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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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ClassroomOn-Demand Online EducationLive Online (Synchronous)

This course engages appraisers in practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice. Course objectives are achieved through the discussion and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study. Participants will practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports. The techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations that complicate routine assignments.

Program Overview
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• Schedule (PDF)

Recommended Text
• The Appraisal Writing Handbook
• Using Residential Appraisal Report Forms: URAR, Form 2055, and the Market Conditions Form, 2nd ed.
• Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed.
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.

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• HP-12C calculator. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 70 points
• Attend and Pass = 140 points
• Pass Exam Only = 125 points

Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour
• Or equivalent courses

Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.

Who Should Enroll
• Beginning appraisers
• Real estate professionals
• Users of appraisal services
• Accountants

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Class Schedule & Locations

06/23/2015 - 06/24/2015
Location: San Diego, CA
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Sponsor: San Diego
Contact: Patti L. Kreutzer, (858) 292-7324
Instructor: Swango, Dan L., MAI, SRA

07/22/2015 - 07/23/2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Sponsor: Pittsburgh Metropolitan
Contact: Kari Ballenger, (412) 563-1900
Instructor: Smeltzer, Mark V., SRA

08/05/2015 - 08/06/2015
Location: Louisville, KY
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Sponsor: Bluegrass
Contact: Susan Katz, (502) 727-9181
Instructor: Smeltzer, Mark V., SRA

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