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IAAO Forum 917 How To Critique An Appraisal – ONLINE WITH ZOOM

September 24, 2021 Discover a methodical approach to the review and critique of appraisals submitted in support of assessment reduction. You will distinguish if an appraiser acts as an advocate for the client, or truly approaches the assignment as a disinterested unbiased third party. All aspects of an appraisal will be inspected to ascertain the credibility and reliability of the work submitted. AQB Approved: 7.5 hours CE. (8:00-4:30 CST)


IAAO Workshop 851 RES Case Study Review Workshop

September 15-17, 2021 This workshop provides a topical review and case study for the valuation of residential property. Participants are to have had at least the basic appraisal courses and have experience in the appraisal of residential property. This is not an introductory workshop. The workshop is approximately 25% lecture and 75% problem solving. There are seven sections consisting of: General Appraisal, Land Valuation, Cost Approach, Depreciation, Sales Comparison Approach, Gross Rent Multiplier and Ratio Studies and Statistics. During the final four hours of the workshop, the students will take a practice case study followed by approximately one-hour of reviewing the case study solutions. The practice case study has fifty questions and ten pages of narrative about the subject jurisdiction and subject property. There is no graded exam.


IAAO Forum 931 Reading and Understanding Leases – ONLINE WITH ZOOM

October 8, 2021 Enhance your ability to read, analyze, and interpret leases. Learn why extracting all pertinent information from a lease is a critical step in determining property value by the income approach. Terminology, types of leases, common clauses, and custom leases will be reviewed. The impact that these issues have on value will also be discussed. 7.5 Hours CE (8:00-4:30 CST)


IAAO Forum 932 Restructuring Income & Expense Statements – ONLINE WITH ZOOM

October 22, 2021 Find out the importance of restructuring of income and expense statements. Learn how to take an owners income statement and restructure it applying knowledge learned in this forum. Income and expense items that are not permissible for valuation purposes and items that are allowable, but not reported by property owners will be discussed and reviewed. 7.5 Hours CE. (8:00-4:30 CST)


IAAO Workshop 158 Highest and Best Use – ONLINE WITH ZOOM

November 4-5, 2021 Highest and best use is a concept in real estate appraisal in which market value is achieved by the reasonably and probable legal land use that results in the highest value and is an essential step in the mass appraisal process that is required before the creation of market value estimates. Local law may mandate preferential assessments according to specific land uses such as agricultural, historic and so forth rather than the highest and best use. This workshop is designed to provide students with a more in-depth study and understanding of the role and purpose of highest and best use in the appraisal process. Finally, this course will feature discussions of the unique situations that sometimes arise in a highest and best use analysis. 15 Hours CE. (Time to be determined-This class may be scheduled to accommodate West Coast and Hawaii students)


2020-22 7-Hour USPAP Update – ONLINE WITH ZOOM

November 19, 2021 This workshop covers materials from The Appraisal Foundation, USPAP which includes: Approved 7-Hour Update for Assessors or Appraisers. e-Books included. (8:00-4:00 CST)


IAAO Course 112 Income Approach To Valuation II

January 24-28, 2022 This course is an intermediate level course designed for the practicing appraiser and builds on IAAO Course 102 training. An understanding of the income approach to value and practical experience with income capitalization are essential prerequisites. Problem solving requires a calculator with a power key. This course makes extensive use of financial compounding and discounting techniques. Emphasis is on developing financial factors with references to pre-printed tables. Forecasting income patterns and property value changes are prominent variables used in estimating present values. Formula driven models are the primary appraisal tools. Market value estimates through yield capitalization are the principal focus of the course.


IAAO Course 400

February 7-11, 2022 This course provides an overview of fundamental management concepts for management and supervisory personnel in an assessor’s office and focuses on the need for management, and the responsibilities placed on the assessor and all supervisory personnel. The course introduces the four major management functions: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with a separate chapter devoted to each function for more in-depth learning and discussion.


IAAO Workshop 452 Fundamentals of Assessment Ratio Studies

March 9-11, 2022 This workshop provides a very basic introduction to the development and uses of assessment sales ratio studies based upon the IAAO Standards on Ratio Studies: January, 2007.  The workshop covers the topics of sales analysis, sampling, and the development of assessment ratio studies. The workshop also covers managerial and technical issues, which include staffing, timing of studies, use of study results, statistical testing and assessment regressivity and progressivily. This workshop includes an exam. 18.5 Hours CE (8:00-4:30 CST)


Students can audit any 4-day course for $150 if a completion certificate is shown. Students must supply their own student Reference Manual and will not take the final test. Workshops $100, Forums $75

All classes include a non refundable 10% Registration fee. No refunds after 4 weeks prior to start date.