Montana Appraisal Continuing Education & License Renewal

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Requirements:
7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

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2018-2019 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

7 Hours
Get up to speed on the latest edition of USPAP with The Appraisal Foundation's official online course. This course will cover all the ...
Get up to speed on the latest edition of USPAP with The Appraisal Foundation’s official online course. This course will cover all the revisions in the 2018-2019 version of the National USPAP Update course plus it will help you apply the requirements of USPAP in situations that occur during your day-to-day work.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gain fluency and mastery in USPAP concepts and applications
  • Go in-depth on the issues that affect your daily appraisal practice
  • Learn through the use of peer-polls, quizzes, course video and downloadable aids
7 Hours
Online
Mandatory
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2018-2019 7-hour USPAP Update Course for Non-Residential Real Property

7 Hours
The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation...
The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP. In this course, The Appraisal Foundation intends to:
  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to interpret and apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice
7 Hours
Online
Mandatory
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Supervisor-Trainee Course for Montana

4 Hours
The Supervisor-Trainee Appraiser course addresses the requirements and responsibilities of supervisory appraisers as well as expectation...
The Supervisor-Trainee Appraiser course addresses the requirements and responsibilities of supervisory appraisers as well as expectations for Trainee Appraisers. This course meets the requirements established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation in its 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Increase your understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of both the Trainee Appraiser and the Supervisory Appraiser within the context of the Trainee – Supervisor relationship 
  • Learn the applicable state and local jurisdictional requirements 
  • Review relevant USPAP obligations
4 Hours
Online
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Elective
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Residential Construction and the Appraiser

7 Hours
This course covers primarily residential construction and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else ...
This course covers primarily residential construction and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else who wants to understand more about how houses are constructed. 

• Relate basics of property inspection for appraisers 
• Identify and summarize various roofing framing systems, types, and coverings
• Recognize trends in new home construction 
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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That's a Violation

4 Hours
With disciplinary cases against appraisers on the rise, this course will walk you through violations and offer ideas on how to avoid the...
With disciplinary cases against appraisers on the rise, this course will walk you through violations and offer ideas on how to avoid them in your appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through violations prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies and their associated sanctions  
  • Go in-depth with the applicability of USPAP and examples of significant willful violations and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results 
  • Review The Appraisal Foundation’s Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix and apply it to real-life case studies
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Complex Properties: The Odd Side of Appraisal

7 Hours
Explore the different types of appraisal techniques and creative methods needed to appraise complex and non-conforming properties. ...
Explore the different types of appraisal techniques and creative methods needed to appraise complex and non-conforming properties. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine several different appraisal techniques and learn how creativity (e.g., use of non-traditional appraisal techniques) can be employed to solve appraisal problems
  • Review complex residential properties (i.e. 1- to 4-unit residential properties); learn how the techniques also apply to the appraisal of non-residential properties 
  • Course designed for novice and experienced appraisers
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Property Inspection for Appraisers

7 Hours
Designed for both new and experienced appraisers, this course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of how to inspect a residential p...
Designed for both new and experienced appraisers, this course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of how to inspect a residential property. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore site and exterior of improvements 
  • Gain tips on interior inspection 
  • Improve your measuring skills 
  • Get insights on how to report the inspection
  • Audio and video included in course
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of REO and Foreclosure Properties

7 Hours
Gain a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the ro...
Gain a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the roles and responsibilities of valuation professionals in this process. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore the development of the traditional approaches for residential appraisals, with emphasis on the challenges associated with REO and foreclosure properties 
  • Examine an appropriate scope of work for an REO appraisal
  • Gain insights on the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Managing Appraiser Liability

6 Hours
Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to manage your liability as an appraiser. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Examine practic...
Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to manage your liability as an appraiser. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine practical ways you can protect yourself in your everyday practice 
  • Learn common appraisal malpractice issues and investigate available remedies 
  • Boost your knowledge of legal definitions, categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, fraud and more
6 Hours
Online
Elective
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Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines: Debunking the Myths

4 Hours
Stay updated on Fannie Mae's appraisal guidelines and requirements that appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide.COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:Tackl...
Stay updated on Fannie Mae’s appraisal guidelines and requirements that appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Tackle the misconceptions and myths about the guidelines and requirements 
  • Discuss case studies and questions related to real-life situations 
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) data entry errors, the Appraisal Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative and Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter
  • Audio and video included in course
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

