General Report Writing & Case Studies

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General Report Writing & Case Studies has earned an average of 4.22 out of 5 stars from 570
$409.95
In this course, you will learn how to write a narrative appraisal report of an income-producing property. It principally focuses on the requirements for a narrative appraisal report, but the methods and techniques explained can be applied to writing an Appraisal Report or to a Restricted Appraisal Report. 
The course provides instruction on how to write every section of a narrative appraisal report from the title page through the final opinion of value and the addendum. It includes a case study that provides opportunities to write various sections of an appraisal report, as well as practice performing necessary comparative analysis and making calculations. 
Basic grammar and use issues are covered. The course also covers the most common appraisal reporting forms used by appraisers when appraising single-family and income-producing properties for mortgage lenders, including the reporting protocols of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).
In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the online cumulative final review quiz at the end of the course. 
Additionally, there is a required three-hour proctored examination at the end of the course.

Chapter list:

1. Introduction to Narrative Appraisal Report Writing
2. Writing Skills
3. Getting Started
4. Describing a Property’s Location and Surroundings
5. Describing the Site, Buildings and Improvements
6. Explaining the Analytical Process
7. Explaining and Writing the Sales Comparison Approach
8. Explaining and Writing the Cost Approach
9. Explaining and Writing the Income Capitalization Approach
10. Final Reconciliation, Value Opinion and Certification
11. Apartment Building Case Study
13. The Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR)
14. Other Form Reporting Options
15. The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD)
16. Conclusion
12. Office Building Case Study

Course ratings and reviews

McKissock is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 570.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a very good course, concise, well presented and will be helpful in my business.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a very organized course just like all of the others that I have taken. Customer service is great as always. There is adequate time allowed for the completion of the course. This was great for me, because I work a full time job and I have time to work on the course at night and on weekends when time permits. I would recommend this school to anyone.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course. You make taking classes online so easy, and easy to understand. Thank You
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This needs to be the first course for any appraiser. This course is well organized and provides the educational foundation for the rest of your education.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are an Analyst or have just recently become a Trainee, make this course one of the first you take. The information is basic, but gives you a good idea about how everything comes together. You don't really need an in depth understanding of the approaches to pass (although it wouldn't hurt to read through an actual appraisal first). The information gained in this class will help you in the different approach courses.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are an Analyst or have just recently become a Trainee, make this course one of the first you take. The information is basic, but gives you a good idea about how everything comes together. You don't really need an in depth understanding of the approaches to pass (although it wouldn't hurt to read through an actual appraisal first). The information gained in this class will help you in the different approach courses.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a good course. It was not overly interesting but it explained how to thoroughly write reports.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Course, Informative in many not so obvious aplications
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Course, Informative in many not so obvious aplications
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please take their courses. I really learned much. I already have a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate from Temple University (Magna Cum Laude). Still, I learn so much more than I expected.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please take their courses. I really learned much. I already have a Bachelor's degree in Real Estate from Temple University (Magna Cum Laude). Still, I learn so much more than I expected.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from General report writing is a useful course to take. It will improve the quality of my appraisal reports. I also learned a lot of pertinent information about the residential form and UAD.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well structured and easy to navigate through.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well structured and easy to navigate through.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course. Shelly Hoak, was very helpful. Always is a pleasure to speak with.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course. Well organized. Some information was dry
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course really helped to determine how you should word descriptions and identify construction characteristics that I was looking for a course on
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course really helped to determine how you should word descriptions and identify construction characteristics that I was looking for a course on
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course, I only use McKissock for my appraiser online classes.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So glad to not have to travel an hour to the closest training center for my courses. Lets me do course on my own schedule.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Course is well designed and provides adequate support via the instructor and other students.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from McKissock has continually proven to be the best "go-to" source for Qualifying Education offerings.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some of Chapter 11 was particularly confusing. Some of the answers for the blanks were beside the blanks, etc. When reconciling the report the values for the three approaches were not as computed in earlier sections.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some of Chapter 11 was particularly confusing. Some of the answers for the blanks were beside the blanks, etc. When reconciling the report the values for the three approaches were not as computed in earlier sections.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its a great course on your path to becoming a commercial appraiser.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its a great course on your path to becoming a commercial appraiser.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like taking these courses due to the flexibility they offer.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like taking these courses due to the flexibility they offer.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The course was very helpful. It provided a step by step approach reporting the research and analysis of an appraisal.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The course was very helpful. It provided a step by step approach reporting the research and analysis of an appraisal.
Date published: 2015-12-25
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