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

Good, Better, Best: When Price, Quality, and Value All Matter (6-Credit Hours)

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

Price: $34.00

Credit Hours: 6

Key Points:

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legiti¬mate value that matters in today’s rigorous appraisal world. Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders, and appraisers: Our experienced instructor will take you through the covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder, and real estate professional in mind.

You’ll 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. Also, you’ll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aes¬thetics, and resale for a variety of property elements.

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 estab¬lish 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 accept¬able appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materi¬als are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, and what has monetary value in addition to aesthetic value. Your instructor will help you translate otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate to 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 of architectural styles and construction features
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection