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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.
October 2017
Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 1
Oct
25 - 28
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

After a brief review and introduction, General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 opens with a graphic treatment of the time value of money, the six financial functions of a dollar, and important associated concepts. A thorough, detailed analysis of gross income including leases and the various expenses appropriately deducted from gross income follows, with realistic case studies of several income property types. Direct capitalization is then presented using overall capitalization rates, band of investment, and residual techniques. Substantial class time is devoted to practicing the taught concepts to prepare participant for the exam.

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AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-AI - $795

Workshop: Introduction to Spreadsheet Applications
Nov
1
Location: Holiday Inn, Dublin

Seminar Developer & Instructor: George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CDEI

This complimentary (yes, it is free) 2-hour workshop is designed as an introduction to spreadsheet and analytics software for appraisers.  The software used is open source, and students will leave with a FREE copy.  Perfect for those needing to brush-up on Excel before taking Stats, Graphs and Data Science.  Come for the information, then stay to network and enjoy hosted appetizers and no-host beverages.

Advanced registration is required.  Approved for AI and SBE CEC; an application for BREA approval has been submitted.

Course: Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Nov
2 - 3
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor: Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA

Designed for participants with introductory experience and understanding of fundamental concepts of appraising, this course focuses on the valuation of vacant land parcels and the development of the cost approach. Develop your skills by creating a current cost estimate using market extraction, interview techniques, and information provided by professional cost data sources. An in-depth case study takes you from the origin of the appraisal assignment to a final value estimate using various cost approach applications. By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as residential site valuation and cost approach.

Go Green and SAVE an EXTRA $15 on the tuition fees listed below
Simply select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of materials at time of initial online registration
Note: Hardcopy materials will not be available when selecting the "download only" option

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

Seminar: Stats, Graphs and Data Science
Nov
2 - 3
Location: University of Phoenix, Livermore

Seminar Developer & Instructor: George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CDEI

This hands-on workshop introduces and exploits “big data” tools, computation, and predictive methods for valuation.  It emphasizes applied solution-based learning, using real data, for objective evidence-based results.  Data science results are simpler, more useful, and intuitively sensible.

The intent of this seminar is that students leave with these immediately useful skills:

  1. Apply visual methods to structure assignments and define competitive market segments.
  2. Classify and technically quantify comparable data selection.
  3. Adjust and interpolate, using contrasting and simple regression calculations.
  4. Explain practical differences in calculated, estimated, and biased estimators.
  5. Hear and learn of the complexities, pitfalls, hype, and flim-flam around multiple regression.
  6. See the potential of real data analysis software, such as open-source R and RStudio.

Open-source analytics software is provided, as well as example data sets and templates for use in form and narrative reporting.  The use of these tools is particularly useful for sparse-data appraisal problems through the support of location (spatial), and price indexing (time) adjustments.  Local commercial and/or residential data sets are used in presented examples

This course is prerequisite to intermediate and advanced courses offered by Valuemetrics.info education, leading to auditable valuation practices.

Note: Registration for this program is handled directly through valuemetrics.info or 619/297-6816.

ASA NorCal and FEWA present Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career
Nov
9
Location: 44 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

This 4-hour session is sponsored by ASA NorCal and FEWA and will be led by seasoned experts from different fields.  The demand for expert witness is steadily growing and as you begin this next phase you might have some questions regarding getting hired, full/part-time consulting, speaking, writing, and marketing. Attend this session to learn how to start your forensic consulting practice. It will cover all of the "Need to Know" basics; including the types of forensic consultants, how to network, and marketing your expertise.  Learn how to define and market your image during this section. Next, we will cover how to enhance your visibility through public relations and networking towards getting referrals. To be sure that these endeavors work, this session will also cover how to measure your results.  draw from the expertise of established experts who will review the best practices in forensic consulting. You will learn how to get insured and mitigate the risks of entering into business, as well as how to get paid. The presenters will review your role as a forensic consultant, including expectations, participation and deliverables.  Attendees will be exposed to top expert witnesses who will relay the most common mistakes and pitfalls.

Presenters include:
Susan Maccoy, Registered Cosmetologist, CFLC
David Saldivar, CPM, CCIM, CCRM, CCAM, CFLC (Moderator)

For questions or additional information about this program sponsored by ASA NorCal / FEWA contact execdir@forensic.org or (415) 369-9614.