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

Appraisal Inspection: It's Black and White and Shades of Gray OnDemand Course (7.5-Credit Hours)

Price: $99.00

Credit Hours: 7.5

This course is delivered in our stunning on-demand video lecture format. With our on-demand video lectures, you have the ability to access professional instruction anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection! Filled with studio and “onsite” video learning objectives, this on-demand course engages, enlightens, and entertains!

Find clarity in a haze of misconceptions and false expectations regarding appraisal inspection.

“If you don’t have all the facts correct, you can’t apply judgment.”  G.N. Bloedow.

The appraiser’s ability to gather facts essential to the property has a direct coorelation to the integrity of valuation results. To complicate matters, appraisers, real estate agents, and clients all have  misconceptions and false expectations of the appraiser's role and responsibilities during the appraisal inspection.

This class sets the record straight and details the inspection from many points in the process, such as preparing for the inspection, neighborhood observations, expectations while at the property, comparable observations, and so much more. In this course, the instructor clearly articulates what an appraiser does and doesn't do during the inspection of a property when developing an appraisal. Together, the instructor and students will sort through how assignment conditions affect the appraiser’s inspection. Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, videos, and pictures, the students will leave this course with a complete understanding of real estate appraisal inspections.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • The appraisal inspection process: preparation, discovery, and comparable observations
  • Understanding appraiser obligations and client expectations
  • Five common measuring mistakes
  • Legal access: a crucial consideration during the inspection
  • Identifying a property’s use during inspection
  • Understanding appraisal conditioning during the inspection
  • Inspection misconceptions clarified