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Upcoming Colorado Appraisal CE Courses by Date

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Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
May 18 – May 18 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Weekend
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what the experts are predicting and how you can prepare to respond effectively.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s real estate market and learn why it has never been more important to you and your clients to comprehend the key market factors. You’ll learn how those factors impact today’s buyers and sellers, arming you with the knowledge to access not only today’s economic landscape but also the national and local real estate markets.

Our expert instructor will identify the demographics most significantly impacting real estate values, appeal, and sales. You’ll learn about the homebuyers changing appetite for alternative types of housing throughout a lifetime. Also, how to identify options, challenges, and potential solutions to address home sellers and buyer’s needs in these emerging situations. Plus, you’ll learn what technology advances your clients expect and how they want to do business with you.

You’ll also explore the local trends pertinent to your real estate backyard and learn how the experts are strategizing to anticipate client needs. This course will help you become a more knowledgeable and adaptive industry leader.

Topics Include:

  • Market factors impacting your client’s decisions
  • Options, challenges, and solutions for evolving client needs
  • Technology advances impacting how you do business
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Market leaders advice for success
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, May 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dawn Lefevre
May 21 – May 21 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
May 21 – May 21 Judge and Jury: What Would you Do? Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisers have recently taken a lot of heat for the downfall of the real estate market. Much of the blame is unfounded, but some complaints are valid and could have been avoided if only the appraiser had followed some very simple steps.

This course will outline the most common complaints filed against appraisers and detail the very simple steps appraisers should follow to avoid finding themselves in hot water with state or other regulatory bodies. Students will learn how to avoid errors in the appraisal process and what supportive material must be retained in workfiles to be compliant for state or other investigations.

Review topics from investigations are included to highlight common issues in the investigation process. These review topics are analyzed to determine what the appraiser could have done to avoid discrepencies and what the proper procedures are. This is followed by a class discussion on what appraiser peers would do in similar situations. A brief review of the new national complaint hotline will also be discussed.

Note: The author of this course is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and a Certified Residential Appraiser in Colorado. She is also an approved work product reviewer for the State of Colorado. As a work product reviewer, confidentiality is required under USPAP as a peer reviewer and state confidentiality. Examples and case studies provided in the text have been modified to ensure confidentiality but maintained to provide students with a look into the process. Several appraisers who were under investigation were surveyed about the process. They agreed to respond, knowing their responses would remain anonymous. These appraisers are willing to share their experiences to help other appraisers avoid similar fates.

Topics include:

  • Complaints about appraisers and who files them
  • How the investigation process works
  • Complaint statistics
  • The most serious USPAP violations
  • Common areas found to be noncompliant
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 21, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
May 22 – May 23 Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

This two-day course will show you how to perform an extensive market analysis to support all steps in the valuation process with special emphasis on highest & best use conclusions.

Market analysis and highest and best use analysis are at the heart of every residential real estate valuation. In this detailed course you will get a summary of the appraisal concepts and principles that relate these two critical analyses. Through interesting discussion and case study examples you’ll learn what information needs to be gathered, how to organize it, and how to perform the analyses.

The How-To’s of Market Analysis

After reviewing valuation principles you’ll review the steps to perform the market analysis. You’ll learn how to analyze property productivity. Location, its description and analysis, will be covered in detail. You’ll also learn how to analyze the many forces that influence value, including social ideals and standards, economic fluctuations, and government regulations.

Highest and Best Use Analysis

Highest and best use is among the most important of all considerations when trying to estimate the value of real property. By estimating the value of the land when put to alternative uses, the appraiser can decide whether the land is presently serving its highest and best use, or whether it could be put to a different use that would substantially increase its value.

Topics:

  • Steps to perform market analysis
  • How to analyze property productivity
  • Highest and best use principles
  • Four criteria for testing highest and best use
  • Steps to take for testing highest and best use
  • Property as improved
  • Site as though vacant
  • Highest and best use and USPAP
  • Applications of highest and best use analysis
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Jun 18 – Jun 18 Trainee and Supervising Appraiser Course (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative to ensuring that the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

It is the crucial responsibility of supervising appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers who enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Criteria requires that both supervising and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. This course also addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Colorado. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit.

