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Do you love the convenience of online but miss the live classroom interaction? McKissock brings you the best of both worlds with our new live webinars. Whether you’re looking for information on a timely topic or need to pick up some CE credits for your next renewal, check out McKissock’s schedule of upcoming live webinars!
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Live Webinar: Blog it Up! Using Blogging to Grow Your Appraisal Business (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Tuesday May 3 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

Blogging can be a game changer when it comes to getting discovered online, standing out, and being a resource to clients. Ryan Lundquist runs one of the top ranking appraisal blogs in the United States, and in this webinar, he’ll show you the best ways to run a blog, write posts, effectively share content online, find content and post ideas, build trust with the public, and many other practical tips for success. This is a nuts and bolts type of presentation with the goal of empowering you to take the next step with your online presence.
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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Tuesday May 10 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Market Condition Adjustments: Assigning Dollars to Minutes (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday May 11 , 3:00PM - 4:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

Intended users of residential appraisals today expect significant adjustments to be market-based and well-supported. Sometimes the most meaningful comparable sale is also a dated sale. Fortunately, time adjustments can be some of the easiest adjustments to develop with these methods. In this Pro-Series webinar, Jim Baumberger will help you recognize methodologies to develop appropriate adjustments for changing market conditions over time, which may help strengthen the quality of your appraisals.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Thursday May 12 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Friday May 13 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The primary focus of this course is on Fannie Mae’s appraisal guidelines and requirements which appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide issued on April 15, 2014.  This course tackles many misconceptions and busts several myths about these guidelines and requirements.  Along the way, discussion examples, case studies, and “fact or myth” questions are used to apply the requirements and guidelines to real-life appraisal situations.  The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) data entry “errors” that will now result in “hard stops” are identified, since it is important that appraisers “get it right” the first time. The course also provides information regarding Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.   And, lastly, Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter, which will be implemented on January 26, 2015, is identified and briefly discussed.

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Live Webinar: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Wednesday May 18 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips. The seminar was designed and written by Daniel A. Bradley, SRA, CDEI and Tracy Martin, CDEI.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Thursday May 19 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies.  This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.  These cases demonstrate the types of violations that are prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies, as well as the types of disciplinary sanctions handed down by these agencies.  The applicability of USPAP will be addressed, along with examples of significant willful violations, and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results.  The Appraisal Foundation's Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix plays an important role in this course, as students will have an opportunity to review the matrix and apply it to case studies and discussion exercises that are based on actual disciplinary cases that have been adjudicated by states. Poll questions are used to reinforce the material.

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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Friday May 20 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis for residential appraisers. Analysis is the genesis of value. We will start with a review of unacceptable appraisal practices as identified by the GSEs. After looking at several definitions of analysis, the focus will turn to areas of analysis that are frequently missing from appraisal reports and from appraisal work files, as required by USPAP and regulators, including but not limited to: support for exposure time, support for the highest and best use conclusion, support for effective age and economic life conclusions. Then we will concentrate on the market analysis (1004MC) and on the sales analysis; again with USPAP and regulatory compliance in mind. We will also focus on comparable sales selection, qualitative, and statistical analysis.

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Live Webinar: Adjustments: Supported or Not Supported?
$85.95
Tuesday May 24 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02266
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. Most qualifying and continuing education focuses on the methods of extracting and supporting adjustments, without considering that there are actually two methods of researching and analyzing data: quantitative and qualitative.
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Live Webinar: UAD - Up Close and Personal
$55.95
Wednesday May 25 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02111
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Hours: 3.00


In 2011, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) initiative, which standardizes data provided by lenders to these two mortgage giants. A key part of this initiative is the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). Residential appraisers have had almost two years of working with the UAD, but there are still significant misunderstandings relating to key requirements of the UAD. This course begins by briefly reminding the appraiser of the purpose of the UAD. It then moves to explain “hard stops”, which can result from information in the appraisal report not being presented in compliance with the UAD. As of the writing of this course, four hard stops have been implemented. Effective January of 2014, four more will be introduced and three more are expected to be introduced in late 2014. It is important that the appraiser “get it right” the first time, so the hard stops, whether currently in effect or proposed are identified. Fannie and Freddie continue to have problems with information provided in the appraisal report. Section 3 of the course focuses on those problem areas by providing a more in depth presentation of what is expected of the appraiser.

