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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.
Looking Ahead
Webinar: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Valuation Challenges and the Law
May
27
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

Presenter: Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA, MetroCal Appraisal

The lack of affordable housing in many California markets has been a challenge vexing policymakers, local communities, employers and, ultimately, potential homeowners and renters.

In 2017, the State of California adopted new development standards which apply to every planning jurisdiction in the state.  These new rules effectively allow property owners to construct new or modify existing portions of their homes to incorporate an accessory dwelling unit in all but a few situations. As more and more property owners and developers take advantage of these new laws, appraisers can expect to see more and more single-family assignments that includethe need to evaluate the contributory value of an ADU.

  • Three Approaches to Value
  • State Mandated ADU Regulations
  • Cost  - Income - Sales
  • How Have Things Changed?
  • Is there a Difference from Market Value to Sales Price?
  • Factors Driving Price and Demand
  • Case Studies: When Paired Sales are Scarce

Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Advanced Registration is Required - $39
Only those pre-registered will be emailed the login information to join the zoom interactive virtual platform. 

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.

CEC:  There is no CEC available for this 2-hour webinar.

This Infomational Virtual 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.  We reserve the right to utilize alternative interactive platforms if necessary.

 

POSTPONED Course: National USPAP 15-Hour
May
 

Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the logistics of re-scheduling this 2-day course.   

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses.

POSTPONED Course: Valuation of Conservation Easements
May
 

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the logistics of re-scheduling this 4-day course.  

Valuation of Conservation Easements is an advanced course designed for the appraiser who understands the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals.

Over 4 days, this intensive program will familiarize participants with conservation easement valuations in a variety of situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals that are required to comply with the Uniform Appraisal Standards of Federal Land Acquisitions, and appraisals involving non-cash charitable contributions that are required to comply with IRS standards. Learning objectives will be accomplished through a series of lectures, in-class discussions, problem solving, homework assignments, and case-law analysis.

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Conservation Easements Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

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

In light of the ongong situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to guidance from the Governor, the California Department of Public Health, and various County Governments, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  When it is safe to do so, we look forward to reconnecting.

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.

Women's Initiative Committee - Interactive Chat
Jun
2
Location: It's Virtual, Participate from Where it is Most Convenient for You

WIC was launched during the Appraisal Institute's National Convention in Denver in July 2019.  The committee aims to support female appraisers through professional development training, networking opportunities, mentorships, career outreach and other professional growth opportunities. 

Locally, the Northern California Chapter looks forward to hosting quarterly WIC conference calls.  The format is designed to be casual, inviting and engaging.

Location: Wherever it is convenient for you!

Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not availble.  

RSVP or Questions? Contact Nancy Phillips, SRA
RSVP Required by 6/1:  Only those pre-registered will be sent details to connect to the call.

 

 

"Virtual" Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Jun
3
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient 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.

Time:  Registration / Log-on: 11:30am       
Instruction (including required exam): 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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 (click link) before registering. 

  • Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will accept virtual / online education from an out-of-state provider.

  • 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.  This program is approved by the California BREA.

Save up to $30!  Register by May 27
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $115
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $125

Register after May 27
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $135
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $145

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.

"Virtual" Ag Update, Chapter Meeting & Simply Social with a Twist - Sponsored by the Central California Branch Chapter
Jun
4
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

Get Connected Virtually with those in the Central Valley and Beyond!

Join one, join all!  Our "twist" is that we will connect via ZOOM to receive updates on the local agricultural market, before conducting a brief Chapter Meeting followed informal networking - where attendees will have the opportunities to further discuss issues and share tips to help not only survive but thrive in our changing environments.  Registrants are encouraged to submit ag related questions in advance to help our speaker(s) address items that you want to know more about.

