Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo
Are you an early riser? Join us the first Monday of every month at 7AM at the Crystal Springs Starbucks. It's informal, it's casual, it's strictly a buy-your-own coffee, chat and meet other local appraisers kind of deal, targeted at those of us that are up and working early. All are welcome to attend.
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, 111 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo, conveniently located at the intersection of SH-92 and I-280.
Questions? Contact Clint Freeman, MAI.
Sacramento-Sierra Chapter's 2019 Lake Tahoe Conference
10 - 11
Location: Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Still time to head to the Sierra's and attend the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter's Annual Lake Tahoe Conference.
Course: Business Practices and Ethics
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette
Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
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.
NOTE: The AQB and BREA have approved this course for 6 hours of CEC.