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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

    Date: November 10 - 13, 2014   Location: Chicago, IL
 
  Course  
Category  General [Gen]  
Attendance Hours  28.0  
Exam Hours  2.0  
Current Price  $ 490.00 AI Price  
$ 540.00 Full Price  
Note
Please register early  
After Oct 27, 2014
$ 50.00  
 Late Fee
 
  Instructor  
Alan Blankenship, PhD  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Chicago Chapter  
Rep  LA  
Address  205 W Wacker Dr #202  
City  Chicago  
State  IL  
Zip  60606  
Phone  (312) 616-9400  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Chicago
Website  www.ccai.org  
Contact Name  L.A. Anderson  
Email  LA@ccai.org  
Phone  (312) 616-9406  
Fax  (312) 616-9404  
 
  Description  
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.

Downloads
Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Course Schedule (PDF)
 
  Audience  
Those seeking general Appraiser Certification and appraisers who want to improve their writing skills
 
  Equipment  
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
 
  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.
 
  For Further Reading  
  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.  
  The Appraisal Writing Handbook  
 
  Disclaimer  
Cancellation Policy
  • $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • $50.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 2 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
   
Class Schedule:
Registration: 8:00am - 8:30am
Class begins at 8:30am each morning/ends at 4:30pm
The Chicago Chapter enforces the attendance requirements as mandated by the State of Illinois and the AQB. There is a 100% attendance policy, if you are late, you will not receive credit. If you are late the first day of the course, you may stay in class but you will not receive credit. Registration begins at 8:00 am for every course. Each course begins promptly at 8:30 am each day.
Cancellation & Transfer Policy: Please read carefully.
The Chicago Chapter charges a $50 cancellation AND $50 transfer fee.
If you cancel less than I WEEK PRIOR the start of the course or seminar you will receive NO REFUND. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to receive a refund. The Chicago Chapter reserves the right to cancel, limit or reschedule the programs and to change faculty assignments at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registrations before making any non-refundable airline reservations.
You will be picking your materials up at the beginning of the class from the Chapter. If you would like to review the materials prior to class, you may go to the Knowledge Center (KC) at http://knowledgecenter.appraisalinstitute.org/
CHICAGO IS A VERY BUSY CITY…..MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!!!!
HOTEL INFO: We have a corporate rate at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, right across the street from the chapter office.
Call Molly at 312.529.1117 and tell her you’re a student with the Chicago Chapter and she will make your reservation for you.

Please contact Mary Jane - maryjane@ccai.org 312.616.9400 or LA - LA@ccai.org
if you have any questions or need assistance.



Program materials can be downloaded by the student or can be picked up at the site.
 

 
















 
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