5 Hours
In today's lawsuit-saturated world, it is critical for appraisers to understand the use of disclosures and disclaimers. This course wi...
In today’s lawsuit-saturated world, it is critical for appraisers to understand the use of disclosures and disclaimers. This course will show you how to leverage disclosures and disclaimers in your everyday appraisal practice. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  •  Gain confidence in key terminology, requirements and issues associated with disclosures and disclaimers 
  • Examine disclosure requirements related to scope of work and assignment conditions 
  • Uncover issues with disclosures and disclaimers when appraising environmentally-affected properties, certain property conditions and other special situations
5 Hours
Online
Elective
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Avoiding Mortgage Fraud for Appraisers

7 Hours
Appraisal fraud is one of the fastest growing financial crimes in the real estate industry. This course will take you through the integr...
Appraisal fraud is one of the fastest growing financial crimes in the real estate industry. This course will take you through the integral steps you need to take to avoid mortgage fraud as an appraiser. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Get an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud and the various fraud schemes common today 
  • Examine the appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related swindles 
  • Learn the steps you can take to limit your liability and decrease the likelihood of becoming ensnared in a mortgage fraud scheme
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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The FHA Handbook 4000.1

7 Hours
Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, or Handbook 4000.1,  the "go-to" handb...
Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, or Handbook 4000.1,  the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols 
  • Get a better grasp of FHA structure 
  • Learn how to stay updated on future FHA requirements 
  • Pocket useful tips and insights to FHA updates and requirements. 
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Relocation Appraisal and the ERC Form

6 Hours
Gain confidence in your relocation appraisals by going in-depth on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a re...
Gain confidence in your relocation appraisals by going in-depth on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a relocation appraisal assignment. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Identify differences between relocation appraisals and mortgage appraisals 
  • Explain the relationship of marketing time and forecasting to anticipated sales price 
  • Identify requirements related to the sales comparison approach for relocation appraisal assignments
6 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Dirty Dozen

3 Hours
Based on Advisory Opinion 11 of USPAP, the Dirty Dozen covers the twelve elements that must be included in an Appraisal Report and a Res...
Based on Advisory Opinion 11 of USPAP, the Dirty Dozen covers the twelve elements that must be included in an Appraisal Report and a Restricted Appraisal Report. 
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Learn detailed information on the appraisal process and the various elements of the two USPAP reporting options 
  • Uncover the distinctions between appraising and reporting
  • Gain insights on reporting forms
3 Hours
Online
Elective
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Introduction to Expert Witness Testimony for Appraisers: To Do or Not to Do

4 Hours
Diversify your appraisal skills with an introduction to expert witness testimony. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: oLearn the difference between...
Diversify your appraisal skills with an introduction to expert witness testimony.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
•Learn the difference between a factual and expert witness and the rules that apply to both
•Understand the facts you may be asked to present in divorce cases, bankruptcy cases, foreclosure cases, and Ad Valorem assessment appeals and estate appraisals
•Get comfortable with how deposition and courtroom proceedings work
4 Hours
Online
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Evaluations, Desktops, and Other Limited Scope Appraisals

4 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use...
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing.  The discussion of several different types of limited scope appraisals involves the development and reporting of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  

Course highlights: 

Compare and contrast the most common alternative valuation products
Recognize when an approach may be omitted from a limited scope appraisal assignment 
Be able to comply with USPAP STANDARD 2 requirements for written appraisal reports
Apply the concepts learned in the course to the review of a limited scope appraisal assignment and report 
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Appraisal Review and USPAP Compliance

7 Hours
Gain insights on appraisal review assignments and the effect USPAP has on these assignments, the reviewers, and the work of appraisers i...
Gain insights on appraisal review assignments and the effect USPAP has on these assignments, the reviewers, and the work of appraisers involved in the assignments. Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation. 
NOTE: This course is not a substitute for the 7-hour National USPAP Course, which appraisers are required to complete every two years.  

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a better understanding of USPAP in conjunction with producing appraisal reviews that are USPAP compliant 
  • Get guidance and insights for the reports you produce that will be reviewed 
  • Learn how to raise your level of professionalism and the standards for your appraisal reports
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

2 Hours
Knowledge of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Fred...
Knowledge of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Gain insights on the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) and learn the specific requirements of UAD. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore why UMDP was created, and the benefits for appraisers 
  • Get comfortable with key terminology and acronyms associated with UMDP 
  • Get insights on key information about UAD, including types of loans that require UAD compliance, report form types included, and USPAP obligations 
  • Examine specific requirements of UAD
2 Hours
Online
Elective
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Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) Course

14 Hours
The Sixth Edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) is the basis for this online course.&nb...
The Sixth Edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) is the basis for this online course.  The course follows the Standards’ format in first discussing appraisal development, followed by appraisal reporting, appraisal review, and legal foundations. 

The course relies heavily on the source document itself for its content with many case problems interspersed throughout the material to provide practical applications of the points discussed.  Both the Yellow Book and this course are written for clarity and readability and should serve as useful and understandable guidance for appraisers, attorneys, and the public.  

