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

Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours)

Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class

Price: $108.00

Credit Hours: 7.5

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders, and appraisers...

In this course, you will learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider’s view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, highvalue materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save your clients the most money in the long run. 

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 – what appraisers do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection

 

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

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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.