General Appraiser Market Analysis Highest and Best Use

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General Appraiser Market Analysis Highest and Best Use has earned an average of 4.22 out of 5 stars from 1130 ratings.
$409.95

This course is designed to meet the criteria for a 30-hour course as part of the required course curriculum under the Appraiser Qualifications Board requirements for general appraiser certification. It provides an in-depth look at the market analysis process and highest and best use analysis for non-residential properties. This is an advanced course and builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses. 

Concepts related to market analysis are explored, including fundamentals and definitions. Supply and demand analyses are then covered; this section of the course culminates with the six-step market analysis process and the various uses for market analyses. The concepts related to market analysis and supply and demand are then applied to highest and best use analysis. The four test constraints for highest and best use are examined in depth, through examples and case studies. Special considerations in market analysis and highest and best use are addressed, as well as related USPAP requirements. Issues related to the reporting of the market analysis process and highest and best use conclusions are covered. Finally, several case studies require the student to apply the concepts and techniques that were covered in the course.

There is a required three-hour exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material at various points throughout each chapter.  The mini-quizzes will help prepare students for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the cumulative final exam at the end of the course. 

Chapter list:

1. Market Fundamentals, Characteristics, and Definitions
2. Supply Analysis-Market Analysis Applications
3. Demand Analysis - Market Analysis Applications
4. Use of Market Analysis
5. Test Constraints
6. Application of Highest and Best Use
7. Special Considerations
8. Special Study: Multi-Family Apartment Building
9. Case Studies
10. Case Study: Required Reading
11. Conclusion

Course ratings and reviews

McKissock is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 1130.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from All of the "required reading" seemed like busy work to me and your instructor simply pushing their opinions onto students. Also, printing out chapter 4 - the print was so small due to you charts being oversized...really made reading it difficult.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was my first course through McKissock so I can't compare it to anything else they offer. It allowed me to take this particular course online which I could not do through the competitor. I liked that there is not a specific time limit to complete the course without paying more money (actually I think there may be a time limit but it's something really long like 6 months, not the 45 days you get with the other guys). The course in general was pretty dry, it really felt like I was just reading a text book online followed by short quizes. Even the quizes felt like they more focused on memorizing definitions than an understanding of the contennt. I liked the case studies but didn't like how they were all just lumped together at the end. The very last exercise is just reading a market analysis someone wrote and answering questions about it (and I'm talking about questions specific to the market it analyzes, like "what was the median age". The questions don't enforce anythign useful they are solely to make sure you read it) which was a complete waste of time that I learned absolutely nothing from.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great course. Good layout and overall quality info.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is one of the more interesting courses,since it involves discussion about marketing techniques, etc.
Date published: 2012-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of filler material. For example just when you think you're at the end of the course, there are twenty case studies, each which have about ten detailed questions, then there is a 156 page article, with ten more questions for every twenty or so pages.Most of the questions are subjective, and do not give enough information for you to feel confident with your answer choice.All in all, it gets the job done, but you will be agrivated with the amount of usless information they put in so it will be a "30 hr class".
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of filler material. For example just when you think you're at the end of the course, there are twenty case studies, each which have about ten detailed questions, then there is a 156 page article, with ten more questions for every twenty or so pages. Most of the questions are subjective, and do not give enough information for you to feel confident with your answer choice. All in all, it gets the job done, but you will be agrivated with the amount of usless information they put in so it will be a "30 hr class".
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Post update layout needs to be addressed and corrected. It is distracting and interfering to have to open the visuals in a new tab.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Time consuming - exam questions include off topic questions.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent course. My biggest issue was with some of the quiz questions. There is more pertinent information to cover/cover more in-depth rather than having us waist our time with required readings.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This class is slightly less miserable than the others.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Course is unfortunately not what one would experience in an appraising career. Set up as a college course with a good amount of useless information that is not pertinent to the day in and day out of appraising.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Course is unfortunately not what one would experience in an appraising career. Set up as a college course with a good amount of useless information that is not pertinent to the day in and day out of appraising.
Date published: 2016-01-12
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