Denver, CO November 14-15, 2024


Included Classes


2024-2025 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

11/14/2024 11:00AM
7:00PM EST
Joshua Walitt
Location to Be Announced

This 2024-2025 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, titled Ethics, Standards, and Your Appraisal Practice, is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and must be completed by appraisers every 2 years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. It is revised on a biennial basis. This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking USPAP competency, including those who are subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements of professional organizations, client groups, or employers.


OS: Navigating Essential Tools for Real Estate Appraisal

11/15/2024 11:00AM
3:00PM EST
Joshua Walitt
Location to Be Announced

Embark on a journey through essential tools, techniques, and technology that can transform your real estate appraisal operations. This livestream course provides a foundational understanding of various tools and strategies aimed at optimizing your appraisal workflow and improving efficiency. From mastering client email and communication services to exploring digital workspaces and automation basics, this course equips you with valuable insights to enhance your real estate appraisal business. Join us to discover practical ways to integrate technology seamlessly into your daily operations, setting the groundwork for increased productivity and effectiveness.

Learning Objectives 
•    Analyze key factors, including cost, ease of use, efficiencies, disadvantages, and advantages, to evaluate and integrate modern technologies into appraisal practices 
•    Recall and describe various field work appraisal technologies including the basic features and usability of digital cameras, laser measuring devices, mobile sketching software, and floorplan technology 
•    Explain the benefits of mobile computing and desktop technology in terms of flexibility and accessibility for appraisers 
•    Apply strategies for establishing a professional presence on relevant social media platforms, and utilize digital publications to stay informed about changes, trends, and advancements in real estate appraisal


OS: Responding to a Reconsideration of Value (ROV)

11/15/2024 4:00PM
7:00PM EST
Joshua Walitt
Location to Be Announced
Reconsideration of Value (ROV) requests are a common occurrence in mortgage lending appraisals, particularly in overheated markets with high buyer demand. This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the necessity for and best practices for responding to such a request in a sound and professional manner. 
Special emphasis will be given on responding impartially, objectively, and without bias to the ROV, since there are proven methods for handling these requests while adhering to USPAP and applicable regulatory requirements, and maintaining a professional relationship with the client.
The course starts with a brief discussion of how ROVs play a valuable role in the appraisal and mortgage lending process, and proceeds to numerous case studies to demonstrate effective research, analysis and reporting strategies.

Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Prepare a professional response to an ROV
•    Identify rules and regulations pertaining to ROVs
•    Recognize USPAP obligations during the ROV process
•    Develop strategies to minimize the occurrence of ROVs