What’s New in Appraisal Membership: March 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 three new appraisal job aids available right now under the “Resources” tab in your McKissock Dashboard. Plus, don’t miss the upcoming Pro-Series webinars featured below—available to members and non-members alike.

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

New job aids (free for members)

Excel PivotTables Guide

This job aid provides guidance on how to analyze and report data downloaded from MLS or another data source through the use of PivotTables. It requires a general working knowledge of Excel.

For additional guidance and insights into Excel PivotTables, members can also access these recorded webinars: “Using Microsoft Excel PivotTables: Tips for Appraisers” and “Taking PivotTables to the Next Level.” These 1-hour training sessions presented by Cathy Horwitz are available in our resource library and are free for members.

HP-12C Training Guide

This guide is designed to provide you with the basic HP-12C operations, the differences between the platinum and gold versions, common problems and cures, the [f] and [g} functions, general functions, six functions of a dollar, balloon payments and other typical keystrokes used in real estate appraising.

Written by Steven W. Vehmeier, this helpful job aid is a good resource on using the HP-12C to prepare for the National Appraiser Licensing and Certification Exam.

Sale Types Explained

Whether considering the current terms of sale or analyzing previous sales of the subject property or comparable sales, it is imperative to know whether a sale is an arms-length transaction or a different sale type.

This job aid defines and explains the most common types of sale transactions used in residential appraisals completed for lending purposes, including REO sales, short sales, court-ordered sales, etc. as required for UAD compliant appraisal reports.

To access these job aids—and many other appraisal resources—become an Unlimited Learning Member.

Upcoming webinars

Led by industry experts on trending topics in the appraisal profession, our series of professional development webinars is designed to take your skills to the next level. Here’s what’s coming up soon:

Creating Digital Workfiles – Save Time and Money (April 21st)

Every appraiser knows that the Record Keeping Rule requires a workfile for each appraisal assignment completed. But did you know that a workfile can be all digital? Digital workfiles require less effort to create and save time, money and storage space—not to mention minimal effort to comply with the required record retention period. This upcoming webinar will teach you how to create, maintain and retain your workfiles in digital form.

Basics of the HP-12C and Its Usage in Appraisal (May 19th)

In this upcoming webinar, we will cover 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 during this webinar.

Take your appraisal skills to the next level with our Pro-Series webinars. View the schedule.

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