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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.
September 2021
Silicon Valley Branch Chapter "Direct Caffeination"
Sep
27
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

We're Back!  

Join us at 9am 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.

ASFMRA hosts Informational Webinar on PAREA
Sep
29

Instructor:  Mark Lewis, ARA, RPRA, Chair of the AQB

Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) is an alternate path for aspiring appraisers to obtain all or a portion of their required experience for license or certification as a real estate appraiser. The program was made effective on January 1, 2021, by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. In this webinar, the current Chair of the AQB, Mark Lewis, ARA, RPRA, will brief participants on the background of PAREA, the progress being made for its full implementation, and what it means to aspiring appraisers and employers.

Start Times:
10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain / 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Note: A Zoom Webinar invitation will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.  If you have not received your Zoom Registration link 24 hours prior to the event, please contact us at lharvey@asfmra.org

Note:  This offering is not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northern California Chapter.  For specific questions contact Deanna Ilk dilk@asfmra.org

2021 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Oct
15
Location: It's Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN and REGISTRATIONS ARE ROLLING IN!
Take a peek at the registration brochure to learn more about the terrific topics we'll be covering!

2021 marks the 71st consecutive year that the Northern California Chapter has presented its award-winning Annual Fall Conference. 

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 over 250 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.

Opening Keynote:
The Great Disruption:  Top 5 Trends in a Post-Pandemic Economy
Dr. Ralph B. McLaughlin
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Analytics
Haus, Inc.

Panelists include
Sandra Adomatis, SRA, 2022 Appraisal Institute National Vice President, Adomatis Appraisal Service
Jordan Levine, Chief Economist, C.A.R.
Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS, Molitor-Gennrich Consulting, Inc.
Darwin Ernst, SRA, AI-RRS, Homestreet Bank
Charles H. Packer ("Chuck"), Estate and Trust Attorney, Hopkins & Carley
Norman C. Hulberg, MAI, Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors - Northern California
Kerry Jorgensen, MAI
Misty Ray, MAI, AI-GRS
Shelly Tanaka, MAI, AI-GRS
Brian Rapela, MAI, Managing Partner, Joseph Blake & Associates
Robert Sammons, Senior Director, Bay Area Research, Cushman & Wakefield
Greg Matter, SIOR, Executive Managing Director, JLL
Joel Woodmass, Research Manager, Norcal Industrial, JLL
Denis A. DeSaix, MAI, SRA, Principal, Metrocal Appraisal
Jonathan J. Schrader, MAI, AI-GRS
, F&M Bank
Kathryn Sturgis-Bright, MAI, Senior Commercial Review Appraiser, Appraisal Review Department - West, Zions Bancorporation
Douglas Potts MAI, AI-GRS, Founder, Delta Real Estate Analytics LLC

Beakout sessions include

  • Appraisals for the IRS
  • Evaluations!
  • Snapshots of Residential Markets:  Now and What's Next?
  • Commercial Market Update
  • Ask the Experts (Residential)
  • Ask the Experts (Commercial)
  • Residential Fundamentals:  Home Measuring Standards and Top Ten Common Appraisal Errors
  • From the Trenches: Commercial Valuation Fundamentals

A Special Note About Registering:

  • Never attended an Appraisal Institute offering or not yet updated your password / log-in since October 1, 2019 - follow these simple steps before registering. 

  • Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check directly with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will (1) accept virtual / classroom education, (2) accepts education from an out-of-state provider and/or (3) offers reciprocal credit if the offering is approved by the CA BREA.  Some states may require pre-approval applications or have reporting requirements that the chapter cannot comply with.

  • This virtual program is approved for 6-hours (30 points) of Appraisal Institute CEC and 6-hours of State Board of Equalization (SBE) for assessors (CAR# 102195). An application for 6-hours of California BREA CEC is being submitted.

  • Instruction will be held via Interactive Technology (ZOOM) and is based on the "live" classroom version that falls under the temporary exemption for virtual / classroom education due to COVID / SIP restrictions. 

  • It is the student's responsibility to have the required equipment - dependable Internet access, computer, webcam and microphone, agrees that attendance will be monitored and to to forward their Photo ID/ Driver's License to the Chapter Office upon completing your online registration.
 
BEST VALUE RATE - $185 per person
Save up to $80 off the Standard Conference Fee.  No need to gather a group to receive maximum savings!  But, you do need to act quickly!  This rate expires Friday, September 24.

Early Registration Discount Rate - $225 per person
A second chance to save!  Applies to registrations received between Saturday, September 25 and Friday, October 8.

Standard Conference Rate - $265 per person
Applies to registrations received after Friday, October 8.  

Sponsors include

  • Kidder Mathews
  • LIA Liability Administrators and Insurance Services
  • Laval and Associates
  • AppraisalToday
  • Valbridge Property Advisors l Northern California

Learn More About Sponsorship Opportunities
- Benefits include Complimentary Attendance for Bronze through Diamond Levels!

"Virtual" Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Oct
21
Location: It's Virtual! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)
Includes the required open-book exam.

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

Appraisers recognize that they have regulatory obligations but understanding which ones apply when doing federally related and real estate related lender work is challenging. A review of sanctions and disciplinary actions taken against appraisers by the Bureau of Real Estate 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. This seminar is designed to help you recognize and understand the laws and regulations most important to appraisers practicing in California.

This offering is being sponsored by the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter.  For questions contact the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter directly via email or at 916-972-9700.

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter "Direct Caffeination"
Nov
1
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

Join us at 9am 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.