Want to know which resources are popular right now among your fellow real estate appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy unlimited access to a variety of online appraisal classes, videos, and tools. Let’s take a look at the most-used resources among our appraisal membership community over the past month.
Checklist: 7 Quick Tips for Using Appraisal Templates
At the top of our list is the “7 Quick Tips for Using Appraisal Templates” checklist—a steady favorite among our members. It offers quick and easy tips to help you make the most of your appraisal templates. Other popular checklists include the “FHA Checklist,” “The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Checklist for Real Estate Appraisers,” and “6 Quick Tips for Appraising Basements” (now available on our blog).
Job aid: AIR Standards
The “Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR) Standards” job aid provides a summary of the rules that protect appraisers. The AIR standards went into effect October 2010. They were put in place to protect appraiser independence and consumers, by preventing parties from pressuring appraisers to produce a desired property value. The job aid includes a helpful overview and a list of AIR violations.
Webinar: Intro to the 2016 Yellow Book
“A Brief Introduction to the 2016 Yellow Book” is our most popular recorded webinar this month. It offers the “30,000-foot view” of the recently issued sixth edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (a.k.a. the Yellow Book). For more info on the Yellow Book (what it is, why it’s important, what appraisers need to know) check out our blog post: Q&A: What Is a Yellow Book Appraisal?
Take a deep dive into the appraisal process with our new Yellow Book course: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
Podcast: A Method to the Property Condition Report Madness!
Podcasts are trending right now all over the world. Here at McKissock, our appraisal membership community is loving this podcast episode, “A Method to the Property Condition Report Madness!” The episode explains that since the condition of the components of real property improvements is a function of their age, economic life, and remaining economic life, the overall “condition” of the improvements should correspond to similar parameters.
Video: Appraising for Friends
If you are a visual learner, you will probably enjoy this month’s top-performing video, “Appraising for Friends.” This quick video discusses the USPAP requirements for independence and impartiality of appraisers. If you are considering completing an appraisal assignment for a friend of yours (with our without charging a fee), watch this video first.
With our Unlimited Learning Membership, you get full access to all of the resources above—and much, much more. The appraisal membership pass is suited for all types of appraisers, no matter what style or pace of learning you prefer. Simplify your CE and save time and money by joining today.