Aug
7
Fri
2020
7-Hour USPAP Update @ Victory Building - 4th Floor Conference Room
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This one-day, 7-hour update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class. The current edition is available from The Appraisal Foundation.

Registration includes snacks and lunch.

Instructor: Robert Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Course price does NOT include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class. The current edition is available from The Appraisal Foundation at www.appraisalfoundation.org.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
The Cost Approach: Unnecessary or Vital to a Healthy Practice? @ Victory Buidling - 4th Floor Conference Room
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

How often have you have heard residential appraisers don’t need the cost approach to obtain credible assignment results? Participants in the secondary market often suggest this, and it’s even highlighted in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide that the cost approach is only required for the valuing manufactured homes.

Unfortunately, not understanding the cost approach limits your ability to properly support adjustments in the sales comparison approach, understand trends in market conditions that are often driven by building costs, and recognize and quantify the forms of depreciation that can affect residential improvements.

By better understanding the 8 important steps in the cost approach, you can rely on its indications whether you have little data, confusing data, or lots of data. Presentations and case studies will help you better understand the key connection between proficiency with the cost approach and your ability to support your adjustments in the sales comparison approach. This much needed seminar will show you that the cost approach truly is relevant!

Instructor: Cheryl A. Kunzler, SRA, AI-RRS

All students are required to bring a print copy of the seminar materials to class. The electronic files are large and can take a considerable amount of time to download.

Sep
17
Thu
2020
Case Studies in Complex Valuation – 7 Hours @ Victory Buidling - 4th Floor Conference Room
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

This 7-hour seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

Appraisal assignments can be simple or complex. The complexity comes from many areas including property rights, functional depreciation, contract rent above or below-market rent, need for absorption, and much more. A simple review of the basics in appraisal body-of-knowledge serves as a reminder for recognition of these issues when they arise. Then, case studies from actual work products serve as reminders that we should seriously look at each assignment to assure what appears to be a simple assignment is not really more complex. This seminar begins with the basics and fundamentals followed by case studies to illustrate examples of when a simple assignment is actually more complex, and how to properly handle it.

This seminar was written to be appropriate both residential and commercial appraisers with examples for each.

NOTE: Materials will be emailed prior to the seminar to download and/or print and bring with you. Please do not forget to bring them with you to class!

Registration includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Registration Information

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Only those reservations that include full payment will be considered. Seating is limited and sessions may fill quickly. A minimum enrollment is required to be able to offer these courses. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule this course if a minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is canceled, you will be notified and given a full refund. We reserve the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing and are subject to the cancellation fee below. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Examining Property Rights & Implications in Valuation – 7 Hours @ Victory Buidling - 4th Floor Conference Room
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This 7-hour course will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

Valuation methods vary depending on intended use and user related to property rights. Learn about the history of property rights in the United States and how they are valued under different intended uses for appraisals. Gain a thorough understanding of how buyer motivations, toward property, can affect the value of real estate. Through a series of examples, discussions and observed scenarios, learn how the value of both residential and commercial properties will change with varying exceptions. The Dark Store theory is addressed, including the history and misunderstandings about the theory, and examples of sale lease-back transactions and build-to-suit transactions may change the motivations of the typical buyer. Enhance your understanding of how highest and best use relates to property rights through several case studies.

NOTE: Materials will be emailed prior to the seminar to download and/or print and bring with you. Please do not forget to bring them with you to class!

This seminar was written to be appropriate both residential and commercial appraisers with examples for each.

Registration includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Quotes from recent seminar participants:

  • “Great examples! Wonderful seminar. Beyond 14th Edition – need more like this!!”
  • “Excellent class. Great teacher, excellent examples and input.”
  • “His experience added value to the discussions.”
  • “Les is very knowledgeable about this subject. His PowerPoint is very helpful and full of details that are useful!”
  • “One of the most interesting classes I have taken – Very engaging instructor.”
  • “Liked the real-world situations and discussion.”
  • “Really enjoyed the case studies and thorough explanations.”
  • “Strength is presentation style – telling a story as an example to teach the lesson.”