Pro-Series

1-Hour Webinars

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Our new Pro-Series webinars are designed to take your skills to the next level in areas that are critical to help you achieve more in your career. Led by industry experts on key areas from around the appraisal profession, these convenient 1-hour webinars get you up to speed on industry trends and provide you with knowledge you can put into practice right away.

1-Hour Webinar Features

Relevant topics to fit your needs

If you're talking about it, we're offering a webinar on it. Stay on the leading edge of the industry with in-depth discussions on top-of-mind topics in the appraisal profession.

Webinar Format

  • 45-minute live webinar with an expert in the field
  • 15-minute Q&A with other experts to deepen your understanding

Downloadable Tools

Following each webinar you'll receive a downloadable tip sheet that summarizes the main takeaways of the webinar.

Webinar Schedule

"Market-Based Adjustments Series: Home Upgrades"

Home “upgrades” can range from very low quality, where permits were not obtained and zoning codes were ignored, to exceptionally high-quality finishes, where the upgrades are of better quality then the main structure. Dive in with part two of this four-part webinar series on market-based adjustments and explore the best methods for gathering sufficient information to accurately analyze and apply quantitative market adjustments to upgraded properties.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Investment: $39.99

"It Didn’t Appraise, Now What?"

Designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers, this Pro-Series webinar aims to foster understanding between these specialties relating to appraisals. Lending and appraisal requirements have increased, and the demands of buyers and sellers have never been greater. Join instructor Michelle C. Bradley as she discusses best practices for agents and appraisers regarding what information can be shared, what data is relevant to appraisers, and information about “appealing” an appraisal.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Investment: FREE

"Fannie Mae Collateral Policy Update & Technology Guidance for Appraisers"

Through the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®), Fannie Mae has captured a significant amount of property appraisal data. Our analysis of the data has informed a variety of policy changes and was instrumental in the development of Collateral Underwriter® (CUTM). Since the roll-out of CU a little over two years ago, we’ve engaged in countless hours of conversations with lenders about appraisal quality. In this session we’ll tackle the question of why appraisal quality is important to Fannie Mae and how we measure it. We’ll share insights into how lenders use CU, and we’ll recap recent policy changes, dispel myths, and give practical suggestions for how to navigate the new data-centric landscape.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Investment: FREE

"Market-Based Adjustments Series: Basements"

Basements present a unique challenge to appraisers. Houses identical in age, above-grade living space, quality of construction and even location can nevertheless drastically differ in market value based on the design and finish of the basement. Take a closer look at the analytical process necessary to apply market-oriented quantifiable adjustments to properties with basements in part three of this four-part webinar series on market-based adjustments.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Investment: $39.99

"Market-Based Adjustments Series: Effective Age"

In a perfect world, all structural elements of a home would age at the same rate every year. Given that real-world properties are rarely so cooperative, however, the principle of “effective age” provides a more accurate basis for analyzing the depreciation of structural elements over the life expectancy of the home’s improvements. Explore the flexibility effective age can provide your adjustments in this final part of the four-part webinar series on market-based adjustments. Download included: worksheet listing industry-recognized depreciation schedules for major structural components.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Investment: $39.99