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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.
Looking Ahead
2017 Spring Litigation Conference
May
11
Location: Filoli Gardens, Woodside

One of our most sought after award-winning conferences returns to the historic and beautiful grounds of Filoli again in 2017. 

  • How to Be an Effective Expert Witness
  • High Speed Rail Eminent Domain Issues You May Have Overlooked: "Did Ya Think About . . . ?"
  • Don't Get Eliminated by In Limine.  Just What are those "Motions" to Exclude YOU?
  • Real Estate Damage Economics and Diminution in Value Issues
  • Legal Bites

Presenters include
Randall Bell, PhD - Real Estate Damage Economics, LLC
Joseph A. Rice, Ph.D - Jury Research Institute
Mark Wasser, Esq. -
Law Offices of Mark A. Wasser
Norman C. Hulberg, MAI - Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors
David W. Skinner, Esq. - Meyers l Nave
Norman E. Matteoni, Esq. - Matteoni O’Laughlin & Hechtman
Walter D. Carney, MAI - Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors
F. Gale Connor - Attorney at Law, Shareholder, Miller Starr Regalia

Register by April  27 and Save up to $130!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $285
Standard / Non-AI - $335

Register after 4/27
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $315
Standard / Non-AI - $415

Become a 2017 Spring Litigation Conference Sponsor
Sponsorships start at $250!

Silver Sponsors

  • MANNING & KASS ELLROD, RAMIREZ, TRESTER, LLP - Attorneys at Law
  • GREENAN PEFFER SALLANDER and LALLY - Attorneys at Law

Bronze Sponsors include

  • Valbridge Property Advisors
  • Smith and Associates
  • BBG
  • Associated Right of Way Services (ARWS)

 

Course: Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
May
15 - 19
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s):  Gary DeWeese, MAI

The 35-hour Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use course implements a blended learning approach, which includes a pre-class, two-hour online session combined with 30 hours of traditional classroom education and wraps up with a three-hour exam on the fifth morning.

Combining the analytical processes of market analysis, highest and best use, and income valuation, this course is intended for those who have taken and passed the General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use course and have a thorough understanding of the mathematical and financial principles necessary to perform appraisals of income-producing properties.  Building on the Level B marketability studies that were applied in General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use, you will perform Level C marketability studies using fundamental demand analysis and study several real estate markets in a fictional city.

The economic base of the community is explored, and it is used as the subject and example for both physical and economic forces that affect all communities and consequently all real estate.  The remainder of the course consists of four case studies (apartment and condominium conversion, retail, industrial, and land with potential for mixed-use development) that are intended to demonstrate both the power of fundamental market analysis and its application to highest and best use decisions.

Note:  Because this course builds on concepts learned in the Appraisal Institute’s General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use course, it is HIGHLY recommended that you take the Appraisal Institute’s General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use course before you take this advanced course.  By taking both courses, you should gain a solid knowledge base of market analysis and highest and best use concepts. If you elect only to take this course, be advised that you’ll need to factor in additional study time to learn the general concepts presented in the previous course.

Please review the FAQs for important information regarding registration and cancellation deadlines; mandatory diagnostic test; online session; course equivalencies. Click here.

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REGISTRATION CLOSES on May 1 (pending availability)
Advanced Registration is Required

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



Central California Branch Chapter Workshop: "We Have an Offer - We're Waiting for the Appraisal!"
May
16
Location: Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno

Plan now to join us for a lively 2-hour workshop as our panelists provide a discussion of contract price versus market value. A common scenario in today's market is where a buyer becomes the successful offeror on a listed property by presenting the highest of competing offers. Is this offer market value, since it is the highest and best offer of competing offers? Or is this gamesmanship whereby the buyer is willing to make this offer because she/he expects the appraisal for the loan requested to be less than the contract price, thereby forcing a renegotiation of the contract price.  The discussion will involve the participants in a purchase transaction: the real estate agent, the appraiser, and the appraisal review from the lender’s perspective.  Is contract price the best evidence of market value? Why can and do these differ?

