Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Residential Real Estate Appraisal Self Study Course (45-Credit Hours)

California Residential Real Estate Appraisal Self Study Course

Price: $93.00

Credit Hours: 45

Key Points:

Property valuation may be the single hardest thing to determine in real estate today – sound appraisal principles are the key.

Where is the market going? Are you in a declining, stable, or appreciating market…and what determines that? These are big questions that can really only be answered after gaining a fundamental understanding of real estate appraisal, and with over 70% of all real estate transactions involving a loan and home mortgage, you can bet that professional appraisals play a huge role in the real estate industry today.

In this course you will learn the basics of the appraisal profession, the mathematical and statistical analysis skills the role requires, and how the appraisal process relates to financing and the real estate transaction as a whole. Discover how hard it is to find “good data” and to what extremes appraisers sometimes need to go in order to get it to determine a property value.

Appraisers were overly criticized during the real estate bubble collapse and are now held to some of the highest standards of professionalism in the country. Learn the various approaches that appraisers must now take when determining value by cost, sales, or income approach and why their opinion of value sometimes contradicts what you or your clients think. 

Topics Include:

  • The Appraisal Profession  
  • Appraisal Math and Statistics
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • The Real Estate Marketplace
  • The Appraisal Process
  • Building Construction and the Environment 
  • Data Collection
  • Site Valuation
  • The Cost Approach
  • The Sales Comparison Approach
  • The Income Capitalization Approach
  • Direct and Yield Capitalization
  • Reconciliation and the Appraisal Report
  • Appraising Partial Interests