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Live Webinar: Make it a Fair Fight: Do’s and Don’ts for Fighting State Complaints (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday May 25 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

State appraiser boards have a decidedly unfair advantage over appraisers during the complaint investigation and disciplinary process, but the best time to learn “how to make it a fair fight” is before you need it. In this webinar Bob Keith, MNAA, IFA, Former Executive Director and Compliance Coordinator for the Oregon Appraiser Board, shows appraisers a step-by-step process on how to interact with the state board and how to protect yourself by avoiding common pitfalls, knowing when to hire an attorney or USPAP expert, writing an effective complaint response to the state board, and preparing for an investigative interview or informal hearing with your state board.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Tuesday Jun 14 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies.  This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.  These cases demonstrate the types of violations that are prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies, as well as the types of disciplinary sanctions handed down by these agencies.  The applicability of USPAP will be addressed, along with examples of significant willful violations, and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results.  The Appraisal Foundation's Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix plays an important role in this course, as students will have an opportunity to review the matrix and apply it to case studies and discussion exercises that are based on actual disciplinary cases that have been adjudicated by states. Poll questions are used to reinforce the material.

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Live Webinar: Adjustments: Supported or Not Supported?
$85.95
Wednesday Jun 15 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02266
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. Most qualifying and continuing education focuses on the methods of extracting and supporting adjustments, without considering that there are actually two methods of researching and analyzing data: quantitative and qualitative.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Thursday Jun 16 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis for residential appraisers. Analysis is the genesis of value. We will start with a review of unacceptable appraisal practices as identified by the GSEs. After looking at several definitions of analysis, the focus will turn to areas of analysis that are frequently missing from appraisal reports and from appraisal work files, as required by USPAP and regulators, including but not limited to: support for exposure time, support for the highest and best use conclusion, support for effective age and economic life conclusions. Then we will concentrate on the market analysis (1004MC) and on the sales analysis; again with USPAP and regulatory compliance in mind. We will also focus on comparable sales selection, qualitative, and statistical analysis.

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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Tuesday Jun 21 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Wednesday Jun 22 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The primary focus of this course is on Fannie Mae’s appraisal guidelines and requirements which appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide issued on April 15, 2014.  This course tackles many misconceptions and busts several myths about these guidelines and requirements.  Along the way, discussion examples, case studies, and “fact or myth” questions are used to apply the requirements and guidelines to real-life appraisal situations.  The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) data entry “errors” that will now result in “hard stops” are identified, since it is important that appraisers “get it right” the first time. The course also provides information regarding Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.   And, lastly, Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter, which will be implemented on January 26, 2015, is identified and briefly discussed.

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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Thursday Jun 23 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Friday Jun 24 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips. The seminar was designed and written by Daniel A. Bradley, SRA, CDEI and Tracy Martin, CDEI.
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Live Webinar: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Saturday Jun 25 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

 

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Live Webinar: Q&A with the Appraisal Foundation (Non-Credit)
$0.00
Wednesday Jun 29 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
Approval #:
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! McKissock presents a 1-hour Q&A webinar from The Appraisal Foundation. Hear firsthand the interpretation and intent on those topics in USPAP you find confusing—straight from TAF. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask about how USPAP would require you to address those out of the box situations that really add time, expense, and liability to your reports. Also, get an update from TAF on upcoming issues affecting the Appraisal Profession.
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Live Webinar: Adjustments: Supported or Not Supported?
$85.95
Monday Jul 11 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02266
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. Most qualifying and continuing education focuses on the methods of extracting and supporting adjustments, without considering that there are actually two methods of researching and analyzing data: quantitative and qualitative.
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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Tuesday Jul 12 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Wednesday Jul 13 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Friday Jul 15 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The primary focus of this course is on Fannie Mae’s appraisal guidelines and requirements which appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide issued on April 15, 2014.  This course tackles many misconceptions and busts several myths about these guidelines and requirements.  Along the way, discussion examples, case studies, and “fact or myth” questions are used to apply the requirements and guidelines to real-life appraisal situations.  The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) data entry “errors” that will now result in “hard stops” are identified, since it is important that appraisers “get it right” the first time. The course also provides information regarding Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.   And, lastly, Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter, which will be implemented on January 26, 2015, is identified and briefly discussed.

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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Monday Jul 25 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies.  This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.  These cases demonstrate the types of violations that are prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies, as well as the types of disciplinary sanctions handed down by these agencies.  The applicability of USPAP will be addressed, along with examples of significant willful violations, and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results.  The Appraisal Foundation's Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix plays an important role in this course, as students will have an opportunity to review the matrix and apply it to case studies and discussion exercises that are based on actual disciplinary cases that have been adjudicated by states. Poll questions are used to reinforce the material.

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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Tuesday Jul 26 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis for residential appraisers. Analysis is the genesis of value. We will start with a review of unacceptable appraisal practices as identified by the GSEs. After looking at several definitions of analysis, the focus will turn to areas of analysis that are frequently missing from appraisal reports and from appraisal work files, as required by USPAP and regulators, including but not limited to: support for exposure time, support for the highest and best use conclusion, support for effective age and economic life conclusions. Then we will concentrate on the market analysis (1004MC) and on the sales analysis; again with USPAP and regulatory compliance in mind. We will also focus on comparable sales selection, qualitative, and statistical analysis.