Panelists include
Rob Melfe, Real Estate Appraiser, Robert B. Melfe and Associates
Barbara Radcliffe, Real Estate Appraiser, Valley Appraisals
Bob Wiginton, GRI, RE Broker, Realty Concepts, Ltd.

Moderator
Carole Laval, SRA, Real Estate Appraiser, Laval and Associates

Tuition includes workshop and networking social - $35

Board of Directors Meeting
May
18
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social - "Drowning in Data: Taming the Tidal Wave"
May
18
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville

Data is, quite simply - EXPLODING!

Once-small ponds have become untamed oceans boundless in breadth.  The modern world is literally awash in information. Indeed the seas have risen to the point that appraisers are drowning in data. Meanwhile, as the pace of the profession steadily increases, the search for useful data requires ever-increasing navigation skills.

Perhaps the greater challenge is what to do with the data once it is found.  How to organize and optimize the tidal waves of information in a way that the assembly and analysis of the most meaningful data becomes manageable on a human scale.  This workshop provides both the residential and commercial appraiser with useful tools (both hardware and software), techniques and information that will help ensure a more even keel and smoother sailing through the oceans of data that at once represent the appraiser's greatest resource and biggest challenge.

Panelists include

  • Marv Downey, Market Value Systems
  • Brian Spohr, Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors
  • Jeff Bradford, Bradford Technologies
  • Neil A. Lefmann, MAI, SRA, Sr. Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 4 and Save up to $30!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $55
Standard / Non-AI - $70

Register after 5/4
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $70
Standard / Non-AI - $85

Course: Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling
May
22 - 23
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This two-day course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. On the first day, you will develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice.

On day two, you will gain an introductory understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact on values and appraisal, and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers on loan payments and balances.

Successful completion of the course and exam should satisfy most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as real estate finance, statistics, and valuation modeling. Participants should understand that this course will be a review and will not address more advanced topics.  This course revision includes an update on financial history and the future implications of the burst housing bubble. A discussion on how mortgages impact value also was added, as well as measuring volatility and standard deviations.

Go Green and SAVE $15 on the tuition fees listed below
Simply select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of materials at time of initial online registration
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AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $475
Standard / Non-AI - $575

Course: Supervisory Appraiser / Trainee Appraiser
Jun
16
Location: University of Phoenix, Livermore

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

As of January 1, 2015, all individuals who become Supervisory Appraisers and Trainee Appraisers are required to take a Supervisory/Trainee Course per the AQB 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. This four-hour course will address the national minimum requirements, responsibilities, and expectations required by the BREA to adhere to when issuing a Trainee License and for Trainee Appraisers and Supervisory Appraisers to understand to avoid pitfalls. Important FAQs – read before registering.

Go Green and SAVE an EXTRA $15 on the tuition fees listed below
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BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 5 and Save up to $75!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $130
Standard / Non-AI - $155

Register by 5/26
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $160
Standard / Non-AI - $180

Register after 5/26
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $185
Standard / Non-AI - $205

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Jun
19
Location: National University, San Jose

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)
The NEWLY required one-hour multiple choice open-book exam is given onsite following the seminar presentation.

Developer & Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations, but recognizing and understanding all of the various Federal and State laws and regulations that govern appraisers can be challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers makes it clear that many details and nuances of the appraiser laws and regulations are being misunderstood. Common, unintentional errors impact both the reputations of individual appraisers as well as confidence in the competency and ethics of the appraisal profession as a whole. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers at a federal and state level.