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
Describe the relationship between market value and just compensation and the necessity for fairness and justice for the property owner and the public;
Apply the appraisal development process to appraisal assignments for federal acquisitions;
Summarize the reporting requirements for appraisal and appraisal review assignments prepared for federal acquisitions; and,
Relate the legal foundation and guidance that govern valuation problems and appraisal issues for federal acquisitions.
14 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Cost Approach

7 Hours
Produce a more credible indication of value by gaining a thorough working knowledge of the cost approach.COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:Equip yoursel...
Produce a more credible indication of value by gaining a thorough working knowledge of the cost approach.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Equip yourself with the terminology and procedures associated with cost approach 
  • Gain a better understanding of the sales comparison method of site valuation and the common types of adjustments that illustrate this methodology 
  • Learn alternative modes of site valuation and basic kinds of depreciation
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Basics of Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers

7 Hours
Gain the skills and insights needed for effective appraisal litigation. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Explore opportunities available in ...
Gain the skills and insights needed for effective appraisal litigation. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore opportunities available in litigation support assignments 
  • Discover what’s needed to provide a work product and testimony 
  • Examine the structure of a civil trial, the rules of evidence, USPAP requirements, and the mechanics of a civil trial
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Supporting Your Adjustments: Methods for Residential Appraisers

3 Hours
Whether your sales and rental data is plentiful or scarce, this course will uncover methods to strengthen your appraisal quality through...
Whether your sales and rental data is plentiful or scarce, this course will uncover methods to strengthen your appraisal quality through supporting your adjustments. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine the appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments using the Sales Comparison approach
  • Learn the proper sequence of adjustments 
  • Discover the numerous methods of developing gross living area, bedroom, and bathroom adjustments 
  • Improve your income capitalization skills to develop and support adjustments 
  • Get insights on developing market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities
  • Audio and video included in course
3 Hours
Online
Elective
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Divorce and Estate Appraisals: Elements of Non-Lender Work

4 Hours
Discover the common elements between divorce and estate appraisals and how these types of appraisals are different from standard mortgag...
Discover the common elements between divorce and estate appraisals and how these types of appraisals are different from standard mortgage lending appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to diversify your appraisal business to include divorce and estate appraisals 
  • Review form differences, USPAP issues, and assignment conditions 
  • Discover how to attract non-lender clients and grow your divorce and estate appraisal portfolio
  • Audio and video included in course
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Manufactured Home Appraisal

4 Hours
This course is iPad compatible. Manufactured housing is very different than conventional "stick built" housing and other factor...
This course is iPad compatible. 

Manufactured housing is very different than conventional “stick built” housing and other factory built housing. As such, it has very specific appraisal requirements which must be met for entities such as Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA. 

In this course we will discuss the history of manufactured housing and the different “types of factory-built homes” and the importance of the HUD Code. We will examine some manufactured home facts and relevant statistics and the importance of understanding the difference between real and personal property. Since manufactured housing has very specific appraisal requirements we will review the importance of keeping current with respect to these appraisal requirements or guidelines and how to keep up to date with appraisal protocol. 

Two critical elements of appraising manufactured homes, the HUD data plate and HUD label will be reviewed and explained. Now that we have gained a general understanding of manufactured homes, it is time to review the specific requirements for appraising them according to Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA. 

We will review and explain the specific appraisal requirements required by each of the aforementioned entities. Knowledge and understanding of the guidelines will allow appraises to perform entity specific compliant appraisals. Building on the general knowledge and specific appraisal requirements of Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA we will them illustrate how to complete the appraisal report on the manufactured housing report form 1004C. Line by line illustrations and instructions will be provided including the cost approach section. 

Completing this course should prepare you to successfully complete compliant appraisals and reports for manufactured housing.
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Residential Report Writing: More Than Forms

7 Hours
Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is critical. This course will guide...
Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is critical. This course will guide you through different report forms and acquaint you with other valuable reporting options. 
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn how to distinguish appraising from reporting
  • Review USPAP minimum standards for written report content 
  • Gain insights into reporting form options for manufactured homes, small income properties, cooperatives, and condos
  • Learn the basics of narrative reports
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Income Approach Case Studies for Commercial Appraisal

4 Hours
Improve your understanding of the income approach by exploring several case studies that focus on existing improved commercial real esta...
Improve your understanding of the income approach by exploring several case studies that focus on existing improved commercial real estate. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review terminology and application of the income approach
  • Practice using the capitalization process to convert the net operating income into an estimate of market value
4 Hours
Online
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Intermediate Income Approach Case Studies for Commercial Appraisers

