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Education / Events

The Northern California Chapter is open for business! Our Chapter is comprised of appraisal professionals you know and trust. Education is the core service we provide, and we're in the process of adapting our education to virtual programs to meet Stay in Place (SIP) requirements.

We look forward to and will continue to provide the “live” high-quality education that the appraisal community has depended upon for nearly 100 years once these regulations are lifted and it is safe for everyone to gather in person again.

  • 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.
July 2020
Board of Directors Meeting (Interactive / Call-In)
"Virtual Chat" Silicon Valley Branch Chapter Hosts - Let's Talk! Residential Housing Market
Location: It's Virtual, Participate from Where it is Most Convenient for You

This informal 1-hour chat will focus on the residential housing market in the Silicon Valley.  Registrants will connect using ZOOM interactive technology.  For the full zoom experience, registrants will need a computer, Internet access, webcam, and a microphone.  New to ZOOM?  Take their FREE tutorial on How to Join a Meeting.

Let’s listen and learn from others in our various Silicon Valley price point and micro-climates.  We will discuss Condos Townhomes, SFRs, and Small Income Units.  Part of the discussion is contemplating the dark side of the value cycle and determining if we are poised for consolidation of values which happens about every 10 years.  This is a participatory intereactive session; there is not a scheduled presenter/ instructor.  Join us to share your first-hand perspectives on what you are seeing in the residential housing markets – leaving knowing what others are seeing!

Topic:  Let's Talk!  Silicon Valley Residential Housing Market

  4:30pm Meet & Greet        5pm - 6pm Interactive Chat

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not available. 

  • Unemployment US Bureau of Labor & Regional Sources
  • Rates:  Good Sources
  • Tech Sector Perspectives
  • Inventory Levels, Trends and Days on the Market
  • Value Levels & Trends
  • Sales Price to List Price Ratios
  • Dealing with COVID 19 Issues
  • What Will the 3rd Quarter 2020 Look Like?

Moderator: Stephen L. Varga, SRA

Zoom Link:  The zoom link will be sent within 24 of the program date to those who have RVSP'd.  

RSVP Required:  Registration will be limited.  Questions or to reserve your spot, email Stephen Varga, SRA.


Central California Branch Chapter - "Virtual Simply Social" with a Twist
Location: Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Join one, join all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities and receive an update on relevant market issues.

Watch for details on the date and specific discussion topic.

"Virtual" Seminar: Extreme Appraising - Valuing Property in a Down Market
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

Watch for Details Coming Soon!

Instructor and Developer: Gary DeWeese, MAI

Students will complete this 7-hour virtual interactive classroom presentation with a better understanding of the differences between a property leased below market and a market not at equilibrium. 

Instruction will be held via Interactive Technology (ZOOM) and is based on the "live" version that falls under the temporary exemption for virtual / online education due to COVID / SIP restrictions.  It is the student's responsibility to have the required equipment - dependable Internet access, computer, webcam and microphone.

This program is being submitted for California BREA approval.  We are not applying for credit from states outside of California.  If you are licesned/certified in a state outside of California, you will want to check directly with your State Board specifically regarding their approvals of virtual education from out-of-state providers and the possibility of virtual CE respiprocity.

This Educational Program (Program) was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program. The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations. This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

Are you an early riser? Join us the first Monday of every month at 7AM at the Crystal Springs Starbucks.  It's informal, it's casual, it's strictly a buy-your-own coffee, chat and meet other local appraisers kind of deal, targeted at those of us that are up and working early. All are welcome to attend.

Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, 111 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo, conveniently located at the intersection of SH-92 and I-280.

Questions? Contact Clint Freeman, MAI.