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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.
February 2019
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Jan
29
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!

ASFMRA and CFBF present: The Nuts and Bolts of California's Water Supply System, Water Quality Regulations and Laws Impacting Agricultural Land Owners
Jan
30
Location: California Farm Bureau Federation, Sacramento

The California Chapter, ASFMRA together with the California Farm Bureau Federation will present a new seminar addressing critical topics related to California agriculture and rural land use. 

  • Water, Water Everywhere: State and Federal Water Quality Laws and How They Impact Landowners; Endangered Species Act Updates
  • California Water Primer: The Fundamentals

Presenters include: Kari Fisher and Justin Fredrickson, CFBF

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

Seminar: Stats, Graphs and Data Science - Part I
Jan
30 - 31
Location: Radisson Hotel Oakland Airport, Oakland

Seminar Developer & Instructor: George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CRE

This hands-on workshop introduces and exploits “big data” tools, computation, and predictive methods for valuation.  It emphasizes applied solution-based learning, using real data, for objective evidence-based results.  Data science results are simpler, more useful, and intuitively sensible.

The intent of this seminar is that students leave with these immediately useful skills:

  1. Apply visual methods to structure assignments and define competitive market segments.
  2. Classify and technically quantify comparable data selection.
  3. Adjust and interpolate, using contrasting and simple regression calculations.
  4. Explain practical differences in calculated, estimated, and biased estimators.
  5. Hear and learn of the complexities, pitfalls, hype, and flim-flam around multiple regression.
  6. See the potential of real data analysis software, such as open-source R and RStudio.

Open-source analytics software is provided, as well as example data sets and templates for use in form and narrative reporting.  The use of these tools is particularly useful for sparse-data appraisal problems through the support of location (spatial), and price indexing (time) adjustments.  Local commercial and/or residential data sets are used in presented examples

This course is prerequisite to intermediate and advanced courses offered by Valuemetrics.info education, leading to auditable valuation practices.

Register by January 22 and Save!

Note: This offering is created and administered by George Dell.  Additional registration information or questions should be directed to valuemetrics.info or 619/297-6816.

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 for 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.


Course: Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
Feb
4 - 8
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

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.

EARLY REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Appraisal Institute Designated Members and Candidates - $800
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $1,100

Young Appraisal Professionals - "Simply Social"
Feb
5
Location: Jack's Restaurant and Bar, Pleasant Hill

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 Pleasant Hill at Jack's Restaurant and Bar, 60 Crescent Drive, for no-host beverages and appetizers starting at 5:00pm!  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 and CFBF present: The Nuts and Bolts of California's Water Supply System, Water Quality Regulations and Laws Impacting Agricultural Land Owners
Feb
6
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Fresno

The California Chapter, ASFMRA together with the California Farm Bureau Federation will present a new seminar addressing critical topics related to California agriculture and rural land use. 

  • Water, Water Everywhere: State and Federal Water Quality Laws and How They Impact Landowners; Endangered Species Act Updates
  • California Water Primer: The Fundamentals

Presenters include: Kari Fisher and Justin Fredrickson, CFBF

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

Course: General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach
Feb
11 - 14
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette


Intructor: Gary DeWeese, MAI

NEWLY Revised and Refreshed Course Material. General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: Land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

Register by January 25 and Save up to $120!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $675
Standard / Non-AI - $775

Register after January 25
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-AI - $795

NEW! Seminar: How Tenants Create or Destroy Value
Feb
22
Location: Oakland

Developer & Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

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. It will demonstrate how lease terms and market events impact value; describe the situations that require a valuation; explain methodologies to be employed in valuing leasehold interests; and identify the challenges facing appraisers performing this kind of assignment. 

This premiere offering is being sponsored by the Appraisal Institute National Headquarters.  For registration information or questions contact nationalprograms@appraisalinstitute.org or call (312) 335-4207. 
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Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Feb
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!