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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.
April 2020
CANCELLED: Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Apr
2
Location: This Fresno event has been cancelled - We will regroup on May 7

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, the Central California Branch Chapter has made the decision to cancel this networking event. 

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!

Webinar: Appraisal Foundation/ASB/AQB Update - Crisis-Related Guidance
Apr
3
Location: 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

The Appraisal Foundation will host a general update webinar on April 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. Hear the latest information from the Foundation, the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraiser Qualifications Board. Topics will include crisis-related guidance such as:

  • The ASB's guidance on interior inspections and modifying the "standard" appraisal report. Click here for the guidance.

 

  • The AQB's recommendations concerning distance learning and extension of continuing education cycle. Click here to read the AQB's letter.    

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the Northern California Chapter have been involved in the development or sponsorship of this webinar.

 
 
CANCELLED: Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Apr
6
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the California Chapter, a decision has been made to cancel this event.  If it is safe to do so, we look forward to seeing you on May 4.

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.

POSTPONED: New Appraisal Professionals "Simply Social"
Apr
8
Location: This event is being postponed - We are investigating new dates.

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, the California Chapter, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  Thank you for your patience as we work on selecting a new date.

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

POSTPONED: Sierra Branch Chapter "Simply Social"
Apr
16
Location: Dustbowl Brewing Company, Turlock

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the California Chapter, a decision has been made to postpone this event.  When it is safe to do so, we look foward to rescheduling this networking event.

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: Dustbowl Brewing Co., 3000 Fulkerth Road, Turlock

Time:  5:30pm 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!

Questions? Contact Michelle Patton, MAI

Facebook LIVE - AI Answers COVID-19
Apr
22
Location: Virtual Online Interactive Presentation, 10:00am Pacific Time

 A Late Breaking Timely Interactive Resource Especially for Residential Appraisers

Join the Appraisal Institute this Wednesday for a one-hour, interactive, Facebook Live Q & A session that tackles the latest issues surrounding COVID-19 and the valuation profession. AI's Director of Government Relations and External Affairs, Bill Garber, will be joined by Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser at Freddie Mac, to cover initial feedback on exterior-only and desktop appraisal flexibilities. We will also provide the latest information from states on essential work orders.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10AM Pacific Time
Duration: 1 hour

Facebook Account is not needed; simply click VIDEO on the left sidebar once you've hit the "register" link above

This special presentation is being sponsored by the Appraisal Institute Headquarters
200 W. Madison, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606
Questions? Contact (888) 756-4624

A recorded version will be posted to the AI's National Website - check for updates

POSTPONED Course: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications
Apr
23 - 24
Location: New Date to Be Announced - Thank you for your patience, Fairfield

IMPORTANT:  This event has been postponed.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through all the logistics of rescheduling this offering.

Instructor: Nick Tillema, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, Attorney

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.

Save up to $170 - Register by 4/3
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $455
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $555

Register after 4/3
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $525
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $625

Monterey Bay Branch Chapter "Virtual" Brown Bag Bash
Apr
28
Location: 12:00pm, Call-In From Wherever It is Convenient

 

You've told us that connecting with other professionals is an important way of gathering relevant market information. 

And, the Monterey Bay Branch Chapter is responding in the best way it can - virtually!

Please join us for an informal lunchtime "call-in" discussion on the "Monterey Bay Markets Since Shelter in Place" order took effect last month.  Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives on inspections, market conditions and overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Location: Wherever it is convenient for you!

Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm

Details:  Participation is complimentary.  CEC is not availble.   RSVP Required by 4/27:  Only those pre-registered will be sent details to connect to the call.

RSVP or Questions? Contact Chris Daniel, SRA

Facebook LIVE - AI Answers COVID-19
Apr
29
Location: Virtual Online Interactive Presentation, 10am Pacific Time

Interactive Resource Especially for Appraisers

Join the Appraisal Institute for a one-hour, interactive, Facebook Live Q & A session that tackles the latest issues surrounding COVID-19 and the valuation profession.   The focus of this session will be Inspection Tools.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
10am Pacific Time
Duration: 1 hour

Facebook Account is not needed; simply click VIDEO on the left sidebar once you've hit the "register" link above on the morning of the session.

This special presentation is being sponsored by the Appraisal Institute Headquarters
200 W. Madison, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606
Questions? Contact (888) 756-4624

POSTPONED: 2020 Northern California Residential Appraisal Conference
May
1
Location: Northern Solano County Association of Realtors, Fairfield

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 full-day residential conference jointly sponsored  by the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA). 

The NEW date will likely be Friday, June 19.  Watch for more details.


Session topics likely to include

  • Effective Dates, Assumptions & Disclosures
  • Three Key Areas of Legal Knowledge that Appraisers Should Have
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Small Income Residential Properties - AB 1482 and More!
  • High Value Luxury Residential
  • Retrospective Appraisals
  • Technology & the Residential Appraiser

Panelists likely to include
Peter Christensen, Attorney, Christensen Law Firm
Neil A. Lefmann, MAI, SRA, Sr. Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors I Northern California
Alex Gilbert, AR and Certified USPAP Instructor
Mark Lindsay, Marin Home and Land 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.