The course is authored by the Colorado Division of Real Estate to meet the state recommendations for the supervisory and trainee appraiser course in Colorado.

Topics include: 

  • The AQB and its role in the appraisal profession
  • Trainee appraiser expectations
  • Supervisory appraiser requirements and expectations
  • Colorado-specific definitions, rules, and expectations for trainees and supervisors
  • FAQs and common errors in the supervisor and trainee relationship
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Jun 19 – Jun 20 Statistics, Modeling & Finance Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This course provides both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today's Certified Residential appraiser. The first half of the course outlines terminology and basics principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. The last half presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • The What-When-Why of statistics
  • Measurement of central tendency
  • Gathering data and checking dispersion
  • Using sample data to draw conclusions
  • Theory of regression modeling
  • Introduction to real estate finance
  • Government influence on real estate finance
  • Types of loans
  • Compound Interest: The Six Functions of a Dollar
  • Financing terms analysis
  • Several case studies reinforce learning.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, June 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, June 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Jun 25 – Jun 25 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Jun 25 – Jun 25 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Jul 11 – Jul 12 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies is designed to elevate your knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and help you develop the expertise to recognize and address those situations at the Certified Residential level. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, lack ideal data, have unique improvements, or other challenging circumstances. In these cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work in the same ways as in a standard appraisal assignment.
In this course, you will learn how to choose comparable sales in a challenging assignment, what assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches, as well has how to collect and analyze data for a unique property. You will learn how to determine the comparability of markets, how to use sales from comparable markets for a location adjustment, and proper methods for applying adjustments. Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies will also review how to develop and communicate sound conclusions with supportive documentation.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Recognizing challenging assignments
  • Extracting an adjustment for a non-conforming amenity
  • How the three approaches to value are used in challenging appraisal assignments
  • Selection of comparable sales based on comparative or competitive appeal
  • What assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches
  • How to perform a rental analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, July 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, July 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Fri, July 12, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Fri, July 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Sep 10 – Sep 11 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies is designed to elevate your knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and help you develop the expertise to recognize and address those situations at the Certified Residential level. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, lack ideal data, have unique improvements, or other challenging circumstances. In these cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work in the same ways as in a standard appraisal assignment.
In this course, you will learn how to choose comparable sales in a challenging assignment, what assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches, as well has how to collect and analyze data for a unique property. You will learn how to determine the comparability of markets, how to use sales from comparable markets for a location adjustment, and proper methods for applying adjustments. Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies will also review how to develop and communicate sound conclusions with supportive documentation.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Recognizing challenging assignments
  • Extracting an adjustment for a non-conforming amenity
  • How the three approaches to value are used in challenging appraisal assignments
  • Selection of comparable sales based on comparative or competitive appeal
  • What assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches
  • How to perform a rental analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, September 10, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, September 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, September 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, September 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Sep 13 – Sep 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, September 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, September 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Sep 13 – Sep 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, September 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, September 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Sep 30 – Sep 30 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will leave the class with a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, September 30, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, September 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 01 – Oct 01 Trainee and Supervising Appraiser Course (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative to ensuring that the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

It is the crucial responsibility of supervising appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers who enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Criteria requires that both supervising and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. This course also addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Colorado. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit.

The course is authored by the Colorado Division of Real Estate to meet the state recommendations for the supervisory and trainee appraiser course in Colorado.

Topics include: 

  • The AQB and its role in the appraisal profession
  • Trainee appraiser expectations
  • Supervisory appraiser requirements and expectations
  • Colorado-specific definitions, rules, and expectations for trainees and supervisors
  • FAQs and common errors in the supervisor and trainee relationship
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 01, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 08 – Oct 08 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 08, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 08 – Oct 08 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 08, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 22 – Oct 22 Regression Analysis: Proving Beyond a Shadow of A Doubt Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Statistical methodology has rapidly become an appraiser’s primary tool to support market analysis, adjustments, and valuation opinions!

