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Upcoming Colorado Appraisal CE Courses by Date

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Mar 26 – Mar 26 Trainee and Supervising Appraiser Course (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Evening
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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

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  • #1: Tue, March 26, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Mar 28 – Mar 28 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: Thu, March 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, March 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Apr 03 – Apr 04 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: Wed, April 03, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, April 03, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, April 04, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, April 04, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Apr 08 – Apr 11 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 08, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, April 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, April 09, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, April 09, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Wed, April 10, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #6: Wed, April 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #7: Thu, April 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #8: Thu, April 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
  • Nathan Hawk
Apr 15 – Apr 15 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: Mon, April 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, April 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Apr 15 – Apr 15 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: Mon, April 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, April 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Apr 16 – Apr 16 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Class (7-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, 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:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, April 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Apr 23 – Apr 24 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Class (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 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, April 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, April 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, April 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Apr 23 – Apr 24 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, April 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, April 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, April 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Apr 30 – Apr 30 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 01 – May 01 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 01 – May 01 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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 07 – May 09 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 07, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 07, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, May 08, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, May 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Thu, May 09, 2019, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
May 14 – May 15 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:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, May 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, May 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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:
  • Instructor TBD
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:
  • Instructor TBD
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:
  • Instructor TBD
May 22 – May 23 Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

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

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  • #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:
  • Instructor TBD
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

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  • #1: Tue, June 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 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:
  • Instructor TBD
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:
  • Instructor TBD