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 5 and Save up to $50!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $115
Standard / Non-AI - $135

Register by 5/26
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $125
Standard / Non-AI - $145

Register after 5/26
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $150
Standard / Non-AI - $165

 

Monterey Bay Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting and Networking Lunch: "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability"
Jun
23
Location: Crazy Horse Restaurant, Monterey

Instructor: Peter Christensen, Attorney and General Counsel, LIA

Commercial & Residential Symposium: The Role of Valuation Experts in the Current Regulatory Environment
Jun
26
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland

This 7-hour Symposium will explore the major impacts facing the mortgage finance industry and specifically those that affect the role of valuation experts.  Our panelists will delve into current and pending regulatory policies, guidelines and practices.

Designed for professionals involved in mortgage financing who face a slew of regulations that impact the way they do business including:

 

  • Chief Appraisers
  • Commercial and Residential Appraisers
  • Reviewers
  • Loan Officers and Underwriters
  • Appraiser Supervisors

 

 

  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Auditors
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • AMCs

 

Lunch Keynote
"Remembering the Great Recession: The Importance of the Independent Valuation Process"
WALLACE YOUNG, FRM
Director, Risk, Policy & Data Analytics Group
Financial Institution Supervision and Credit
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Panelists
Bradford MacLane, MAI, AI-GRS, ASA - MacLane and Company, Inc.
Steve Gragg - Chief Appraiser, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Jim Joyce, MAI - Chief Appraiser, Bank of the West
Arthur Troy - Chief Appraiser, Mechanics Bank
Jim Larsson, MAI - Sr. Appraiser, CREA – Comerica Bank
James Raggio - CREA / Comerica Bank
Catherine K. Lam, MAI - Wells Fargo Bank RETECHS Appraisal
Lee Kennedy - AVMetrics
Michael Simmons - AXIS Appraisal Management
Jan Ford - Sr. VP / Chief Credit Officer, Fremont Bank
Jeffrey M. Ashlock, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS - Sr. Commercial Appraiser, Fremont Bank
Kathleen Fahey-Poulton, SRA - Appraisal Department Manager, Fremont Bank

Topics include

  • Regulatory Compliance and Construction Lending
  • Third Party Vendors, Tools and Compliance: The Role of AMCs and AVMs in the Appraisal Process
  • Lender Risk Management Issues that Appraisers Need to Know
  • Examining the Role of Regulation and Program Requirements in the Engagement Process
  • Risk-Weighted Collateral Due Diligence
  • Understanding the Lender’s Use of Evaluations and Restricted Appraisal Reports (including 2010 Interagency Appraisal & Evaluation Guidelines)

 

 

NEW! Seminar: Advanced Land Valuation
Jun
27
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland

Developer and Instructor: Gary DeWeese, MAI

If you have been searching for a land valuation seminar that presents more advanced methodologies and solutions to some of those unusual land valuation assignments you’ve had or might encounter in the future, then plan now to join us for the West Premiere of this NEW one-day seminar! 

By examining unusual and complex land valuation assignments, this seminar takes concepts covered in the Appraisal Institute curriculum to the next level. Besides lecture, discussion, and Q&A, sample case studies will demonstrate, primarily in Excel, conceptual and practical applications that participants will be able to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Suggested solution strategies for these assignments will be provided.

Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to

  • Utilize a land residual technique based on a DCF analysis to value land intended for two alternative competing uses (“for rental” apartments versus “for-sale” condos)
  • Determine the highest and best use of land when the legally permissible, physically possible, and financially feasible use(s) are very uncertain and cannot be determined using traditional methodologies
  • Determine land value when its value is a function of a curvilinear relationship with its appropriate unit of comparison (in this case the value of land suitable for apartment development as a function of density)
  • Determine land rent using a non-traditional unit of comparison (in this case land rental value based on average traffic volume)
  • Estimate the value of land subject to a long-term ground lease with multiple forms of financial benefits accruing to the land owner

Register by May 31 and Save up to $50!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $245
Standard / Non-AI - $275

Register after 5/31
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $265
Standard / Non-AI - $295

NEW! Course: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications
Jun
 
Location: Oakland / East Bay

This NEW two-day course not only provides a comprehensive review of the recently released 6th edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, (commonly known as Yellow Book) it provides critical guidance for appraisers involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. 

