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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony

    Date: November 1 - 2, 2018   Location: Rockville, MD
 
  Course  
Category  Other [Oth]  
Level  III  
Attendance Hours  15.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 325.00 AI Price  
$ 375.00 Full Price  
Note
Please register early  
After Oct 25, 2018
$ 25.00 AI Late Fee Price
$ 50.00 Full Price  
 
  Instructor  
Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®  
Rep  Carol Blattau  
Address  15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100  
City  Rockville  
State  MD  
Zip  20850  
Phone  (301) 590-2000  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Website  www.appraisalinstitutedc.org  
Contact Name  Peter Houstle  
Email  phoustle@marinermanagement.com  
Phone  (301) 924-1020  
Fax  (301) 238-4579  
 
  Description  
This two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. It explores the scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon. The course addresses how litigation assignments differ from lender assignments and how to market appraisal services to litigation clients. Participants work in small groups to practice effective deposition and direct testimony techniques and a mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Describe the general process of a lawsuit involving real property valuation
• Understand the mechanics and strategies of a deposition and direct testimony
• Understand the requirements to successfully communicate and defend an opinion of value in a courtroom setting

Note: This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. For more information, click here.

Downloads
Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Schedule (PDF)
 
  Audience  
• Experienced residential and general appraisers interested in exploring litigation valuation as a specialty

• Real estate professionals

• Users of appraisal services

• Attorneys
 
  Equipment  
• 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.
• 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; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree 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.
 
  Prerequisites  
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures

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.

 
  For Further Reading  
  The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony  
  Real Estate Valuation in Litigation, 2nd ed.  
  Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide  
 
  Disclaimer  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 5 - 13 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 5 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, no transfer fee.
  • 5 - 13 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 5 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
  Program Material Policy

Beginning 4 weeks before the offering start date, program material will be shipped directly to the student. If this material has been shipped and you request a registration cancellation, you will automatically be charged a $25.00 fee and you may keep the material. Once the fee is charged, your refund will be processed. Material returns are no longer accepted. Contact the offering sponsor for more information.
  • Cancel Offering, $25.00 material fee.


Program materials can be downloaded by the student or can be shipped directly to the student. If you choose to have the material shipped and do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the sponsor to inform them.
 
  Additional Information  
Class will be held at the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors office in Rockville, MD.

Schedule:
Registration begins at 8:00am. Seminar is from 8:30am-5pm with a one hour lunch (on your own).

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
15201 Diamondback Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
301.590.2000

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