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Education / Events

  • Dates, locations & instructors are subject to change.
  • Interested attendees are encouraged to register early as we reserve the right to cancel any program due to low attendance.
  • For information on the new AQB (Appraiser Qualifications Board) Requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2008 visit www.appraisalfoundation.org.
January 2017
Course: Quantitative Analysis
Jan
23 - 27
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

This course focuses on the practical application of quantitative tools for analyzing data, drawing appropriate conclusions from data sets, and presenting both the analysis and conclusions in ways that enhance communication with appraisal clients. It reviews and furthers the application of basic statistical measures (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.) and spends a good deal of time on graphical and regression analysis.

Central goals of the course include showing participants how to understand the reliability and validity of data used to draw conclusions, providing the knowledge needed to support the conclusions others may draw from the same or similar datasets. Presentation and activities make extensive use of real-world appraisal applications and are aimed at furthering an appraiser’s ability to provide credible analysis of real property-related issues.

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Advanced Registration is Required

AI Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $800
Standard / Non-AI - $1,100

 



Golden Gate Branch Chapter "Simply Social"
Jan
25
Location: Rosa Mexicano, San Francisco

Join us for a get together in The City after work from 4:30pm - 6pm.   We will meet in the bar area for a no-host social and planning session.  Bring your peers, bring your clients - everyone is welcome!

Rosa Mexicano is located at 30 Mission Street (at Steuart St), San Francisco

Please RSVP to Kathryn Sturgis-Bright, MAI if you can attend.

NEW! Course: Review Case Studies - General
Jan
30 - Feb
3
Location: Bay East Association of REALTORS (New facility - they've relocated to Koll Center Parkway), Pleasanton

Instructor(s): Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

An excellent practical course that expands on what was presented in Review Theory - General. This course will explore techniques and methodologies used by professional reviewers, and participants will learn practical application through problem solving case studies. It will review the fundamentals of review, as well as comparative techniques for effectively analyzing appraisal reports. Other topics covered include tests of reasonableness and communication. Participants will learn how to compose a review appraisal that shows effective communication of appraisal review, and will gain a thorough understanding of Standard 3. After completing this course, participants will gain recognition for their skillset, have greater confidence in addressing review assignments and enhance their business opportunities.

Note: Review Theory—General is a required prerequisite.

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AI Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $800
Standard / Non-AI - $1,100

IRWA Chapter 42 presents Course 100 Principles of Land Acquisition
Jan
31 - Feb
3
Location: Santa Clara Water District, San Jose

During this 4-day course presented by IRWA Chapter 42, participants will gain a thorough introduction to the right of way profession, including an overview of the basic concepts of each right of way discipline.  This course outlines real estate law terms and concepts. Participants will gain awareness of environmental issues, learn the methods of acquiring and transferring title to realty, three views of engineering plans and the fundamentals in property description systems. Topics also include the requirements of a valid contract, information on easements, deeds, leases, the appraisal process, successful negotiations, and relocation requirements involved with property acquisition and management.  This course is approved for 30 hours of appraiser continuing education (CE) by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA).  For more information contact Carlos Herrera at 408/630-3035 or cherrera@valleywater.org .

Course: Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
Feb
2 - 3
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA

This course engages appraisers in practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice. Course objectives are achieved through the discussion and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study. Participants will practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports. The techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations that complicate routine assignments.

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AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $385
Standard / Non-AI - $490