What’s New in Appraisal Membership: November 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 seven new appraisal webinars, job aids, and videos available right now under the “Member Resources” tab in your McKissock Dashboard.

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Recorded webinars

The Engagement Letter – Setting the Tone and Protecting Your Practice

Many professionals know they should have an engagement letter for every assignment, but few understand the full importance of the letter. In this webinar, Craig Capilla discusses the legal ins and outs of the engagement letter to put appraisers in the best position to satisfy client expectations and limit liability. For those that can craft their own engagement letters, Craig has tips on areas of focus and terms to consider. For appraisers working off the client’s template engagement agreement, Mr. Capilla discusses areas to pay attention and ways to enhance protections. Don’t miss this informative webinar recording on the importance of engagement letters, the legal ins and outs of the engagement letter, and more!

The Appraisal Foundation 2021 Q4 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 Lisa Desmarais, Vice President, Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation. Hear about proposed changes to USPAP, PAREA, diversity in the appraisal profession, the 2022-23 USPAP Update course and 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. 

Job aid

Completing the URAR: Improvements Section

This is the latest in our series of job aids that 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 line-by-line details and includes examples to provide context to the Improvements section of the URAR form. Job aids covering other individual sections of the URAR are also available to members.

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Dr. Sam’s Mathemagics Videos

Dr. Sam simplifies appraisal math by showing the magic behind the curtain. He provides tips and tricks for solving real estate appraisal math problems through a series of video recordings. It is the type of math teaching you wished you had in school. In the four latest videos, Dr. Sam explains the metes and bounds survey system, the lot and block survey system, and how to calculate site area from these types of legal descriptions. He also explains the basic standards for calculating gross living areas of residential properties.

To locate these four new videos within your Member Resources, look for the following titles:

  • 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)

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

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