What’s New in Appraisal Membership: March 2022

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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 several new appraisal webinars, videos, and job aids available right now under the “Learning Library” tab in your McKissock Dashboard.

Not yet a member? Learn about the benefits of membership.

Recorded webinars

The Appraisal Foundation 2022 Q1 Update

McKissock Learning helps appraisers stay in the loop on the latest industry changes. You’ve got appraisal industry questions, we’ve got answers! Watch this Q&A session hosted by David Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation. Hear about PAREA, the new USPAP Reference Manual, as well as an update on current AQB and ASB activities. Get firsthand information on TAF’s viewpoint of the latest topics in the appraisal industry.

Desktop Property Inspections with RemoteVal

Are you interested in reliable, appraiser-centric technology that empowers you to complete thorough, compliant inspections without leaving your office? RemoteVal’s technology makes it possible to visually inspect the subject property using high-definition, augmented-reality video, preserving your control over capturing images, data, and measurements—all via an on-site cellular device or drone. This recorded webinar shows how appraisers are using RemoteVal’s technology to take photos, make measurements and condition determinations, and gather relevant data from their office, all while remaining compliant with professional standards.

Appraisal Math: The Sales Comparison Approach New and improved audio!

For many individuals, appraisal math is one of the more difficult aspects of the National Appraiser Licensing and Certification Exams. In this webinar recording—with new and improved audio quality!—Dr. Sam Martin walks you through actual appraisal math problems and simplifies the complex by sharing tips and best practices for solving what may seem to be a complicated math problem. This is the first in a series of three webinars on appraisal math used in the three approaches to value.

Free guide: Get insights and trends to help grow your appraisal career in our free Appraisal Income Guide.

Videos

Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: More on Depreciation

In his “Mathemagics” video series, Dr. Sam simplifies appraisal math by showing the magic behind the curtain. He provides tips and tricks for solving real estate appraisal math problems. It is the type of math teaching you wished you had in school.

In this newly-added video recording, “Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: More on Depreciation,” Dr. Sam continues the discussion on depreciation by introducing methods for calculating physical depreciation, functional obsolescence, and external obsolescence of buildings. We also recommend that you view “Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Intro to Depreciation.”

Additional videos in this series include:

  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Intro to the Cost Approach
  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: The 4 Major Cost Methods
  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Calculating Area from a Metes & Bounds Survey System
  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Calculating Area from a Lot & Block Survey System
  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Intro to GLA (Part 1 of 2)
  • Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics: Intro to GLA (Part 2 of 2)

Job aids

Completing the URAR: The Income Approach

We examine the various sections of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) and describe how an appraisal is expected to be communicated on this form. This job aid provides details about the income approach and the 1007/1000 form, focusing on its importance in several residential appraisal assignments and the basics of how it should be reported on the URAR form.

Completing the URAR: Final Reconciliation

We examine the various sections of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) and describe how an appraisal is expected to be communicated on this form. This job aid provides details about the final reconciliation and the differences between “as is” and, “subject to” values, focusing on its importance in several residential appraisal assignments and the basics of how it should be reported on the URAR form.

The other job aids in this series are:

  • Completing the URAR: Contract Section
  • Completing the URAR: Subject Section
  • Completing the URAR: Neighborhood Section
  • Completing the URAR: Site Section
  • Completing the URAR: Improvements Section
  • Completing the URAR: the Sales Comparison Approach (Part 1 of 2)
  • Completing the URAR: the Sales Comparison Approach (Part 2 of 2)
  • Completing the URAR: the Cost Approach

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

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