Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies has earned an average of 4.49 out of 5 stars from 2981
An appraisal report is both the final step and a critical element in the appraisal process, one that can successfully (or unsuccessfully) communicate your findings to a client. In this course your instructor will introduce some of the techniques and procedures associated with writing a proper appraisal report, as well as guide you through the various reporting options available, including narrative-type reports. Foundational requirements for these reports are taken from USPAP and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD. This course also features interactive case studies which require you to write parts of two appraisal reports: one on a single-family dwelling, and the other on a three-unit residential income property. 

There is a mandatory one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting. A calculator is recommended for this course.

Chapter list:

1. Appraising vs. Reporting
2. Reporting Basics and Options
3. Appraisal Report
4. The Uniform Residential Appraisal Report
5. The Uniform Appraisal Dataset
6. Other Form Reporting Options
7. Narrative Appraisal Reports
8. Disclosure of Scope of Work and Assignment Conditions
9. Single-Family Case Study
10. Case Study - Small Residential Income Property

Course ratings and reviews

McKissock is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2977.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course! Definitely answered some questions I've had as I've already begun the trainee process and currently writing my own reports.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Content was easy to follow and understand. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good basic course. Teaches you most basics of writing a report
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish this course was offered in the trainee licensing required courses. It is good now, but feel I probably would have benefitted more back then. Appreciated it now to confirm knowledge for better understanding.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved the residential report writing class. The information was explained well. The class had case studies where I was able to perform the current techniques of the residential appraisal industry. Also, you learn the new reporting changes to the current forms that are required by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was really interesting and honestly a must take for any residential appraiser.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like all the other courses I took, it was well taught and easy to learn.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was required by FHA but good course to refresh up on requirements.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The material was easy to understand yet challenging.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock's education courses are the easiest to follow in my experience. They are very efficient and precise!
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a very informative course. The course was presented in a clear manner.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful course and properly paced. Thank you!
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a convenient way to get my required education and I was able to squeeze it in between college courses.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked this course more than some of others. I got a better understanding of how to formulate commentary and how direct and concise explination on narrative writing of parameters can paint a picture of final value. Also can now comment on other aspects of data that had not though about before for formulating a comment about that can give significance in the value process and will use some of these ideas.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course was very helpful for me to better understand the appraisal process.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The course allowed me to move through it as I needed, being able to go back for review when necessary. Easy to understand material.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent course with important information for appraisers.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well laid out and easy to complete at any pace. I took a couple weeks off and came back and picked right up where I left off.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The information is always well-organized with great examples.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've taken several courses through Mckissock, and I wouldn't be interested in taking these courses elsewhere. The content is articulate, and easy to follow. Ill be back when its time for CE! Thanks! John A. Thomas
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my most favorite course. To the point and contained adequate information.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only complaint I have with this course and the prior is that there is no final refresh exam. I like to be able to "study" before the prior exam using that.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to follow; concise instructional information.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the best course so far of the 150 beginning credit hours. It had the most practical applications and hands on content. It was very well done.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have really enjoyed McKissock's classes and on-line structure.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great avenue to continue to learn and advance your skills
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you really want to learn. If you really want to get your dollars' worth, the choice is clear to me. Other organizations will sit you in a class and allow you to listen to an appraiser/teacher's "war stories". That's been my experience and while easy, I learned little. The Mckissock learning methods do require you to think, study and put in the time. The reward is knowing your stuff. I will only use Mckissock.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Course. The course was easy to navigate through and was down to earth when it came to learning the material. I would recommend this program to any future real estate appraisers
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course was simple and straight forward with simple math. It was great information and was provided in a well organized manner that was easy to follow and understand
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There were pages that images that couldn't be viewed and pdf's that couldn't be accessed. Make sure can get that information that couldn't be obtained. Very straight forward and hands on. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-05-19
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Where do I take the proctored exam?

Asked by: syracuse55
New York state requires proctored exams be taken at specified locations. Locations are in Binghamton, Huntington, Manhattan, New Windsor, Rochester, Syracuse, and White Plains. For exact location information, including contact phone numbers, please follow this link: You will find the McK NY Proctor List under “Online Limitations”.
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2018-11-08

Do you have a link of locations where and when the exams are offered ? I'm in the chicago south burbs. Are the exams offered on a Saturday?

Asked by: john richter
Here is a link to the continuing education offerings in Illinois: ; refine the results on the left by choosing “classroom” , this will narrow the results to live classes only. We have some Saturday offerings in the Chicago area; these are in Northbrook and Oakbrook.
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2018-11-08

is there a test at the end? I am required to take a 15 hr class with a 1 hour test

Asked by: boogie man
Yes, there will be a proctored exam. The length of the exam will depend on the amount of credit hours of the course.
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2018-05-27
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