4 Hours
This course is intended to provide the participant with enhanced skills as it relates to the application of direct capitalization and yi...
This course is intended to provide the participant with enhanced skills as it relates to the application of direct capitalization and yield capitalization. Also covered in this course are the development of reliable effective gross income estimates, vacancy and collection loss, analysis of operating expenses, and calculating net operating income. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Apply the direct capitalization process using the derivation of comparable sales method, and the band of investment method using mortgage and equity technique. 
  • Use market-extracted data to complete a direct capitalization process case study to develop an opinion of value. 
  • Apply the methodology of yield capitalization and its application to changing income streams for income producing properties.
4 Hours
Online
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Land and Site Valuation

7 Hours
Uncover the unique factors that appraisers must take into consideration in land and site valuations. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Gain a...
Uncover the unique factors that appraisers must take into consideration in land and site valuations. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain an understanding on how to compute the area of simple lots and calculate adjustments based on paired data analysis
  • Discover the physical, governmental, legal, economic, and social forces that impact valuation of land and site 
  • Learn how to calculate site value using Extraction Method, Allocation Method, Subdivision Development Method, Land Residual Method, and Ground Rent Capitalization Method
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Assisted Living Facilities

7 Hours
Grow your knowledge of the assisted living market and explore the factors that influence supply and demand. Designed specifically for co...
Grow your knowledge of the assisted living market and explore the factors that influence supply and demand. Designed specifically for commercial appraisers. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Address how adjustments are unique to assisted living or adapted to assisted living using the Sales Comparison Approach 
  • Familiarize yourself with the estimation of income, expenses, and capital expenditures specific to assisted living facilities using the Income Approach 
  • Learn how to apply the Income Approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized assisted living facilities
7 Hours
Online
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The Sales Comparison Approach

7 Hours
As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser's t...
As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser’s toolkit. Dive deeper into the sales comparison approach, expanding on concepts learned in the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures courses. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Uncover key components of the sales comparison approach with through course examples, case studies and practice problems 
  • Examine the cost approach for residential properties and income-producing properties
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities

7 Hours
Knowledge of self-storage facilities can attract a wide range of investors and clients alike. This course will help you get familiar wit...
Knowledge of self-storage facilities can attract a wide range of investors and clients alike. This course will help you get familiar with the ins and outs of self-storage appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Get up-to-speed on the fundamentals of self-storage facility appraisal 
  • Examine the demand drivers for the self-storage industry and how to recognize the key elements of facility design
  • Learn the difference between physical occupancy and economic occupancy and the impact of rental discounts 
  • Gain insights on the revenue sources and expense line items for self-storage facilities
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Income Approach: An Overview

7 Hours
Reinforce your knowledge of the principles of the income capitalization approach. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Learn economic principles...
Reinforce your knowledge of the principles of the income capitalization approach. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn economic principles and definitions pertinent to the valuation of income-producing properties 
  • Identify how to utilize income capitalization techniques, including direct capitalization and income multipliers
  • Practice examples using the HP 12C financial calculator
  • Gain insights through income and expense operating statement illustrations
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Basic Hotel Appraising - Limited Service Hotels

7 Hours
Leverage your sales comparison approach and income approach knowledge to capitalize on limited-service hotel appraisals.  COURSE H...
Leverage your sales comparison approach and income approach knowledge to capitalize on limited-service hotel appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a solid foundation in the hotel market and the factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Use the sales comparison approach to uncover how some adjustments are unique or adapted to hotels 
  • Use the income approach to understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to limited-service hotels 
  • Learn how to apply the income approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized limited-service hotels as well as those requiring renovation
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Advanced Hotel Appraising - Full Service Hotels

7 Hours
Learn how to apply the most effective valuation methods to full-service hotels and build on your knowledge of hotel operations. COU...
Learn how to apply the most effective valuation methods to full-service hotels and build on your knowledge of hotel operations. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to develop accurate and realistic assessments of value on full-service hotels 
  • Explore factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Grow your sales comparison approach and income approach skills
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities

7 Hours
With over 160,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S., there are a wealth of opportunities for commercial appraisers to branch out into th...
With over 160,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S., there are a wealth of opportunities for commercial appraisers to branch out into this specialization. This course will teach you the important appraisal aspects of these facilities. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review leased fee valuation, the sales comparison and income approach, and the discounted cash flow analysis in relation to fast food restaurants 
  • Examine the physical characteristics to the lease clauses influencing value of these properties 
  • Learn about fee simple value analysis and going concern value analysis for fast food restaurants
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Owner-Occupied Commercial Properties

