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Nov 18 – Nov 18 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00
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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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Mon, November 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Sunny Banka
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:
  • JoAnn Apostol
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:
  • Kaplan - 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:
  • JoAnn Apostol
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:
  • Kaplan - 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:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Dec 03 – Dec 03 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 03, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:30 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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Dec 09 – Dec 09 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 09, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:30 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:
  • Kaplan - 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
Dec 19 – Dec 19 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 19, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 11 – Feb 11 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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 18 – Feb 19 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Class (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
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This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, February 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, February 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 18 – Feb 19 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, February 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, February 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Feb 24 – Feb 25 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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, February 25, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, February 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Mar 18 – Mar 18 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Mar 24 – Mar 25 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, March 25, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, March 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Apr 06 – Apr 09 Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches Classroom Course (30-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 30
$499.00  Add to Cart 

Continue your appraisal education with a more in-depth look at the sales and income approaches to value.

This course covers what many consider the heart and soul of real estate valuation practice. It begins with a review of the appraisal process and economic principles applied in the sales comparison and income approaches to value with consideration for the appraisal process and the principles as they apply to real estate markets.

We then focus on the process and procedures of employing each approach in everyday scenarios, covering the processes of scope of work, data collection and analysis, and highest and best use to aid you in developing critical thinking in all real estate related analysis. You will be guided through specific analytical techniques to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons. Through case studies and real world examples, you'll learn about various methods for analyzing and valuing income streams.

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:

  • What is value?
  • The appraisal principles
  • The appraisal process
  • Bundle of rights
  • Time value of money
  • Six functions of a dollar
  • The sales comparison approach
  • Elements of comparison
  • Units of comparison
  • Data collection and verification
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis
  • Reconciliation
  • The income approach
  • Direct capitalization
  • Income and expense analysis
  • Multipliers
  • Yield capitalization
  • Graphic analysis
  • Linear regression
  • Final exam
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 06, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, April 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, April 07, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, April 07, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Wed, April 08, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #6: Wed, April 08, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #7: Thu, April 09, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #8: Thu, April 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Apr 15 – Apr 15 Credible Cost Approach Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

This class is designed to dispel the usual excuses as to why the cost approach is seldom completed by some appraisers. It starts by viewing the approach as outlined by the FNMA form. Then it builds on the concept and provides methodology by which the amounts that are usually “guestimates” can become logically calculated estimates. By using these techniques, the approach can provide logical and supported estimates of value for virtually any single family home. This can be very helpful, especially in small markets where sufficient closed sales are often difficult or impossible to find without crossing the expected guidelines regarding distance, style, or other criteria—thus making the market approach less viable.

Topics include:

  • USPAP implications
  • Interaction between approaches
  • Using the FNMA 1004 report
  • Other site improvements
  • Land value methods
  • Market approach
  • Land residual method
  • Allocation method
  • Extraction method
  • Depreciation calculations age-life
  • Breakdown method
  • Modified age-life method
  • Component cost derivations
  • Aggregated paired sales method
  • Remaining economic life equation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Wed, April 15, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, April 15, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 04 – May 06 Mastering Unique and Complex Property Appraisals (Elective) Classroom Course (20-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 20
$429.00  Add to Cart 

This course raises the appraiser's level of awareness of the scope of work involved with assignments other than the everyday single-family residential appraisal.  From identifying what qualifies as a 'complex' assignment to the appraiser's ability to competently complete the assignment to understanding the non-traditional methods and techniques used throughout the appraisal process to develop a valuation, this course covers it all.  Property types such as, mixed-use, unusual, income-producing, and one-of-a-kind are used within several case studies to reinforce the teaching.

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:

  • Symptoms of a complex assignment
  • Appraising complex sites
  • Appraising complex residential property
  • Appraising historic property
  • Appraising mixed-use and small commercial property
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Mon, May 04, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, May 04, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, May 05, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, May 05, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Wed, May 06, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #6: Wed, May 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 12 – May 13 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies establishes the foundation of best practices and standards for writing residential appraisal reports.

The student can expect to gain a clear understanding of the USPAP rules and reporting options permitted in Standard 2 which will be universally pertinent for most residential appraisal assignments.  In addition, the course describes basic writing skills with an emphasis on using reasoning to draw conclusions that can be clearly understood by the reader.

Common reporting issues are discussed along with a walk through the most common reporting forms used by the residential appraiser.  Through several examples and interactive case studies the student will gain the knowledge necessary to write a clear and concise appraisal report that will be easily understand by its readers.

Topics:

  • Standards and best practices when writing appraisal reports
  • USPAP and the appraisal report
  • Using reasoning to formulate written conclusions
  • Five critical reporting issues
  • General use requirements of Fannie Mae’s 1004 Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) including Uniform Appraisal Dataset requirements
  • Guidelines for using Fannie Mae’s 1004 Market Conditions Addendum
  • Several interactive case studies to apply knowledge learned
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Tue, May 12, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 12, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, May 13, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, May 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 19 – May 19 How to Measure Real Property Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the language and techniques of how to accurately classify and measure residential property from a pro!

Real estate licensees, appraisers, assessors, builders, and contractors have specific methods used to measure and describe residential real property. In this engaging course, we’ll clarify the standards and pinpoint common mistakes made in measuring property. You’ll also learn the proper terminology and definitions that agents, appraisers, and lenders use concerning a property. Learn to talk the same talk while more accurately representing the home, as well as enhancing the value you bring to your client with this knowledge.

It begins with the proper way to measure a house—where to start and what to include. You will learn the distinctions between above-grade and below-grade floor areas and other often misunderstood and miscalculated areas. The challenges of calculating attics, lofts, and low ceilings will be addressed, as well as caclulations and regulations for condominiums, townhomes, rowhouses, and commercial or industrial buildings. You’ll also learn how to deal with detached rooms, sunrooms, and other “hard to classify and measure” rooms. The course will also explain the industry standards for qualifying room counts, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Topics include:

  • Property measurement language and definitions
  • Geometry for big kids: size, shape, formulas, and math
  • Nuances of styles and designs
  • What to measure and how to measure it
  • The best tools for the job, in the field and the office
  • How to measure unusual structures, commercial buildings, and industrial spaces
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 19 – May 19 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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 19, 2020, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Jun 23 – Jun 23 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:
  • Kaplan - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 23, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD