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Simple Tools for Credible Results

    Date: August 23, 2019   Location: Baton Rouge, LA
  Local Area Topics  
Category  Electives [E]  
Attendance Hours  7.0  
Current Price  $ 190.00 AI Price  
$ 215.00 Full Price  
James B. Atwood, SRA  
Name  Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors  
Address  14101 Perkins Road  
City  Baton Rouge  
State  LA  
Zip  70810  
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Louisiana
Contact Name  Nancy Linton-Hall  
Address  122 W. Murphy St.  
   Suite 3  
City  Madison  
State  NC  
Zip  27025  
Phone  (336) 297-9511  
Fax  (336) 297-9055  
This course is designed to provide useful tools to help students support important conclusions in their appraisal reports. The students will accomplish the following objectives:

Learning Objectives
1. To identify several of the most frequent USPAP violations that appraisers commit.
2. To identify and define appropriate terms related to credible assignment results
3. To review and remind participants of the requirements related to the scope of work rule, and the development and reporting of appraisal results.
4. To introduce and provide hands-on training for several Excel tools that can be utilized in supporting market conditions. Tools include graphs and pivot tables.
5. To discuss the sales comparison approach to value within the context of comparable sales selection and the definition of market value.
6. To discuss and provide hands-on training for several tools that can be utilized for supporting adjustments within the sales comparison approach.
7. To provide fresh insights into the use of paired-data analysis.
8. To remind participants of the usefulness of analyzing units of comparison.
9. To apply extraction techniques for supporting land value, depreciation in the cost approach, a possible age adjustment, and support for economic life.
10. To promote the use of qualitative analysis and proper reconciliation.
11. To recommend and show support for using the subject’s own sales and listing history as additional comparable information in the sales comparison approach.
12. To demonstrate the versatility of pivot tables to support results in advanced appraisal assignments.
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $30.00 cancellation fee.
  • 5 - 13 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 5 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing or email message. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.

ADA POLICY: If you have a disability and require accommodations and seating, please notify the office of the Louisiana Chapter at least two weeks in advance and staff will make arrangements for reasonable accommodations and seating.

We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time.

Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Program materials will be picked up at the site.
  Additional Information  
Pick-up on site during registration.

August 23, 2019
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors 14101 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810; T. 225-761-2000

Appraisal Institute: 35 Points
LA Appraisal Board : 7 hours of CE

It is highly recommended that you bring a laptop or e-device as there will be hands-on Microsoft Excel training, using version Excel 2016.

To receive credit, 100% attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. Students, who are late or leave early, will not receive CE credit.

Materials, breaks, and lunch.

James Atwood, SRA of Nashville, TN

Appraisal Institute's Third-Party Educational Program. This Educational Program (Program) was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content. The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The Appraisal Institute does not publish examination review materials. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations. This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

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