Whether you are experienced in writing or reviewing federal land acquisition appraisals or you are interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to comply with the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition. An optional one-hour exam is included.

Course: Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets
Jul
17 - 18
Location: University of Phoenix, Oakland

Only scheduled West Coast offering of this course for 2017!

Instructor(s):  Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI

Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets provides the theoretical and analytical framework for separating the tangible and intangible assets of real estate centric businesses. Through discussion, lecture, readings, and case studies, participants will apply the theory of the firm and the concept of economic profit to the solution of problems and case studies related to ad valorem taxation, eminent domain, loan underwriting, and transaction price allocation.

An overview of business valuation procedures and clarification of real estate and business valuation terminology will be provided so participants become familiar with the terminology relevant to separating asset values. The class will review the legal foundations for property rights, be introduced to the methodologies, and become aware of the controversial and unresolved issues in this field. Finally, participants will learn about allocating real estate, personal property, and intangible asset values.

Note. Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets contains diverse opinions regarding appraisal theory and applications. Neither this course nor the Appraisal Institute advocates a particular theory or method. Rather, each appraiser must come to his or her own conclusion based on the property type, local market customs, and scope of work.

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
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BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 31 and Save up to $150!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $415
Standard / Non-AI - $515


Register by 6/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $440
Standard / Non-AI - $540

Register after 6/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $465
Standard / Non-AI - $565

Course: Condemnation - Principles and Applications
Aug
2 - 4
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel, and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies are presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles.

Note. This 3-day course combines the previous basic and advanced condemnation courses: Condemnation Appraising: Basic Principles & Applications and Condemnation Appraising: Advanced Principles & Applications.

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
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BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 31 and Save up to $150!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $450
Standard / Non-AI - $550

Register by 6/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $475
Standard / Non-AI - $575

Register after 6/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $500
Standard / Non-AI - $600

Residential Symposium: All Day. All Residential.
Aug
4
Location: Holiday Inn, Dublin
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep
14
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Sep
14
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
Sep
27 - Oct
2
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

"Gary presents the material in a manageable and challenging way.  He mixes material and real-world concepts very well."

The 35-hour Advanced Income Capitalization course implements a blended learning approach, which includes a pre-class, two-hour online session combined with 30 hours of traditional classroom education and wraps up with a three-hour exam on the fifth morning.

Advanced Income Capitalization builds on topics covered in the General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 and General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2 courses. It introduces additional topics that a seasoned general appraiser can expect to meet in everyday practice. The course features a limited review of material covered in the previous income courses to maximize the time available for advanced topics.

Please review the FAQs for important information regarding registration; mandatory diagnostic test; online session; and course equivalencies. Click here.

Note:  No instruction on Sunday, October 1.

Go Green and SAVE $15 on the tuition fees listed below
Simply select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of materials at time of initial online registration
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REGISTRATION CLOSES on September 13 (pending availability)
Advanced Registration is Required

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

Course: General Appraiser Report Writing
Sep
 

General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies provides instruction in effectively communicating a sound analysis of selected parts of a valuation. The course addresses USPAP requirements and the three types of writing most often used in appraisal reports: descriptive, numerical, and analytical. Lectures on writing principles, discussions of various sections of the appraisal report, and in-class writing exercises and presentations provide guidance and practice in effective communication of a valuation analysis.

Specific assignments include writing a thesis statement, summarizing data, creating effective tables, writing a conclusion, communicating highest and best use, communicating an analysis, writing a letter of transmittal, and writing a reconciliation and opinion of value. During this four-day course, participants will use data provided in case studies as the basis for writing assignments that will help them recognize and produce effective reports. A two-hour multiple-choice examination that focuses on components of good writing concludes the course.

Note. This course can also be used for MAI education requirements. Click here for details.

