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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.
April 2019
New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
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
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! Rural Valuation Basics
Location: Hodel's Country Dining, Bakersfield

This particular offering is being sponsored by the Central California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

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.  For more information of questions about the Bakersfield offering contact Jewell Ogle at (661)588-5752.

Note:  The Northern California Chapter will also be holding this new semianr in the North Bay.  For more information on the North Bay offering, contact the Northern California Chapter Office at 925/932-7753.


NEW! Seminar: How Tenants Create or Destroy Value
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

Save up to $50 - 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"
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 Northern California Residential Appraisal Conference
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.

Topics include
- Emerging Residential Design and Feature Trends
- Big Data and the Residential Appraiser
- Residential Appraisal for Neighborhood and Comparable Market Analysis
- Liability Issues

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
Aaron Stubblefield - Regional Director/Senior Consultant (Northern CA), Metrostudy, Inc. | A Hanley Wood Company
Jared Preisler SRA - Chief Appraiser/ Director, Product Development, DataMaster