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 4.26 out of 5 stars from 1324 ratings.

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

Appraisal Upgrade Course Ratings and Reviews

McKissock is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1324.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lot of reading and a lot of information that will never be used in the appraisal business that you are required to remember for the quizzes and exams. That would be y only complaint very well put together and good course.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is a good course. There is a lot of material to process through. I have learned a lot, and I hope I can apply it to actual assignments in the future.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think it was very informative and a very necessary step to becoming an appraiser.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of information and very applicable to my business.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always, McKissock's courses are informative, detailed and well organized. I am working towards my General Appraiser's license and while Market Analysis & H&BU sounds basic, I learned a lot from this course. I will be using the knowledge gained from this course in the future.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You really shouldn't take your appraisal classes anywhere else.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock's classes are very well organized and easy to follow. I enjoy having the flexibility of taking my classes online when I have time.
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Certified General course. Easier to follow than AI courses. Less riff raff, straight to the point.
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This course was confusing and leaves much to desire, especially when some statements are wrong or do not apply to all niches of appraisals.
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock courses are well organized and packed full of pertinent information.
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Understanding HBU concepts is essential to becoming a good appraiser and this course helps lay a great foundation for such.
Date published: 2019-12-30
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 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and easy to navigate. Can't ask for much else.
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not bad
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The classes are well planed out,the convenience of availability on demand is great. I can log on from anywhere at any time. For as long as I can or as little time available.
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very long, a little repetitive. Some good nuggets in here though if you look for them. For example, the course has helpful ways to think about consistent/contributing use when it comes to improvements on land, and also a lovely little paragraph on discounting and compounding. Not sure that case study should be in this course (probably better to be calculating present and future values in Income rather than Market Value and HBU), but it is a nice clear description at least.
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When comparing the Appraisal Institute to McKissock there is no comparison. McKissock offers a better overall class. Appraisal Institute is full of fluff. McKissock actually makes learning the material somewhat enjoyable. McKissock gets to the points you need to learn and provides you with enough examples to understand how it applies in the real world.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The case studies toward the end of the program were extremely helpful.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy to use, very affordable, and the content is understandable.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The course was ok.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good course all in all. LOTS of reading. Give yourself plenty of time, especially toward the end.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course is presented very efficiently. It provides great detail and finds a way to give you a fundamental understanding of the course and the most important aspects of highest and best use
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Time consuming - exam questions include off topic questions.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This course is definitely not as easy as the USPAP update course. There are some harder and easier parts but it definitely took me more than 30 hours.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great course to aid in the understanding of the fundamentals of highest and best use analysis.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock classes are very professional and easy to use.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found the McKissock course very useful and informative.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Market analysis portion of the course did not flow well and it was more difficult to stick to memory. The highest and best use portion was well done.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock has been nothing but exceptional in all facets since I've started dealing with them. It has made my life much easier in trying to achieve my end goal.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good course with a lot of helpful information necessary to my appraiser education experience. Each education assistant/customer service representative was very knowledgeable and enhanced my learning experience.
Date published: 2019-03-15
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