Topic:  Local Agricultural Market Update:  The Impact of COVID-19 on Agricultural Real Estate

  • The Significance of COVID-19 on Land Values
  • What Were the Trends and Inventory Prior to COVID-19?
  • Major Commodity Pricing Trends: Tree Fruits, Almonds, Pistachios, Citrus, & Produce
  • It's Nuts!  2020 Projected Almond and Pistachio Crops - Will We Have Record Crops?
  • How are Processors Planning?
  • Dairy Market Update
  • Beef, Pork and Poultry Market Update

Speakers include:  Greg Addington, MAI, Fresno Madera Farm Credit

Market Update:  4:30pm to 5:30pm
Chapter Meeting & Simply Social: 5:30pm - whenever!

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not availble.   RSVP's will be required.  Only those pre-registered will be sent details to connect to the virtual program.

Questions? Contact Bob James, Jr., MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

 

 

East Bay Branch Chapter "Virtual Brown Bag Bash" - The COVID Adjustment: SB 939
Jun
9
Location: It's Virtual, Participate from Where it is Most Convenient for You

In these rapidly changing times it is even more beneficial and more important than ever for real estate appraisers to be engaged with our peers.

The East Bay Branch Chapter of the Northern California Chapter is here to help inform and bring appraisal professionals together by sponsoring a “Virtual Meeting while Eating a Real Lunch".  Registrants will BYOL (bring your own lunch) and connect using ZOOM interactive technology.

During our information exchange, we will casually discuss the proposed California Senate Bill 939 to share various methodologies on how to address the “COVID Adjustment” or lack thereof.  Not yet read SB 939?  Take a peek - read it now

Topic:  SB 939 - The COVID Adjustment

Time:
  12:00 - 1:00pm

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not available.  

RSVP or Questions? Contact Mads Anji, MAI
RSVP Required by 6/8:  Only those pre-registered will be sent details to connect.

 

New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Jun
10
Location: TBD

Are you an appraisal trainee, a recently designated member or consider yourself a young appraisal professional looking for a networking event geared specifically for you?  Well, you just found it!

We will plan to meet up (location still being determined) for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:00pm!  Can't get there by 5:00pm? No worries, just show up when you can.  We will hang out until whenever . . .

All are welcome to this new, fun, welcoming, casual, no pressure social event!  You get the picture - it's informal.

Questions?  Contact Matt Atwood

Residential Appraiser Project Team - Interactive Chat
Jun
16
Location: It's Virtual, Participate from Where it is Most Convenient for You

RAPT is the Appraisal Institute's Residential Appraiser Project Team. 

It's goal is to attract residential appraisers, promoting, and retaining SRAs is our goal.  Ideas include:

  • An AI/VA initiative which would involve assisting the VA with placement and recruiting of SRA appraisers on their panels
  • Creating roundtables that would assist with and serve in an advisory role in re-writing / updating residential forms
  • Expanding the presence of residential appraisers in leadership roles

Locally, the Northern California Chapter looks forward to hosting quarterly RAPT conference calls.  We will be discussing topics of importance to residential appraisers and encourage all residential appraisers to participate. 

For the first call, we plan to discuss what's on everyone's mind . . .

  • How residential appraisers are dealing with Covid issues
  • What we’re seeing in our markets

These chats are open to everyone and the format is designed to be casual, inviting and engaging, though registration is required.

Location: Wherever it is convenient for you!

Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not availble.  

RSVP or Questions? Contact Nancy Phillips, SRA
RSVP Required by 6/15:  Only those pre-registered will be sent details to connect to the call.

"Virtual" Course: National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Jun
17
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Now Available Virtually!

This 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.

Click here to order your copy of 2020-21 USPAP directly from The Appraisal Foundation; this publication is not included with the tuition fee.

Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensing board to confirm that the specific state(s) will accept virtual / online education from an out-of-state provider.  This program is approved by the California BREA.

NEW!  Effective 10/01/19 tuition rate listed below includes the downloadable course handbook materials.  Additional fee(s) apply for those who want the printed course handbook pre-shipped.  Shipping fee determined at time of online checkout.

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.

Save up to $90!  Register by May 22
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $155
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $195


Register by June 5
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $180
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $220

Register after June 5
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $200
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $245

"Virtual" Course: Business Practices & Ethics
Jun
19
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You


Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Now Available Virtually!  Register Today!

Business Practices and Ethics is an important course that provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, the class compares behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and participants learn how referrals can be made. Participants are also introduced to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and use these Guide Notes to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. At the end of the course, they learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users. These are common business practice issues that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, and property tax appeal. Other real-life scenarios in the course illustrate less common business practice issues such as an appraiser’s obligation when illegal or criminal behavior is observed.

Instruction will be held via Interactive Technology (zoom). 

[Note:  This particular offering is based on the "live" version that falls under the temporary exemption for virtual / online education due to COVID / SIP restrictions.]

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 with their state licensing board to confirm that the specific state(s) will accept virtual / online education from an out-of-state provider.  This program is approved by the California BREA.

Save up to $50!  Register by May 22
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $165
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $175


Register by June 5
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $175
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $195

Register after June 5
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $195
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $215


"Virtual" Seminar: Rural Valuation Basics
Jun
24
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

We are ramping up to bring you this informative one-day offering virtually!  An opportunity to learn from where it is convenient and comfortable for you.

Instructor: Justin Slack, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Rural Valuation Basics provides residential and general appraisers with the fundamentals of analyzing comparable data for use in rural appraisal assignments. This 7-hour seminar will focus on land mix analysis, improvement value extraction and allocation, and how to develop adjustments. While working on a typical rural property case study that both residential and commercial appraisers might be asked to appraise, participants will learn how to properly analyze and use information that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets will be provided which will assist participants in their analyses. 

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 with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will accept virtual / online education from an out-of-state provider.

  • 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.  This program is approved by the California BREA.
BEST VALUE RATE: Register by May 29 - Save up to 90!
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $165
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institte - $215

Register by June 12
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $215
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institte - $245
 
Register after June 12
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $235
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institte - $255
Course: Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling
Jun
 

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.

Note: Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling was designed according to the broad topical guidelines of the Appraiser Qualifications Board as part of qualifying (i.e., prelicensing) education for both residential and general certified appraisers.

POSTPONED: Hotel Tour - Grand Hyatt at SFO
Jun
 
Location: Grand Hyatt at SFO, San Francisco

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, a decision has been made to postpone this event. 

We are working on alternatives - Watch for details.

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a full service hotel?  See the "back of house" and many other aspects of the newly opened Grand Hyatt at SFO, including examples of the:

  • 351 guestrooms
  • 14,435 sq. ft. of flexible event space
  • 5,760 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom and a 2,310 sq. ft. Junior Ballroom
  • 8,000 sq. ft. of pre-function area
  • 18 meeting rooms ideal for fly-in / fly-out groups
  • Direct connectivity to all SFO terminals via the hotel’s own AirTrain Station
  • Quail & Crane Restaurant
  • Twin Crafts Market & Bar
  • Hyatt StayFit gym

Following a management-led tour of the new facility and then gather in the hotel bar for networking with other Counselors and Appraisal Institute members.

This unique event is jointly sponsored by the Northern California Chapters of the Appraisal Institute and Counselors of Real Estate.  There is no CEC available for this event.

Seminar: Appraisal of Manufactured Homes Featuring Next-Generation Manufactured Homes
Jun
 

This new 7.5-hour course, developed in collaboration with Freddie Mac, provides an in-depth look into preparing appraisals for traditional manufactured homes plus insight into CHOICEHomeSM—the new type of high-quality manufactured homes that are built to HUD code but developed with site-built features. You’ll learn how to meet the specific requirements of Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Veteran’s Administration (VA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Fannie Mae using a new, ground-breaking tool—the Manufactured Home Quality Rating Worksheet, which is consistent with the Marshall & Swift®—CoreLogic Residential Cost Handbook and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).

The course begins with a thorough review of existing manufactured housing products then delves into CHOICEHomeSM, a new accessible, affordable addition to America’s housing stock. To apply elementary and complex techniques used in the cost and the sales comparison approaches, you’ll work through a case study of these homes to develop a credible appraisal report.

"Virtual" Workshop: Understanding Legal Parcels and Descriptions - What Makes it Legal?
Jun
 
Location: It's Virtual, Learn Where it is Most Convenient for You

Thanks for your patience as we re-tool this informative 3-hour workshop to a virtual format.

