General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

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General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach has earned an average of 4.23 out of 5 stars from 855 ratings.
$409.95

This course provides an in-depth look at developing a Cost Approach for commercial appraisals. The six methods of site valuation are illustrated and explained. 

Illustrations and examples are offered of the three methods of cost estimation: Comparative Unit, Unit-in-Place, and Quantity Survey Methods. Detailed cost workups will be studied using Illustrations from the Marshall & Swift Valuation Service. 

Then, the three methods of estimating depreciation (Age-Life, Market Extraction, and Breakdown Methods) will be examined in detail. All of these topics will be expanded through the use of helpful case studies and case problems. 

There is a required three-hour comprehensive proctored examination at the conclusion of the course that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

Chapter list:

1. Land and Site Appraisals
2. Physical and Legal Forces Affecting Land and Site Values
3. Economic and Social Forces Affecting Land and Site Values
4. Site Valuation Methods
5. Site Valuation Practice Problems and Case Study
6. Cost Approach, Concepts, and Definitions
7. Replacement/Reproduction Cost New
8. Marshall Valuation Service
10. Depreciation
11. Breakdown and Market Extraction Methods of Depreciation
13. Conclusion
9. Marshall & Swift Commercial Estimator 7
12. Case Study

Appraisal Upgrade Course Ratings and Reviews

McKissock is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 855.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course helped me really understand the cost approach in-depth.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations once again, customer service was outstanding when needed.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a very well organized class. The content is easy to read and the problems were helpful.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach course was both informative and stimulating.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great class, very easy to understand the material.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I felt the course was a little lengthy in some areas, but overall good.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I felt the course was a little lengthy in some areas, but overall good.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice to acquire required courses for appraisal training and to complete continuing education credits.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a very well thought out course. It was very user friendly. It included an adequate amount of interactivity. It was very convenient for me since I work full time. I felt very comfortable with the course. I worked on it at my own pace. I did not feel that I had to rush and therefore I was able to comprehend more.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like how class explains things and offers examples along the way. Also, I can learn at my own pace.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like how class explains things and offers examples along the way. Also, I can learn at my own pace.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, well-organized and detailed course. I feel like I gained substantial knowledge about the Cost Approach. And I feel able to apply that knowledge in real life situations.
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical approach to typical site and cost approach techniques used in actual practice.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical approach to typical site and cost approach techniques used in actual practice.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course, takes its time and allows for your own speed through the course.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course, takes its time and allows for your own speed through the course.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a challenging class with good practical applications.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a challenging class with good practical applications.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course is good to help you learn about land appraisals
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great online course. Easy to follow, challenging.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course. I learned quite a few things that I didn't know going into this course.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course. I learned quite a few things that I didn't know going into this course.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed the course. I thought the course material was relevant and easy to understand. My only complaint is that several of the calculations were wrong.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good introductory course that covered all the main bases with good examples and an easy to read style
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good introductory course that covered all the main bases with good examples and an easy to read style
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It certainly got the job done. No serious complaints.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found this General Cost Course complete and thought provoking. If one way doesn't work, there is always another. Albeit it may be the harder way!
Date published: 2011-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course! Tons of material, very thorough. The quality and depth of the course was a very nice suprise; you definately get your moneys worth which will help in your real world practice. Also, you can�t beat the convenience of this online educational experience; you can move at your own speed and you�re not waiting around for other classmates who might be late arrivals. Also, you don�t get rushed through the material. You have enough time to go back and read through the material as many times as needed in order for you to get a grasp of the concepts and real world examples provided.
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course! Tons of material, very thorough. The quality and depth of the course was a very nice suprise; you definately get your moneys worth which will help in your real world practice. Also, you can’t beat the convenience of this online educational experience; you can move at your own speed and you’re not waiting around for other classmates who might be late arrivals. Also, you don’t get rushed through the material. You have enough time to go back and read through the material as many times as needed in order for you to get a grasp of the concepts and real world examples provided.
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This class was very easy to follow with a user-friendly platform.
Date published: 2019-04-18
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I'm about to order this class. Does the test need to be taken in a testing center like a Sylvan Learning Center, etc., or does it just need a proctor of my choosing that's not related, not a co-worker, etc?

Asked by: Daniel
Here is some info on our FAQ page about who can/can't proctor, and proper procedures: https://www.mckissock.com/faqs/article/who-can-be-my-mckissock-exam-proctor/
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2019-12-13

Are the exams offline proctored or online at a testing centre?

Asked by: Goldie27
For the state of CO there are 2 options when taking the proctored exam - it can be done online or on paper. Either way you are required to have a proctor or monitor with you when taking the exam. The only requirements in place on a proctor is you cannot be related to the person or work with them on a daily basis.
Answered by: McKissock
Date published: 2018-06-18
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