What’s New in Appraisal Membership: June 2021

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McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy 24/7 access to a wide variety of online appraisal classes, webinars, videos, podcasts, checklists, job aids, and other resources. Plus, we’re adding to our library each month so that you get the most current and relevant information to grow your real estate appraisal career.

Do you already have an Unlimited Learning Membership? Here are six new appraisal job aids and recorded webinars available right now under the “Resources” tab in your McKissock Dashboard.

Not yet a member? Learn about the benefits of McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Membership.

Job aid: Assessment Appeal Recommendations

Assessment appeal work provides a great opportunity to diversify your appraisal practice as local taxing authorities receive numerous complaints about overvalued real estate properties. Are you pursuing or thinking about pursuing this type of appraisal work? In this job aid, we’ve compiled several recommendations shared by a hearing officer, a property assessor, and appraisers who regularly perform real property assessment appeal assignments.

Job aid: Big Box Retail Valuations

This job aid provides in-depth guidance on appraising a big box retail property. It shares several considerations surrounding the multi-faceted complexities of performing an appraisal on this type of commercial property.

Job aid: 16 Current Events That Point to a Declining or Increasing Real Estate Market Trend

In general, it is difficult to recognize a bubble market while it is in progress. Likewise, it is hard to identify the point whereby a bubble market starts to stagnate and bursts. Similar to a doctor looking for signs of a patient’s health changing, declining or improving, you have signs available to determine the health of a real estate market. This job aid looks at sixteen different current events and analyzes whether each is an indication of an increasing or declining market—and does it even go to the point of indicating that the market is on the verge of a boom or bust?

Job aid: How to Respond to a Reconsideration of Value Request

With rapid price growth and price bidding wars in hot real estate markets, an increase in appraisal appeal requests is likely to happen. The useful and practical information within this guide is intended to enhance and strengthen your responses to a mortgage lender’s appraisal appeal, called a reconsideration of value.

Webinar: Basics of the HP12c and Its Usage in Appraisal

This recorded webinar covers the basic functions of the HP 12c financial calculator and its RPN operating system, plus show how to solve common appraisal problems found on the appraisal licensing and certification exams and in appraisal practice. We recommend that you have your HP 12c available for use as you follow along.

Webinar: Tame the Chaos with Appraisal Technology that Scales

Making small changes in your appraisal business can produce large results and make your productivity skyrocket. By automating daily tasks and processes, you can watch your business grow with real results and analytics. In this recorded webinar, you’ll learn to move beyond spreadsheets, modernize your company practices, and see the possibilities that come with using tools built by appraisers, for appraisers. Additionally, other technology tools are shared for you to adopt for on-the-job use.

To access all of these appraisal resources and much more, become an Unlimited Learning Member.

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