7 Hours
Appraising owner-occupied commercial properties raises several more questions than the appraisal of investor-owned properties. Commercia...
Appraising owner-occupied commercial properties raises several more questions than the appraisal of investor-owned properties. Commercial appraisers will find answers to those pressing questions in this course. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  •  Get insights on how owner-occupied properties are appraised 
  • Gain an understanding of the special features that bring value to owner-occupied industrial warehouses, restaurants and office buildings 
  • Find answers to the top questions that arise when appraising owner-occupied commercial properties
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraising Small Apartment Properties

6 Hours
Accelerate your knowledge of appraising small apartment complexes in this course that's geared toward 5- and 20-unit apartments. ...
Accelerate your knowledge of appraising small apartment complexes in this course that’s geared toward 5- and 20-unit apartments. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Identify the unique attributes of apartment complexes and their associated three markets: apartment properties that are bought and sold, vacant sites, and the associated rental market 
  • Review contemporary statistical analysis techniques and traditional methods of valuation 
  • Dive into a real world case study to apply the concepts learned
6 Hours
Online
Elective
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Evaluating Today’s Residential Appraisal: Reliable Review

7 Hours
This course is iPad compatible. The need for appraisal reviews has increased in recent years for a variety of reasons: more pressur...
This course is iPad compatible. 

The need for appraisal reviews has increased in recent years for a variety of reasons: more pressure on lenders to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of appraisals, state laws requiring AMCs obtain appraisal reviews on certain percentages of appraisal reports received, more lawsuits, follow up steps related to bank-acquired properties following foreclosures, and many other reasons. However, the industry continues to have few review designations and there is no appraisal review license issued. 

This course is designed to provide training to current appraisers who are interested in mastering the nuances and pitfalls that come with appraisal review, specifically reviewing residential appraisal reports, mainly for lending uses. The course begins with looking at the why, what, and how of appraisal review. After those basics, the Review Standards themselves and Rules are examined, with a strong focus on example scenarios, sure to bring out good discussions in a classroom environment. Additionally, these units tie together the associated components of the Development and Reporting Standards, rather than simply examining Development in one chapter and then Reporting in the next; this approach ensures that there is an immediate understanding of the practical implications on the report itself. The next chapter focuses on the flexibility of a review’s scope, common forms as they relate to the scope of work, and distinguishing between statements that infer a value opinion and those that do not. What do we actually measure the appraisal report against? This is the question we answer in the next three chapters, looking at the Standards for appraisals, unacceptable practices and common errors, and typical client and user expectations. While report and scenario examples are used throughout the report, longer report examples are discussed in the final chapter, along with revisiting ethics.
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Land Subject to Ground Leases

7 Hours
One of the most sought after commodities on the real estate market is commercial property. This course will give you a thorough understa...
One of the most sought after commodities on the real estate market is commercial property. This course will give you a thorough understanding of the multiple components of ground leases—an important asset to have when it comes to valuing commercial real estate.  

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the multiple components of ground leases 
  • Learn why ground leases are used, how they are structured, and the unique challenges they pose
  • Explore the primary physical characteristics and lease clauses that influence the value of ground property
7 Hours
Online
Elective
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Appraisal of Industrial Incubators

7 Hours
Industrial incubators have existed for over two decades, but only recently are recognized as a separate type of industrial property. Thi...
Industrial incubators have existed for over two decades, but only recently are recognized as a separate type of industrial property. This course gives commercial appraisers insights on valuing these properties.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Grow your understanding of the industrial incubator market and the factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Use the Sales Comparison Approach to address adjustments unique to this market 
  • Learn how the Income Approach can help you understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to industrial incubators
7 Hours
Online
Non-Credit
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FHA Observation Checklist for Appraisers

Developed from the FHA Handbook 4000.1, this non-credit course gives you insight into a property observation checklist that can be used ...
Developed from the FHA Handbook 4000.1, this non-credit course gives you insight into a property observation checklist that can be used when appraising a property for an FHA loan. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Refresh your knowledge of what’s expected when you observe the property 
  • Get insights on specific situations that an FHA appraiser may encounter in the field 
  • Find additional resources for learning more about HUD/FHA handbooks, guides and mortgagee letters
Online
Non-Credit
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Intro to Terms and Concepts of USPAP

Designed for state regulatory agencies, this course will guide your understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Pra...
Designed for state regulatory agencies, this course will guide your understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and your relevance in, and applicability to, state enforcement programs. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain insights on property appraisers’ USPAP-related obligations in an assignment 
  • Accelerate your skills to better evaluate an appraisal report for USPAP compliance 
  • Enhance your understanding on the flexibility and practicability of USPAP as it relates to real property valuation
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit
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Recorded Webinar: Changes to USPAP 2018-19

Catch up on all the changes to USPAP for 2018-2019 in this recorded webinar intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions made to USPAP for 2018-19 with a focus on the most relevant information to real property appraisers, including revisions to the ETHICS RULE, the COMPETENCY RULE, and the RECORD KEEPING RULE. NOTE: This is a non-credit informational recorded webinar, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.
Catch up on all the changes to USPAP for 2018-2019 in this recorded webinar intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions made to USPAP for 2018-19 with a focus on the most relevant information to real property appraisers, including revisions to the ETHICS RULE, the COMPETENCY RULE, and the RECORD KEEPING RULE. NOTE: This is a non-credit informational recorded webinar, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.
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Recorded Webinar: It Didn’t Appraise, Now What?

Designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers, this 1-hour non-credit 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.
Designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers, this 1-hour non-credit 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.
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Non-Credit
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Recorded Webinar: Option for Growth: Adding Desktop Appraisals to your Product Mix

Explore the risks and benefits of completing Desktop Appraisals when servicing residential mortgage clients. Many small appraisal businesses can grow their market share by adding additional services such as Desktop Appraisals to their product mix. However, there are risks and benefits to consider before completing these and similar alternative valuation services.
Explore the risks and benefits of completing Desktop Appraisals when servicing residential mortgage clients. Many small appraisal businesses can grow their market share by adding additional services such as Desktop Appraisals to their product mix. However, there are risks and benefits to consider before completing these and similar alternative valuation services.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit
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Recorded Webinar: Report Templates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Most appraisers use report templates, whether they are preparing form reports on residential properties or narrative reports on non-residential properties. This 1-hour, non-credit webinar looks at some of the problems that can occur when appraisers do not use templates appropriately, and how appraisers can avoid these issues by carefully reading and periodically editing their templates.
Most appraisers use report templates, whether they are preparing form reports on residential properties or narrative reports on non-residential properties. This 1-hour, non-credit webinar looks at some of the problems that can occur when appraisers do not use templates appropriately, and how appraisers can avoid these issues by carefully reading and periodically editing their templates.
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Recorded Webinar: The Emerging Trend of Marijuana in Real Estate

Now that marijuana is legal in many parts of the country, it’s starting to make an impact in real estate. In this recorded webinar, Ryan Lundquist reviews important things an appraiser should consider when dealing with a property connected with marijuana, such as land value, zoning, increasing rents, disclosures, and communicating well with clients when they have questions. Note: This webinar is not intended as an advocate for or against marijuana, but only as a means to equip appraisers with the knowledge and tools to be effective in a changing market.
Now that marijuana is legal in many parts of the country, it’s starting to make an impact in real estate. In this recorded webinar, Ryan Lundquist reviews important things an appraiser should consider when dealing with a property connected with marijuana, such as land value, zoning, increasing rents, disclosures, and communicating well with clients when they have questions. Note: This webinar is not intended as an advocate for or against marijuana, but only as a means to equip appraisers with the knowledge and tools to be effective in a changing market.
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Non-Credit
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Recorded Webinar: Working with AMCs

Appraisers may have strong feelings about Appraisal Management Companies, but with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume engaged through AMCs, working with an AMC is almost a necessity as an appraiser today. Join appraisal instructor Tony Pistilli as he explores the best practices for working with AMCs and growing your business. Learn techniques to help you maximize the benefits of your AMC partnerships, including the best questions to ask when interviewing potential AMC clients and how to improve your appraiser score with AMCs.
Appraisers may have strong feelings about Appraisal Management Companies, but with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume engaged through AMCs, working with an AMC is almost a necessity as an appraiser today. Join appraisal instructor Tony Pistilli as he explores the best practices for working with AMCs and growing your business. Learn techniques to help you maximize the benefits of your AMC partnerships, including the best questions to ask when interviewing potential AMC clients and how to improve your appraiser score with AMCs.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit
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Recorded Webinar: Appraising Solar Panels- A Primer

An overview of solar panels, methods of valuation, and challenges of appraising properties with solar. Determining the value of solar panels has become an appraisal issue that has many appraisers asking questions. Take the first step towards competency in the valuation of this energy efficient feature of real estate. Join us for a discussion of solar basics, valuation challenges, and some tips and techniques to assist you in appraising properties with solar panels. Instructor Mark Buhler has over 25 years of appraisal experience and specializes in the valuation of energy efficient, ‘green’ homes, which are increasingly becoming more common in the marketplace.
An overview of solar panels, methods of valuation, and challenges of appraising properties with solar. Determining the value of solar panels has become an appraisal issue that has many appraisers asking questions. Take the first step towards competency in the valuation of this energy efficient feature of real estate. Join us for a discussion of solar basics, valuation challenges, and some tips and techniques to assist you in appraising properties with solar panels. Instructor Mark Buhler has over 25 years of appraisal experience and specializes in the valuation of energy efficient, ‘green’ homes, which are increasingly becoming more common in the marketplace.
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Property Condition, A Method to the Madness! (Non-Credit)