This course provides a basic understanding of a statistical method known as regression analysis. Regression modeling is a tool used to interpret consumer motivations, develop adjustments for the sales comparison approach, and reconcile the value of a property. This extra support for analyses and adjustments will aid appraisers in creating well-supported reports. The author of this course is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Students will be presented with straightforward and clear examples, illustrations, and case studies to help students understand the content of the course and translate it into their day-to-day appraisal practice.
It is recommended that students bring an HP12C calculator to class.

Topics:

  • Regression analysis: what is it?
  • Using regression analysis in the market analysis process
  • Hand-in-hand analysis: quantitative and qualitative
  • Using regression analysis to identify and support adjustments
  • Valuation opinions supported through regression analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 25 – Oct 25 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Oct 25 – Oct 25 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Nov 14 – Nov 14 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Thu, November 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Nov 14 – Nov 14 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Thu, November 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Nov 19 – Nov 19 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Class (7-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will leave the class with a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

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  • #1: Tue, November 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Nov 26 – Nov 26 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Tue, November 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Nov 26 – Nov 26 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Dec 04 – Dec 04 Find the New Cheese: Introduction to Non-Lender Appraising Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Many appraisers are expanding their client base—wouldn’t you like to be one of them?

With the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and Appraisal Management Companies controlling much of the residential appraisal side of the industry, many appraisers are expanding their client base. This course will introduce the appraiser to clients other than lenders and AMCs, as well as explain the nuances of completing these appraisals. Other clients include homeowners, real estate agents, lawyers, accountants, tax consultants, and small investors. Learn how things differ in the development and reporting process for non-lending clients, including reporting, engagement, payments, and terms of payment.

Topics include:

  • Divorce appraisals
  • Estate appraisals
  • Property tax appeal appraisals
  • IRS appraisals
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Wed, December 04, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Dec 04 – Dec 04 Judge and Jury: What Would you Do? Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisers have recently taken a lot of heat for the downfall of the real estate market. Much of the blame is unfounded, but some complaints are valid and could have been avoided if only the appraiser had followed some very simple steps.

This course will outline the most common complaints filed against appraisers and detail the very simple steps appraisers should follow to avoid finding themselves in hot water with state or other regulatory bodies. Students will learn how to avoid errors in the appraisal process and what supportive material must be retained in workfiles to be compliant for state or other investigations.

Review topics from investigations are included to highlight common issues in the investigation process. These review topics are analyzed to determine what the appraiser could have done to avoid discrepencies and what the proper procedures are. This is followed by a class discussion on what appraiser peers would do in similar situations. A brief review of the new national complaint hotline will also be discussed.

Note: The author of this course is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and a Certified Residential Appraiser in Colorado. She is also an approved work product reviewer for the State of Colorado. As a work product reviewer, confidentiality is required under USPAP as a peer reviewer and state confidentiality. Examples and case studies provided in the text have been modified to ensure confidentiality but maintained to provide students with a look into the process. Several appraisers who were under investigation were surveyed about the process. They agreed to respond, knowing their responses would remain anonymous. These appraisers are willing to share their experiences to help other appraisers avoid similar fates.

Topics include:

  • Complaints about appraisers and who files them
  • How the investigation process works
  • Complaint statistics
  • The most serious USPAP violations
  • Common areas found to be noncompliant
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Wed, December 04, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Dec 12 – Dec 12 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Evening
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what the experts are predicting and how you can prepare to respond effectively.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s real estate market and learn why it has never been more important to you and your clients to comprehend the key market factors. You’ll learn how those factors impact today’s buyers and sellers, arming you with the knowledge to access not only today’s economic landscape but also the national and local real estate markets.

Our expert instructor will identify the demographics most significantly impacting real estate values, appeal, and sales. You’ll learn about the homebuyers changing appetite for alternative types of housing throughout a lifetime. Also, how to identify options, challenges, and potential solutions to address home sellers and buyer’s needs in these emerging situations. Plus, you’ll learn what technology advances your clients expect and how they want to do business with you.

You’ll also explore the local trends pertinent to your real estate backyard and learn how the experts are strategizing to anticipate client needs. This course will help you become a more knowledgeable and adaptive industry leader.

Topics Include:

  • Market factors impacting your client’s decisions
  • Options, challenges, and solutions for evolving client needs
  • Technology advances impacting how you do business
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Market leaders advice for success
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 12, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD