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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
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Mar
26
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!

Eminent Domain From Start to Finish: Streamlining the Basics & Navigating the Complexities
Mar
26
Location: City Club, San Francisco

Nossaman LLP and Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. (AR/WS) invite you to "Eminent Domain From Start to Finish: Streamlining the Basics & Navigating the Complexities from Precondemnation to Litigation" on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 

Whether you are new to the Eminent Domain arena or a seasoned pro, this complimentary afternoon seminar with panels of leading industry professionals will provide extensive insight and guidance into the process of eminent domain. 

Attendees will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with each panel, as well as network with colleagues during an evening cocktail reception.   This event is not sponsored by the Northern California Chapter.  For questions or additional information contact Jessica Ku at 949.477.7667 or jku@nossaman.com.

Sierra Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Mar
27
Location: Dustbowl Brewing Company, Turlock

Get Out from Your Office!  Turn off Your Computer!  Get Connected in Person!  And Most Importantly - Have Some Fun!

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: Dust Bowl Brewing Company
- 3000 Fulkerth Road, Turlock (off Hwy 99)

Time:  5:30pm until whenever

Details:  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and friendly games of Corn Hole and Bocce!  Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage purchases.

Questions?  Contact Michelle Patton, MAI - 209/484-3217.

Course: Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling
Mar
28 - 29
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor: 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.

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.

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

New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Apr
9
Location: Calicraft Brewing Company (in Shadelands), Walnut Creek

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!

Plan to meet up with us in Walnut Creek at Calicraft Brewing Company, 2700 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (in Shadelands) for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:30pm!  Can't get there by 5:30pm? 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

ASFMRA Spring Outlook Conference
Apr
23 - 25
Location: Sacramento

The California Chapter of ASFMRA is preparing to present their 2019 Spring Outlook Conference featuring two NEW programs:

  • Introduction to Cannabis Operations Valuation Seminar (New!)
  • Valuing Rural America Seminar (New!)

Questions?  Contact (209) 368-3672 or info@calasfmra.com.

NEW! Seminar: How Tenants Create or Destroy Value
Apr
26
Location: Campbell Community Center, Campbell

Developer & Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

Don't miss this new seminar when it is offered in the Silicon Valley!   Developed for appraisers with all levels of experience, this 7-hour seminar will explore the issues and challenges associated with valuing a tenant’s interest in a property.

"Gary has an obvious mastery of the topic, good flow and lots of good scenarios
        to help you understand."
            "Valuable insights for property tax appraisers."
                          "He is well versed in theoretical and real world examples."


Topics include:

  • How the terms of a tenant’s lease impact value—either positively or negatively
  • Situations that require a valuation of a leasehold
  • Methodologies in valuing a leasehold, including examples and exercises
  • The impact of a leasehold in the valuation of property using all applicable approaches
  • Challenges facing appraisers performing leasehold valuation assignments

BEST VALUE RATE: Save up to $95 - Register by March 22!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $200
Standard / Non-AI - $235

Register by April 5
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $245
Standard / Non-AI - $275

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

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Apr
30
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!

Course: Review Case Studies - General
Apr
 

Enroll in Review Case Studies—General and come prepared for the challenge of applying the review process and other concepts covered in Review Theory—General. You will enhance your review skills by preparing two required review reports based on two case studies that present some of the issues reviewers face in review assignments. For each case study, you will develop opinions on the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, reasonableness, appropriateness, and credibility of another appraiser’s work and then communicate your opinions in a review report you design and draft yourself. By preparing written review reports based on the case studies, you will gain confidence in the application of review techniques. This course will be beneficial for appraisers and other real estate professionals who regularly work with appraisals and reviews.

The Northern California Residential Appraisal Conference
May
3
Location: Northern Solano County Association of Realtors, Fairfield

Plan now to join us for this full-day residential conference jointly sponsored by the Northern Callifornia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA).  Our 2018 debut offering was a SELL-OUT! Don't get left behind in 2019 when our panelists will gear their timely presentations around residential market analysis.

Panelists include

Steven Geller, MAI, Esq. - Geller and Associates
Jeff Bradford - CEO, Bradford Technologies
Jared Mickel, SRA - Ditech
Joe Lynch, MNAA - Joseph Lynch Appraisal Services

 

2019 Spring Litigation Conference
May
9
Location: Filoli Gardens, Woodside

LISTEN.  PARTICIPATE.  LEARN.

One of our most sought after award-winning conferences returns to the historic and beautiful grounds of Filoli again in 2019.  Our 2019 Spring Litigation Conference presents advanced topics to appraisers interested in litigation work. This is a chance to sharpen your knowledge and broaden your practice by listening to some of the top experts in the region.

Topics

  • Opportunities for Real Estate Experts in Litigation
  • You're an "Expert"?  Says Who?
  • Property Dedications: Rough Proportionality in the Age of Trump
  • In the Matter of Tindell v. Murphy
Closing Session
  • Legal Bites:  Recent Legislation & Court Decisions Affecting Appraisers, Attorneys & Expert Witnesses in California

Panelists include

  • Rich Matthews, Esq., Juryology
  • Robin Thornton, Esq., Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally, LLP
  • Kevin Lally, Esq., Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally, LLP
  • Richard Marchitelli, MAI, CRE, FRICS, Executive Managing Director, U.S. Practice Leader Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support Practice, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Peter C. Catalanotti, Esq., Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

HURRY - Before Seats and Savings are Gone
Register by April 19 and Save up to $85!

AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $315
Standard / Non-AI - $365

Register after April 19
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $350
Standard / Non-AI - $400

Become a SLC Sponsor - Learn More
Sponsorship benefits now include COMPLIMENTARY attendance complete with CEC!

 

Board of Directors Meeting
May
16
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
May
16
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Course: General Appraiser Income Approach Part 2
May
20 - 23
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor:  Gary DeWeese, MAI

"DeWeese is genuinely interested in student success and provides valuable real world experience.  Taking courses "in person" is so much more valuable than taking them online - cannot discount actual instructor interaction."

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.

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by March 22 and Save up to $170!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $625
Standard / Non-AI - $725

Register by April 19
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $675
Standard / Non-AI - $775

Register after April 19
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-AI - $795

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
May
28
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!

Course: Supervisory Appraiser / Trainee Appraiser
Jun
21
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

All individuals, and their supervisors, who are working towards or obtain a Trainee License on or after January 1, 2015 must take an approved Supervisory/Trainee Course, per the AQB 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification (AQB) Criteria. This four-hour course will address the national minimum requirements, responsibilities, and expectations required by the BREA (in accordance with the AQB Criteria) to adhere to when issuing a Trainee License and for Trainee Appraisers and Supervisory Appraisers to understand to avoid pitfalls.  Also addressed, will be the revisions to and reduction of the AQB Criteria, effective May 1, 2018.

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Jun
21
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)
Includes the 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 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.


Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Jun
25
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!

Course: Litigation Appraising
Jun
 

This REVISED two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue. Examples of topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation cases, income and estate tax disputes, and divorces. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

Course: Review Case Studies - Residential
Jun
 

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!

Golden Gate Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social
Jun
 
Location: Mechanics Institute (Workshop) and DaDa Bar (Social), San Francisco
Golden Gate Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social
Jun
 
Location: Mechanics Institute (Workshop) and DaDa Bar (Social), San Francisco

The Golden Gate Branch Chapter is gearing up for a summer workshop that will include CE hours at Mechanics Institute followed by a networking social downstairs to DaDa.  Watch for more details as exact date and topic to be announced.  If you have a particular topic of interest that you'd like to see presented in San Francisco, contact Golden Gate Branch Chapter Chair Tim Landregan, MAI.

Course: Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets
Jul
18 - 19
Location: Brandman University, Fairfield

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.

Board of Directors Meeting (via conference call)
Jul
25
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Jul
30
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!

The Residential Symposium 2018 - All Day. All Residential.
Aug
2
Location: Holiday Inn, 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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Aug
27
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!

Course: General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies
Aug
 

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.

Board of Directors Meeting
Sep
19
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Sep
19
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Sep
24
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!

Course: Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling for Valuation Analytics
Sep
25 - 26
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor: John Urubek, MAI

This two-day course will teach appraisers to prepare advanced analyses in a simpler manner and with fewer errors. It will appeal to participants with experience in market analysis and highest and best use and also those with experience in applying inferred market analysis. The focus is on problem solving and efficiency while uncovering some of the tools of the spreadsheet program that will strengthen an analysis and increase productivity. Participants will find the applications especially helpful in the areas of market analysis, feasibility analysis, and highest and best use. Gain techniques to solve real-world problems and develop best practices in modeling that can be applied in other situations.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize best practices and what to consider in financial model development
• Demonstrate how and when to use defined names in cells and ranges
• Identify key inputs in maximum building-size calculations
• Describe how to use key features of a spreadsheet program to easily make complex calculations
• Identify key inputs in land residual analysis

Important note: This course includes the same content as the seminar of the same name. It is now in the Analytics for Valuation Professional Development Program and therefore, an exam was added. For more information, click here.

Seminar: Practical Highest & Best Use
Sep
27
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

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.

Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
Sep
 

Instructor: Gary DeWeese, MAI

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: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications
Sep
 

This 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: National USPAP 15-Hour
Oct
7 - 8
Location: Brandman University, Fairfield

Instructor: Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

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.

2019 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Oct
25
Location: South San Francisco Conference Center, So. San Francisco

2019 marks the 69th consecutive year that the Northern California Chapter has presented its award-winning Annual Fall Conference in the Bay Area.

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.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Oct
29
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov
14
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Nov
14
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Course: Residential Site Valuation & Cost Approach
Nov
 

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.

Commercial Symposium 2019: Appraising Unique and Special Purpose Properties
Dec
6
Course: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies
Dec
 

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

" . . . the best course that a designated or advanced commercial appraiser can take to learn current state of the art appraisal practice from complex case studies."

This course implements a blended learning approach, which includes a pre-class, two-hour online session combined with 35 hours of traditional classroom education and wraps up with a three-hour exam on the sixth morning. Advanced Concepts and Case Studies synthesizes basic and advanced valuation techniques taught in previous courses, and addresses consistent treatment of the three valuation approaches for various valuation problems. Case studies teach participants how to address common but complex appraisal issues, including a leased fee not at market rent, a proposed property, a property in a market not at equilibrium, and a subdivision. The course emphasizes the need to test the reasonableness of conclusion in an appraisal. Like all advanced education courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, the course naturally reviews many concepts taught in previous courses.

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

Course: Business Practices and Ethics
Dec
 
Course: National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Dec
 

We anticipate holding two offerings of this course in December 2019; locations to be determined.  These offerings will be based on the 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.

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

Mandatory Requirement for Initial State Licensing / Certification (QE) and Renewal (CE)
Includes the 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 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.