What’s Trending in Appraisal Membership (April 2019)

What's Trending in Appraisal Membership (April 2019)Curious about which resources are popular among your fellow real estate appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members get full access to a variety of online appraisal classes, videos, checklists, webinars, and other learning tools. Here’s a breakdown of the most-used resources among our appraisal membership community in recent weeks.

Job aid: AIR Standards

The “Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR) Standards” job aid gives a summary of the rules that protect appraisers. The AIR standards went into effect in October 2010. They were designed to protect appraiser independence and consumers by preventing parties from pressuring appraisers to produce a desired property value. This resource includes a helpful overview and a list of AIR violations.

Checklist: 6 Quick Tips for Appraising Basements

Whether it’s finished or unfinished, the presence of a basement will almost always have an impact on the overall value of a home. This checklist provides six basic, but crucial, guidelines for appraising basements. Other favorite checklists among Unlimited Learning Members include the “Appraisal Report Item Checklist,” “7 Quick Tips for Appraisal Templates,” and “Appraising Green Homes.”

Webinar: Regression Part I

“Regression Part I: The What, Why, and How” is the most popular webinar within our appraisal membership community. In Part I of the webinar, presenter Josh Walitt dives into the basics of regression. He helps us understand what these “black box” software programs are telling us, rather than merely obeying the machine. Part II of the webinar covers models, techniques, software, and tools.

Video: Appraiser’s Tools

If you are a visual learner, you might like our top-performing video, “Appraiser’s Tools.” In this short video, Dan Bradley shares the tools of the trade that he takes along on every appraisal. For more info on this topic, check out our blog posts: How to Prepare for an Appraisal Inspection and 20 Things Every Appraiser Should Keep in Their Car.

With McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Membership, you get full access to all of these appraisal resources and much more. The membership pass is designed for all kinds of appraisers, no matter what style or pace of learning you prefer. Sign up today to simplify your CE and save time and money.

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