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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies provides instruction in effectively communicating a sound analysis of selected parts of a valuation. The course addresses USPAP requirements and the three types of writing most often used in appraisal reports: descriptive, numerical, and analytical. Lectures on writing principles, discussions of various sections of the appraisal report, and in-class writing exercises and presentations provide guidance and practice in effective communication of a valuation analysis. Specific assignments include writing a thesis statement, summarizing data, creating effective tables, writing a conclusion, communicating highest and best use, communicating an analysis, writing a letter of transmittal, and writing a reconciliation and opinion of value. During this four-day course, participants will use data provided in case studies as the basis for writing assignments that will help them recognize and produce effective reports. A two-hour multiple-choice examination that focuses on components of good writing concludes the course.

Note. This course can also be used for MAI education requirements. Click here for details.

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

Recommended Text
• The Appraisal Writing Handbook
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.

Ordering Information
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Tuition
Please contact the sponsoring chapter for information on fees applicable to chapter programs.

Required
Laptops REQUIRED
• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• HP12C calculator user's manual
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP12C. 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 HP12C Financial Calculator

Hours
30 (including 2-hour exam)

To receive credit, participants must attend 100% of the program.

AI CE Credit for Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points (general) or 175 points (residential)
• Attend and Pass= 200 points (general) or 225 points (residential)
• Pass Exam Only = 150 points (general) or 200 (residential)

Prerequisites
Required:
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour
General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2

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
Those seeking general Appraiser Certification and appraisers who want to improve their writing skills

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Class Schedule & Locations

09/17/2014 - 09/20/2014
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Metropolitan
Contact: Tiffany L. Lewis, (610) 326-0100
Instructor: Blankenship PhD, Alan
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10/14/2014 - 10/17/2014, Enrollment Limit is 35 Students
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Sponsor: Atlanta Area
Contact: Suzanne S. Brockway, (770) 803-0024
Instructor: Blankenship PhD, Alan
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10/15/2014 - 10/18/2014
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sponsor: North Texas
Contact: Ruth A. Kelton, (972) 233-2244
Instructor: Lacey, Cay, MAI, AI-GR
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10/21/2014 - 10/24/2014
Location: Tampa, FL
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Sponsor: Florida Gulf Coast
Contact: Nancy J. Bachor, (813) 962-4003
Instructor: Thornberry, Dana R., MAI, SRA
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10/27/2014 - 10/30/2014
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
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Sponsor: Southern California
Contact: Lianna Chaparyan, (818) 957-5111x20
Instructor: DuBay, Richard C., SRPA, SRA
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11/10/2014 - 11/13/2014
Location: Chicago, IL
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Sponsor: Chicago
Contact: L.A. Anderson, (312) 616-9406
Instructor: Blankenship PhD, Alan
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11/10/2014 - 11/13/2014
Location: New York, NY
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Sponsor: Metropolitan New York
Contact: Connie Puccio, (866) 966-3710
Instructor: Swango, Dan L., MAI, SRA
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11/17/2014 - 11/20/2014
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
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Sponsor: Metro New Jersey
Contact: Debra J. Miller, (732) 560-0072
Instructor: DuBay, Richard C., SRPA, SRA
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12/01/2014 - 12/04/2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Sponsor: Hoosier State
Contact: Shannon O'Keefe, (317) 815-1340
Instructor: Blankenship PhD, Alan
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01/26/2015 - 01/29/2015, Class is Monday-Thursday
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Sponsor: South Florida
Contact: Debra McClave, (954) 229-0499
Instructor: Thornberry, Dana R., MAI, SRA
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05/04/2015 - 05/07/2015
Location: Burbank, CA
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Sponsor: Southern California
Contact: Lianna Ayala, (818) 957-5111x20
Instructor: Swango, Dan L., MAI, SRA
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06/24/2015 - 06/27/2015
Location: San Diego, CA
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Sponsor: San Diego
Contact: Patti L. Kreutzer, (858) 292-7324
Instructor: Magdziarz, Joseph C., MAI, SRA
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10/19/2015 - 10/22/2015
Location: Tampa, FL
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Sponsor: Florida Gulf Coast
Contact: Nancy J. Bachor, (813) 962-4003
Instructor: Blankenship PhD, Alan
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11/02/2015 - 11/05/2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Sponsor: Hoosier State
Contact: Shannon O'Keefe, (317) 815-1340
Instructor: Swango, Dan L., MAI, SRA
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