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General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

CALL   Date: September 16 - 19, 2019   Location: Lafayette, CA
 
  Course  
Category  General [Gen]  
Attendance Hours  28.0  
Exam Hours  2.0  
Current Price  
 
  Instructor  
Dan L. Swango, PhD, MAI, SRA  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Lafayette Library and Learning Center  
Address  Arts & Science Room  
   3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard  
City  Lafayette  
State  CA  
Zip  94549  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Northern California
Website  www.norcal-ai.org  
Contact Name  Lisa M. Estes  
Email  lisa@norcal-ai.org  
Phone  (925) 932-7753  
Fax  (925) 932-7754  
 
  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.

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Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Schedule (PDF)
 
  Audience  
• Those seeking General Appraiser certification

• Appraisers who want to improve their writing skills
 
  Equipment  
• Laptop
• 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.
• HP-12C 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 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
 
  Prerequisites  
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
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $35.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 13 days prior to program start date, $60.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
      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.
 

 
















 
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