Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies has earned an average of 4.50 out of 5 stars from 3754 ratings.
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

Appraisal Licensing Course Ratings and Reviews

McKissock is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 3750.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very helpful in building expectations of how reports should be worded. But would love to see some of the software the industry uses as much of this material seems to be guided more by market software than individuals.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flow and gives ability to print chapters to PDF as you go and for future study guides! This course does NOT have an unbearable Mastery type quiz setup where you are forced to retake the chapter if you don't answer all quiz questions properly within a timed test! I don't know which vendor does this but avoid that training if it mentions "mastery" quizzes.
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great course that can help you the fundamentals to becoming a licensed, and eventually a certified appraiser.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 15 hours!? Plan on spending a lot more time on this one....
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was well organized but wish there was a little more interaction.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course was great. The case studies were super insightful.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This course presented the information in a clear and easy to follow manner. The case studies helped me to better understand the topics of the course.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend this school for training and development for requirement education as a Trainee Appraiser I further intend on completing continuing education within the school. Look forward to a great partnership between McKissock and my future Real Estate Appraisal needs and requirements.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Relatively easy compared to other requirements. Not a lot of math. Lots of repetition.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After this course I feel ready to write reports in a real life scenario!
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I took this course for my position as appraisal coordinator.It will help me better understand appraisals I'm reviewing.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course is easy to follow, well organized, and flows in a very comprehensive way. I enjoyed using McKissock for this licensing process. I'd choose it again.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This course was very interesting and insightful. It strengthens knowledge you may already have. The only downside to this course is having to print PDFs to work on Case Studies. It would be better if the PDFs were fillable. Also, the first Chapter quiz asks questions that are not discussed until the next section.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Report Writing Course offered by McKissock provides detailed explanation and information on how to submit an appraisal report that is accurate and not misleading. The content of the course is detailed and provides sufficient examples to help you complete the report writing of an appraisal.
Date published: 2020-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a good course. It was well written and easy yo follow.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Add Videos
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Course! save your notes to look at in the future
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from N/A
Date published: 2020-02-18
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great course with excellent information!
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thorough and explained in an effective, concise manner
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course has been incredibly helpful concerning the process of reporting writing to communicate the results of appraisals. I continue to enjoy the classes that McKissock offers and am eager to put what I have learned to good practice.
Date published: 2020-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course. Just the right amount of interactivity.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is not a technical writing course, which is what I could really use. Instead, this course covers a few forms used by Fannie Mae, USPAP, and a few case studies at the end, one of which is focused on filling in parts of the small income 1025 form used by Fannie Mae. I took this course because it checks off a requirement and I did not have any other options. The Advanced Report Writing and Case Studies class offered through the Appraisal Institute is not geared toward trainees, and is focused on someone who is completing their SRA. Please note that McKissock will leave it up to the student to locate someone to proctor your exam at the end for those seeking to fulfill qualifying education requirements.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got the education I needed affordably and on my own time.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The course is easy to navigate and aids you along the way. You should have no problems taking and passing this course.
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was able to do all my classes in one place. Thank you
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This chapter was very easy to understand and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Easy.
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed the layout and there was adequate reference material.
Date published: 2019-11-27
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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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