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Wed May 2911:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Live Webinar: Property Condition, A Method to the Madness! (Non-Credit)

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Wed May 2911:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
In the short time period of our appraisal observance (when the subject property is viewed), we attempt to gather the information necessary to estimate remaining economic life, and to rate the condition of the improvements.  Credible opinions and conclusions on REL and condition are essential to even the simplest of assignments.  This professional development webinar will discuss a process and methodology to base the opinions and conclusions of these factors.  The course objective is have a better understanding of the relationship between component age, component economic life, and the resulting estimated remaining economic life of the total improvements.  Additionally, practice and application of this process will serve to increase consistency and confidence in the your personal work product.

Presenter Dale Shea is an active certified general appraiser in Illinois and Wisconsin. With offices in both Lake County, IL, and Chicago, IL, Dale’s group specializes in complex residential and small commercial properties, including high-end new construction and rehabs. He is also active in the acquisition, development and resale of distressed properties in the Chicago area and has been both a VA and FHA appraiser for over 30 years. Dale is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.

Join us on Wednesday, May 29 from 11AM-12PM EST for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
In the short time period of our appraisal observance (when the subject property is viewed), we attempt to gather the information necessary to estimate remaining economic life, and to rate the condition of the improvements.  Credible opinions and conclusions on REL and condition are essential to even the simplest of assignments.  This professional development webinar will discuss a process and methodology to base the opinions and conclusions of these factors.  The course objective is have a better understanding of the relationship between component age, component economic life, and the resulting estimated remaining economic life of the total improvements.  Additionally, practice and application of this process will serve to increase consistency and confidence in the your personal work product.

Presenter Dale Shea is an active certified general appraiser in Illinois and Wisconsin. With offices in both Lake County, IL, and Chicago, IL, Dale’s group specializes in complex residential and small commercial properties, including high-end new construction and rehabs. He is also active in the acquisition, development and resale of distressed properties in the Chicago area and has been both a VA and FHA appraiser for over 30 years. Dale is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.

Join us on Wednesday, May 29 from 11AM-12PM EST for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Work, Life, and Money (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jun 1211:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Live Webinar: Work, Life, and Money (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jun 1211:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
This comprehensive financial planning seminar for plan participants delves into the intricacies of personal finance, and helps attendees like you define your goals, manage stress, and pursue financial well-being.

Since 2000, presenter John Palmieri’s clients have worked with him because of his commitment, focus and attention to detail. What this means is they can rely on John to take the necessary time to address what it is they would like to resolve and accomplish. The benefit to those he works with is having a relationship with someone that values and recognizes that each situation is different and preparing planning solutions for their needs. John’s background includes investment management, financial planning, insurance and banking solutions, and asset based lending. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and his Minor in Management from Penn State University the Behrend College. In addition, John received his Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from the American College of Financial Services.

Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 11AM-12PM EST for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
This comprehensive financial planning seminar for plan participants delves into the intricacies of personal finance, and helps attendees like you define your goals, manage stress, and pursue financial well-being.

Since 2000, presenter John Palmieri’s clients have worked with him because of his commitment, focus and attention to detail. What this means is they can rely on John to take the necessary time to address what it is they would like to resolve and accomplish. The benefit to those he works with is having a relationship with someone that values and recognizes that each situation is different and preparing planning solutions for their needs. John’s background includes investment management, financial planning, insurance and banking solutions, and asset based lending. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and his Minor in Management from Penn State University the Behrend College. In addition, John received his Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from the American College of Financial Services.

Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 11AM-12PM EST for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
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Non-Credit

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of Special Industrial Property (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jun 1911:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of Special Industrial Property (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jun 1911:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
This professional development webinar will examine appraisal theory and practice issues that arise in the context of the appraisal of special industrial properties and that are less common in the appraisal of general commercial real property.  In addition to having relatively high values, sometimes into the billions, special industrial properties frequently involve dramatic changes in value in short periods of time.  Further they often involve combinations of assets, such as real property, personal property and business intangibles.  As a consequence, relatively minor changes in appraisal theories and practices will result in major changes in value indications.

Presenter Mark Pomykacz, MAI, ASA is the managing member of Federal Appraisal LLC.  Federal Appraisal is a real estate and business appraisal company, serving national and international clients with complex assets and issues.  Mr. Pomykacz has been appraising for 33 years and specializes in the appraisal of complex issues, including commercial real estate and businesses, for legal and accounting purposes.  At Federal Appraisal, Mark leads the power plant, utilities, infrastructure and refineries group.   Mark regularly works for public companies and governments, and regularly testifies to his appraisals. Mr. Pomykacz regularly lectures and writes on these topics.  He won the Swango Award in 2015 for his article on The Appraisal of Power Plants, in the Appraisal Journal.  Mr. Pomykacz is also a state certified general real estate appraiser in more than 12 states.