2017 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Oct
13
Location: San Francisco

Plan now and save the date!  2017 marks the 67th consecutive year that the Northern California Chapter has presented its award-winning Annual Fall Conference in San Francisco!

Fall Conference is the real estate appraisal profession’s longest-running and highest-rated one-day continuing education & networking event on the West Coast. Our conference consistently draws nearly 300 participants and features the real estate profession’s “most in-the-know” presenters.  Our topics will keep you informed of the latest developments that affect your profession, your profitability, your business – your future.

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 1
Oct
 

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.

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
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BEST VALUE RATE: Register by July 31 and Save up to $160!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $330
Standard / Non-AI - $435

Register by 9/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $350
Standard / Non-AI - $460

Register after 9/30
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $385
Standard / Non-AI - $490

Board of Directors Meeting
Nov
9
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Nov
9
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
NEW! Course: Review Case Studies - Residential
Nov
30 - Dec
1
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

Review Case Studies-Residential is unlike anything you’ve experienced in other review courses.

In this NEW two-day course, you will apply the review process that you learned in Review Theory-Residential by walking through a case study that focuses on a two-stage review assignment. Day one begins with a quick refresher of review concepts. From there, you will work on an assignment that gets dropped on your desk much like it does in real life. Working in groups, as well as individually, you’ll identify and analyze the components of the case study review assignment.

For many, this will be the first opportunity to work through all seven steps of the review process and apply them within a simulated, very real-to-life assignment. Problem identification and scope of work is where the process begins and that quickly leads to the tougher analytical work where you’ll analyze the subject appraisal report and develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness (including tests of reasonableness). From there, you’ll learn to develop opinions of appropriateness and creditability to both the appraiser’s development work as well as opinions on whether the appraiser’s report is appropriate and not misleading—including the reviewer’s development of reasons for disagreement.

Day two begins with the reviewer’s development of his or own opinion of value in this two-stage review assignment. You will analyze additional field data to facilitate review decisions whether the opinion of value in the subject appraisal report is credible. From the start of the case study, you will take notes to prepare an individual review report which is submitted to the instructor (the review supervisor) before the exam.

If you’re an appraiser, reviewer, or other real estate professional who regularly works with reviews, this hands-on, application-based course is for you!

Seminar: Practical Highest & Best Use
Nov
 
Seminar: Vineyard Valuation
Nov
 
Location: Napa Valley

Our most popular one-day seminar returns to the Napa Valley in the summer of 2017!

Commercial Symposium 2017
Dec
8
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland
Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour (New Version 2018-19)
Dec
11
Location: National University, San Jose

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This updated one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the NEW 2018-19 version of USPAP to class (anticipated release Fall 2017). To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: www.appraisalfoundation.org

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Dec
 

Developer & Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers at a federal and state level.  Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations, but recognizing and understanding all of the various Federal and State laws and regulations that govern appraisers can be challenging.  By being better informed, you’ll be able to establish a clear path to maintaining compliance and effectively reconcile conflicting interpretations and requests from clients. A thorough understanding of applicable appraiser regulatory obligations will also increase your efficiency.

Course: Introduction to Green Buildings
Jan
 
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s):  Tim Runde, MAI, LEED-AP

This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from conventional buildings.

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

 

Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour (New Version 2018-19)
Jan
 
Location: East Bay

This updated one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the NEW 2018-19 version of USPAP to class (anticipated release Fall 2017). To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: www.appraisalfoundation.org

Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour (New Version 2018-19)
Feb
 
Location: North Bay

This updated one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the NEW 2018-19 version of USPAP to class (anticipated release Fall 2017). To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: www.appraisalfoundation.org

2018 Annual Spring Conference
Mar
5
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Modesto
Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour (New Version 2018-19)
Mar
 
Location: Central Valley

This updated one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the NEW 2018-19 version of USPAP to class (anticipated release Fall 2017). To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: www.appraisalfoundation.org