • Discover why market value appraisals should include a market analysis.
  • Learn how to quickly extract, compile, analyze, and present data so that the intended user can understand it.
  • Learn how to be consistent with all parts of the report.
  • Recognize the terms appraisers commonly use in market analysis reports.
  • Understand why market in the term “market value” is required.
  • Recognize the concepts that will help differentiate between a neighborhood and a market.
  • Identify the pros and cons of various tools used by residential appraisers for market analysis.
  • Become familiar with statistical tools to support your opinion of market supply and demand as well as highest and best use.
  • Become familiar with local, statewide, regional, and national databases that will help you analyze supply and demand.

INSTRUCTOR

Cheryl A Kunzler, SRA, AI-RRS

Apr
9
Fri
Getting it Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for Your Scope of Work @ Virtual - Zoom Meeting
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

NEW SEMINAR!

The scope of work decision is the most critical one you will make in the development of an appraisal.  After identifying the key elements of the assignment, you decide what needs to be done to arrive at assignment results that address the needs of the intended users of the appraisal. This 7-hour seminar will help you become familiar with the broad range of services that you can offer under USPAP and give you practice determining the appropriate scope of work for various types of assignments. Return to your office with greater confidence when making scope of work decisions.

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the evolution of scope of work in USPAP and the level of flexibility it provides in today’s appraisal assignments.
  • Recognize the parameters that define an assignment and know how to identify the client’s problem to be solved.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the numerous ways the appraisal process can be carried out in assignments.
  • Understand why disclosure of the selected scope of work is necessary.
  • Write clear, concise, and accurate scope of work statements for assignments.
  • Understand from examples how a broad variety of services are allowed under USPAP.

INSTRUCTOR

Robert L. Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS