Appraisal Subject Matter Electives

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Appraisal Subject Matter Electives has earned an average of 4.27 out of 5 stars from 3973 ratings.
This course looks at five specialized areas of appraisal practice: 
  • Environmental issues 
  • Appraising 2- to 4-family residential properties 
  • Appraising manufactured homes 
  • Narrative report writing 
  • Green building 

It is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This course is part of the Required Core Curriculum to become a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser.
Section 1 begins with a description of three environmental problems that an appraiser may encounter: radon, mold, and lead paint. It also investigates environmental issues such as indoor air pollutants, wetlands, brownfields and indoor air pollutants. Then environmental reporting is addressed. 
The second and third sections of the course cover how to appraise specialized property types. First, the process of appraising 2- to 4-unit residential properties is covered in detail. Then, manufactured homes are defined, illustrated and the appraisal process for them is detailed.
The next section of the course addresses narrative report writing and wraps up the reporting processes for all property types. 
The final section of the course provides an introduction to green building, and addresses how green features can affect all three of the traditional valuation approaches. 
There is a required two-hour proctored final examination.

Chapter list:

1. Radon, Mold, and Lead
2. Other Environmental Issues
3. Environmental Reporting
4. Factory Built Housing
5. Manufactured Home Financing
6. Manufactured Home Appraisal Form
7. Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report
8. Operating Income Statement and Agency Guidelines for 2-4 Unit Properties
9. Writing Skills
10. Narrative Appraisal Reports
11. Green Building

Appraisal Upgrade Course Ratings and Reviews

McKissock is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3973.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent course full of tons of useful information. Definitely applied to being an appraiser.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very informative! I was interested in learning more about manufactured housing.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have taken McKissock courses before and they are great!
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like the courses with McKissock. My only complaint is that I was talked into the 1 year membership and now there is an exam prep course that I am interested in, but being told I have to pay more to take it.
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I feel the course load is accurate for the type of certification and state testing you are preparing to complete.
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was one of the better courses offered by McKissock and I'm grateful for that!
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Although this course takes a "scatter shot" approach to a wide diversity of topics, I really enjoyed it. The chapters related to environmental contamination contain a lot of helpful information. When I asked supervising appraisers how to consider environmental risk, the standard answer was, "Appraisers are not experts in this area, and that will be stated in the report." The course challenges you to think about what you are doing.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both the audio clips and the casual conversational style of the written presentation kept me engaged in the course.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like all of the other courses I took with Mckissock, I was very pleased with how clear the material was and how easy it was to understand. I will be using them again in the future.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course was a good way to get your Appraisal Education. They do require a lot of reading and concentration. I like the self paced aspect.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good course! Covers lots of material of current and upcoming appraisal topics.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked that I could complete the course on my own time.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The classes so far have been great! The materials are easy to understand, the quizzes are helpful for the final tests. Would recommend!
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This class is so interesting and informative! Lots of helpful tips, tools and resources to be a better appraiser.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classes are always well organized and easy to follow.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Online course, easy to use.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some of the questions are wrong in the spelling chapter and also a few earlier chapters. The quiz has the wrong correct answers in a few questions.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course, recommended by a few instructors I highly respect who teach appraisal continuing education in California.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It covered vast amounts of information on many different topics
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great option for completing my required Courses to upgrade my License.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good introduction in complex property appraising.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good information on current trends of appraising. Also gave good detail on existing issues in appraising.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have enjoyed the content of the material and the flexibility McKissock offers with my classes.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After using other appraisal courses and institutions for years, and then switching to Mckissock from a colleague recommendation, I plan on using Mckissock for all the remaining courses and hours I will need as an appraiser trainee and a certified residential appraiser in the future.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very informative.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The course content was easy to navigate and follow.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was great to learn about properties that we MIGHT see, but not every day.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To all those who are just starting out, I would suggest that you take as much education as possible. McKissock has set up where you can pay a fee and take many of the it! I would say to you....get the highest license you can get.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very informative and well presented. I learned a lot.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoy McKissock and it was been a great experience working online.
Date published: 2017-05-16
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