Join us on Wednesday, June 19 from 11AM-12PM ET for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
This professional development webinar will examine appraisal theory and practice issues that arise in the context of the appraisal of special industrial properties and that are less common in the appraisal of general commercial real property.  In addition to having relatively high values, sometimes into the billions, special industrial properties frequently involve dramatic changes in value in short periods of time.  Further they often involve combinations of assets, such as real property, personal property and business intangibles.  As a consequence, relatively minor changes in appraisal theories and practices will result in major changes in value indications.

Presenter Mark Pomykacz, MAI, ASA is the managing member of Federal Appraisal LLC.  Federal Appraisal is a real estate and business appraisal company, serving national and international clients with complex assets and issues.  Mr. Pomykacz has been appraising for 33 years and specializes in the appraisal of complex issues, including commercial real estate and businesses, for legal and accounting purposes.  At Federal Appraisal, Mark leads the power plant, utilities, infrastructure and refineries group.   Mark regularly works for public companies and governments, and regularly testifies to his appraisals. Mr. Pomykacz regularly lectures and writes on these topics.  He won the Swango Award in 2015 for his article on The Appraisal of Power Plants, in the Appraisal Journal.  Mr. Pomykacz is also a state certified general real estate appraiser in more than 12 states.

Join us on Wednesday, June 19 from 11AM-12PM ET for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
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Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Appraisal Company Marketing Strategies that Work (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jul 1711:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Live Webinar: Appraisal Company Marketing Strategies that Work (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jul 1711:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
In this professional development webinar, we’ll cover the top order-generating and new-client-acquiring strategies that are guaranteed to bring you more appraisal orders.  Using both online and offline marketing techniques, you will learn how to create a marketing strategy for your appraisal business that will bring you a constant flow of new work as well as retain past clients.  We will show you internet marketing secrets on how to position your company to receive the most work online and target your primary service areas to generate the most income as a real estate appraiser.

Bryan Knowlton is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser Serving San Diego County for over 19 years and has a BS in Marketing from San Diego State University.  He is the author of the "Appraisal Management Company Directory" as well as "No More Middlemen" - Non-Lender Marketing Guide that are published annually and available online.  Teaching others how to make more money as a real estate appraiser has been one of his primary goals for over the past 12 years by sharing free marketing information online at  AppraiserIncome.com.  Founder of the 'Appraisers Club' - a private marketing club for real estate appraisers.  Prior to becoming a real estate appraiser he was an internet marketing specialist helping small companies get their businesses online.

Join us on Wednesday, July 17 from 11AM-12PM ET for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.
In this professional development webinar, we’ll cover the top order-generating and new-client-acquiring strategies that are guaranteed to bring you more appraisal orders.  Using both online and offline marketing techniques, you will learn how to create a marketing strategy for your appraisal business that will bring you a constant flow of new work as well as retain past clients.  We will show you internet marketing secrets on how to position your company to receive the most work online and target your primary service areas to generate the most income as a real estate appraiser.

Bryan Knowlton is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser Serving San Diego County for over 19 years and has a BS in Marketing from San Diego State University.  He is the author of the "Appraisal Management Company Directory" as well as "No More Middlemen" - Non-Lender Marketing Guide that are published annually and available online.  Teaching others how to make more money as a real estate appraiser has been one of his primary goals for over the past 12 years by sharing free marketing information online at  AppraiserIncome.com.  Founder of the 'Appraisers Club' - a private marketing club for real estate appraisers.  Prior to becoming a real estate appraiser he was an internet marketing specialist helping small companies get their businesses online.

Join us on Wednesday, July 17 from 11AM-12PM ET for this one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar.

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McKissock appraisal course ratings and reviews

McKissock is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 2255.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course was really well done. Online courses have better material than in-class courses and you can go at your own pace.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, practical advice for an appraiser wanting to add to the services they provide.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using Mckissock's for over 20 years. I have noticed that the courses have improved in the last 2 years.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't be afraid to look around
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a pretty decent class. It actually had some real life suggestions
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the first course I have taken from McKissock, but it will not be the last. The class was great as was the support I received when I signed up for the course.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course. Very informative and helpful in understanding exactly what Montana expects of their appraisers.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this course. I learned many things that I had not learned from my supervisor appraiser and it was helpful to learn about different scenarios I had not encountered in my market. I really appreciated the instructor's videos - they were informative and interesting. The instructor did a great job.
Date published: 2019-01-16
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