Watch for specific details - date and time to be announced VERY soon!

Workshop Presenter: Neil A. Lefmann, MAI, SRA - Sr. Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors

California not only maintains the most complex and far-reaching land regulations in the nation: it is also the only one of 50 states that has state-mandated land use regulations and procedures, which are in addition to local county, city and other regulatory ordinances.

There is widespread confusion regarding what constitutes a legal parcel. While California’s Subdivision Map Act provides a legal framework, it’s not so simple to navigate the SMA’s complexities.  This presentation will inform attendees’ understanding of significant considerations pertaining to legal parcels, which are a critically important element in real property appraisals and Market Value.  

In this 3 hour workshop, an appraiser who brings more than 4 decades of experience in land valuation will to offer an engaging review of all you need to know about legal parcels, legal subdivisions, legal descriptions, and related issues.

  • History of Land Ownership in the U.S. and California
  • What is PLSS?  Lot & Block? Metes and Bounds?
  • Tract Map vs. Parcel Map vs. Record of Survey
  • The difference between and Assessor's Parcels and Legal Parcels
  • Significant elements of California's Subdivision Map Act
  • About legal non-conforming parcels and merger provisions
  • Units of lengths (rods, chains, links, varas)
  • How to read legal descriptions
  • How curves are legally described
  • How to draw a legal description
  • Useful computer programs

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 (click link) before registering.  [As of today, registration is not yet open.]

  • Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will accept virtual / online education from an out-of-state provider.

  • 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.  This program is approved by the California BREA.

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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Jul
2
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Jul
6
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.

Board of Directors Meeting (Interactive / Call-In)
Jul
16
Course: Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets
Jul
 

Instructor: Kerry 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.  All students are required to come to class with the text A Business Enterprise Value Anthology, 2nd ed (2011); it can be ordered online at the time of registration or directly from the Northern California Chapter Office - 925/932-7753. 

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Aug
3
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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Aug
6
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Residential Symposium 2020 - All Day. All Residential.
Aug
7
Location: Dublin

All Day. All Residential.

It's back!  Building on the continued success of prior year Residential Symposiums, our in-the-know panelists will share meaningful tools and tips that attendees can use to prosper and grow their businesses in today's ever-changing real estate environment.





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.


New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Aug
12
Location: TBD

Are you an appraisal trainee, a recently designated member or consider yourself a young appraisal professional looking for a networking event geared specifically for you?  Well, you just found it!

We will plan to meet up (location still being determined) for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:00pm!  Can't get there by 5:00pm? No worries, just show up when you can.  We will hang out until whenever . . .

All are welcome to this new, fun, welcoming, casual, no pressure social event!  You get the picture - it's informal.

Questions?  Contact Matt Atwood

Course: Condemnation Appraising
Aug
24 - 26

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

Condemnation Appraising: Principles and Conceptspresents the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Participants 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. They also examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Finally, participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles.

This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

Course: Application & Interpretation of Simple Linear Regression
Aug
 

This two-day course is designed for appraisal professionals who want to use Microsoft®Excel in applying statistical methods to valuation problems. The course employs Excel’s data analysis add-in and charting capabilities to assist in developing descriptive statistics and in using simple linear regression analysis to estimate linear relationships between two variables. Topics include descriptive statistics, charts and tables, an introduction to simple linear regression, assumptions underlying application of linear regression modeling, nonlinear curve fitting, prediction and forecasting, data sufficiency, and separation of pooled data by submarket. Participants will be engaged in hands-on learning, discovering and applying basic statistical methods to data sets custom built to illustrate each session’s objectives in a valuation context. This course will help participants gain a solid understanding of simple linear regression analysis and be prepared for more advanced multiple linear regression study.

This course is in the Analytics for Valuation Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

Seminar: Practical Highest & Best Use
Aug
 

This offering was such a hit in 2019, we are bringing it back in 2020!  If you missed it last year, here is your second chance.

Developer and Instructor: John Urubek, MAI

A review appraiser, employed by a state-regulatory agency, commented in a USPAP class that highest and best use is the most deficient section in many appraisal reports.  Whenever a market value opinion is developed, USPAP S.R. 2-2(a) requires the report to "summarize the support and rationale" for the highest and best use conclusion. 

This seminar is intended to enhance USPAP compliance for both residential and commercial appraisers.   

Learning Objectives

  • Reviews many basic concepts of H&B use
  • Defines key terms like “support” and “reasonably probable”.
  • Clarifies the four test of H&B use.
  • Identifies the four components of a proper H&B use conclusion
  • Differentiates the four tests from the four conclusions
  • Identifies the five (5) most likely buyer types
  • Explores and develops supportable conclusions for nine atypical, real-world situations where H&B use was initially uncertain
  • Details practical procedures to help appraisers develop a proper H&B use conclusion for both typical and very atypical appraisal problems.

A well-organized, printed and bound handbook that is a replica of the PowerPoint is provided.  This 80+ page handbook will lessen in-class writing and assist the appraiser back at the office.  

Don't miss this practical seminar.  It will strengthen the logic and support in every-day appraisal reports.

This Educational Program (Program) was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content. 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 Appraisal Institute does not publish examination review materials. 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.

Seminar: Vineyard Valuation 2020
Aug
 

Our most popular one-day seminar returns to the Napa Valley in the summer of 2020! 

Watch for more details.


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.



Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Sep
3
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Sep
7
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.

Board of Directors Meeting
Sep
17
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Sep
17
Course: Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
Sep
 

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.

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.

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

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 2
Sep
 

After a diagnostic quiz on the six financial functions of one and a brief review, General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2 opens with a thorough treatment of discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. Topics include identifying components of a DCF, projecting cash flows, analyzing leases, solving for value in a variety of common situations, and supporting the discount rate. The effects of debt financing including cash equivalence and equity analysis are covered in detail. Income patterns and property models including residual and other applications are followed by selecting and supporting the discount rate. Also presented are the strengths and weaknesses of direct and yield capitalization. The final section reviews and summarizes the mathematical concepts involved with income capitalization and prepares the participant for not only the course exam but also the certification exam.

Course: General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
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.

Course: Residential Site Valuation & Cost Approach
Sep
 

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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Oct
1
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Oct
5
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.

2020 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Oct
9
Location: We Are Going Virtual!

2020 marks the 70th 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.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be retooling this year's conference - we are going virtual!  More specifc details to follow as we make this extraordinary delivery shift to a virtual classroom format.

Topics likely to include

  • Liability in the Aftermath of a Pandemic: Litigation Best Practices
  • Commercial Market Update (R+D, Office, Industrial, Retail)
  • Residential Hot Topics
  • Hospitality / Entertainment Market Update
  • Multi-Family Market Update
  • Construction & Development Costs
  • Appraising After a Disaster
  • Allocation of Land / HBU
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Presenters
Peter Christensen, Attorney, Christensen Law Firm

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.

Course: Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1
Oct
14 - 15
Location: San Diego

This two-day course meets AQB criteria. In Part 1 of a two-part course package, you will apply appraisal techniques to solve a complex residential case study appraisal assignment. You will put your knowledge of terminology, concepts, procedures, and methods to the test as you demonstrate competence in the areas of appraisal analysis learned in previous courses.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states' education requirements in the content area identified as advanced residential applications and case studies. Individuals who are seeking the Appraisal Institute SRA designation may take this course and Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2 as an alternative to completing the Residential Demonstration Report requirement.

This offering is sponsored by the Appraisal Institute National headquarters.  For questions or more information contact education@appraisalinstitute.org or 312/335-4207.

New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Oct
14
Location: TBD

Are you an appraisal trainee, a recently designated member or consider yourself a young appraisal professional looking for a networking event geared specifically for you?  Well, you just found it!

We will plan to meet up (location still being determined) for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:00pm!  Can't get there by 5:00pm? No worries, just show up when you can.  We will hang out until whenever . . .

All are welcome to this new, fun, welcoming, casual, no pressure social event!  You get the picture - it's informal.

Questions?  Contact Matt Atwood

Course: Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2
Oct
16 - 20
Location: San Diego

This four-day course meets AQB criteria. In Part 2 of a two-course package, you will be provided with the tools to write sections of a narrative report. You will complete eight writing assignments based on sections of a narrative appraisal report for the case study property you analyzed in Part 1. Successful completion of this course should increase your ability to 1) apply a wide range of appraisal procedures to solve complex appraisal problems and 2) use a narrative reporting format with confidence to explain and support your conclusions convincingly. By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as an appraisal subject matter elective. Individuals who are seeking the Appraisal Institute SRA designation may take this course and Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1 as an alternative to the Residential Demonstration Report requirement.

This offering is sponsored by the Appraisal Institute National headquarters.  For questions or more information contact education@appraisalinstitute.org or 312/335-4207.

Course: Review Case Studies - Residential
Oct
 

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

Course: Review Theory - General
Oct
 

Review Theory—General is the fundamental review course that all reviewers of assignments involving income-producing and other nonresidential properties should have in their educational background. It is a required course for individuals pursuing the Appraisal Institute General Review Designation (AI-GRS, Appraisal Institute General Review Specialist).

At the core of this course is the review process. Participants explore the seven steps outlined in this process as they apply to nonresidential properties. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness to develop reconciled opinions of appropriateness and credibility.

The material provides a refresher on key valuation skills often required of reviewers, such as measuring financial feasibility in highest and best use analysis and various applications of the income capitalization approach. In addition, the course covers reporting reviews for income-producing property and the use of commercial review report forms, narrative reports, and oral review reports. Participants will gain practice in writing a scope of work statement for three types of assignments. They will also develop a template for a narrative review report on a property type of their choice (office, retail, apartment, etc.). By taking this course, participants will gain invaluable confidence in the fundamentals of review.

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Nov
2
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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Nov
5
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Nov
12
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Nov
12
General Demonstration Report-Capstone Program
Nov
16 - 22
Location: Irvine

The General Demonstration Report—Capstone Program is an option Candidates for Designation may choose to complete their demonstration of knowledge requirement for their MAI designation. Like the traditional requirement, the program calls for the skills and knowledge base necessary to produce a complete demonstration appraisal report. However, this program offers an option that accelerates the completion of the report. Instead of selecting and compiling data on a property, participants are provided with a subject property and data to analyze and then write the report in a limited time span of approximately 2 months. Participants must attend two webinars and a 6.5-day classroom session where facilitators will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance. The full report must be submitted for grading no later than noon on the seventh day.

The program is designed to be completed in approximately 2 months; therefore, participants must realize they will need to commit a considerable amount of that time to analysis and writing tasks PRIOR to the classroom setting. One pre-class writing assignment (fundamental market analysis) is required before the second webinar. Participants will need to spend a minimum of 200–250 hours to complete this program successfully. And during the classroom session, participants should expect to work on their reports after the 7-hour days spent in the classroom—10 to 12 hours a day that week will not be unusual. 

Don't Delay - Register Today!  This offering will sell-out.

This offering is sponsored by the Appraisal Institute National headquarters.  For questions or more information contact education@appraisalinstitute.org or 312/335-4207.

Course: General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
Nov
 
Commercial Symposium 2020: Appraising Unique and Special Purpose Properties
Dec
4
Location: Oakland

Just what are unique and special purpose properties?

Special Purpose Property: A property with a unique physical design, special construction materials, or a layout that particularly adapts its utility to the use for which it was built.
 - The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal


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"
Dec
7
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.

Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
Dec
 

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.

Course: National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Dec
 


This offering will be based on the recently released 2020-21 version of USPAP.

This 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.

Click here to order your copy of 2020-21 USPAP directly from The Appraisal Foundation; this publication is not included with the tuition fee.

NEW!  Effective 10/01/19 tuition rate listed below includes the downloadable course handbook materials.  Additional fee(s) apply for those who want the printed course handbook pre-shipped.  Shipping fee determined at time of online checkout.

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

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 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.