|Stats, Graphs and Data Science|
2-day Hands on Workshop, presented in partnership with George Dell, MAI, SRA,
Course Description: General, Residential, & Litigation
Hear, see, and apply solutions in a big data world. Speed
and bulletproof your work.
1. Precisely delineate the market segment data
2. Visualize, calculate, and estimate adjustments with three types of
data science adjustment methods.
Eliminate data selection issues.
Visualize and identify the competitive market segment.
subjectivity. Tools, models, and software you can use now.
|Lunch and Learn Series|
Course Description: Our Lunch and Learn series is
designed for the busy appraiser who finds it difficult to take an entire day
away from the office for CE. Enjoy lunch while listening to one of our seminars
in a casual, relaxed classroom setting and still have time to head back to work
afterward. If there is interest in this series, we will continue offering new,
unique topics on a monthly basis for the remainder of 2018 and beyond.
Tools for the Residential Appraiser:
- Appraisals within the
Lending Industry: The seminar provides a brief history and background of
real estate finance. Emphasis will be on a discussion of the basics and why
unbiased appraising is essential for the process. A discussion of the
secondary market, discount point, loan to value ratios, and other details of the
lending process will lead to a deeper understanding of how our system works.
And, finally, a discussion of the "things that went wrong" in the
appraisal arena while exploring the causes of the last two major recessions.
- Appraising for the
Government: One of the niches in the valuation business is appraising for
government entities. Each entity, whether federal, state, or a municipality,
has a different set of regulations, rules, and protocol required in order for
them to stay within the law. This course will briefly discuss the various
sources affecting those entities.
- Appraising within the
Indiana Property Tax Realm: "True Tax Value" is a unique concept
peculiar to Indiana's assessment policy. It is the by which we value real
estate for tax purposes. The concept of "true tax value" is not
recognized anywhere else in the United States. How to prepare a report for tax
appeal is very specific - especially as it relates to commercial property. This
seminar will briefly describe to concerns that have been raised within the
Department of Local Government Funding, the courts, and USPAP.
- Diversity in the Valuation
Industry: The seminar addresses the appraiser's responsibility and
obligations in dealing with the public and each other within today's society.
The seminar begins with a discussion of definitions, terms, historical factors,
and legislation that set the stage for an appraiser's responsibility within the
diversity arena. The discussion then turns to how the professional
organizations can be a focus for channeling data and case studies to valuation
professionals. And, finally, a dialogue is encouraged to illustrate how
individuals in the profession can protect themselves from unintentionally
- Environmental Concerns
within the Valuation Arena: The seminar provides a brief history and
background of real estate finance. Emphasis will be on a discussion of the
basics and why unbiased appraising is essential for the process. A discussion
of the secondary market, discount point, loan to value ratios, and other details
of the lending process will lead to a deeper understanding of how our system
works. And, finally, a discussion of the "things that went wrong" in
the appraisal arena while exploring the causes of the last two major recessions.
- USPAP For Real Estate
Brokers: The seminar is designed to enlighten real estate brokers about the
intricacies of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practice as it
relates to their valuation practice. The seminar begins with a discussion of
definitions, terms, historical factors, and legislation that set the stage for
the broker's responsibility within the valuation arena. The discussion then
turns to how (specifically) and when the standards apply to brokers in their
valuation practice. And, finally, a dialogue is encouraged to illustrate how
individuals in the profession can protect themselves from unintentional
The seminar provides an
opportunity for residential appraisers to enhance their analytical skills in the
appraisal process. By increasing efficiency, an appraiser will have more time
to concentrate on analyzing the market and comparable data.
learning objectives are to:
Residential Appraising- Comparing
- Utilize modern tools to
increase appraiser efficiency
- Demonstrate how increasing
efficiency results in more time for appraisal analysis
- Increase the strength of the
Appraiser's work file
The seminar provides an opportunity for residential
appraisers to enhance their skills when determining whether two neighborhoods
are truly similar and competing. With the ability to truly determine whether
neighborhoods are comparable, the knowledge will lead to a discussion of whether
comparable data should or should not be utilized. If data from a non-similar
neighborhood is to be utilized, a portion of the seminar will be devoted to
determining how to develop a reasonable and supportable adjustment for the
The learning objectives are to:
Market Conditions Analysis in
- Recognize differences in
- Recognize methods to analyze
and distinguish the differences
- Recognize when and how to
develop reasonable and supportable adjustments for Neighborhood differences
The seminar provides an opportunity for
residential appraisers to enhance their analytical skills by increasing their
ability to recognize and apply Market Conditions in the appraisal process.
Participants will gain a better understanding of how Market Conditions can
impact the value opinion.
The learning objectives are to:
- Recognize the various factors
which compose a proper Market Conditions Analysis
- Demonstrate multiple methods
for developing trend analysis
- Recognize how and why Market
Conditions impact value conclusions
|Logic within the Appraisal Process|
Course Description: This is a four (4) hour seminar
designed to help participants understand the basic tenements of logic by
describing the field from an historical, cultural and explanatory basis. A
section is devoted to the logic involved in prediction and forecasting with the
emphasis designed to highlight those areas that are of importance to real estate
appraisers. The seminar then applies the detailed precepts of logic to the
appraisal process and ends with a discussion of the procedural issues within all
|Indiana Appraisal Law Ethics, Laws &
Course Description: This is
a four (4) hour seminar designed to illustrate the legal, ethical and standard
parameters already established within the appraisal industry. It begins with a
basic discussion of ethics by detailing with the various types of ethics and how
they affect the real estate appraiser's business. The seminar then leads
through a general discussion of the constitutional, legislative, and
administrative rules typically found under the federal, state and local
governments. That discussion is followed by an illustration of the sources of
standards that are applied by the various governmental and professional
|Appraising in the Litigation Arena|
Course Description: This is a seven (7) hour seminar
designed to help participants understand the appraiser's role in the litigation
arena. It begins with a short description of the various subsets of appraising
in which an appraiser should be aware and flows into the general requirements
needed to be a good expert witness. A section on the practical applications of
those requirements illustrates the importance of each of the general
requirements as it relates to the various parts of the litigation process. The
seminar then discusses the specific issues of importance in the current
litigative market and ends with a discussion of appraisers' application to the
|Supporting Appraisal Adjustments|
Course Description: This is a seven (7) hour seminar
designed to help participants improve their abilities to develop and support
reasonable adjustments in the Sales Comparison Approach to Residential
Appraising. Participants will be shown how to use a spreadsheet designed by the
Instructor which makes developing these adjustments much quicker and easier. The
spreadsheet will be distributed for participants' use at the conclusion of
Course Description: This is a (7) hour seminar designed
to help participants recognize issues, concerns, and/or common errors in
preparing residential appraisal assignments. Various issues/concerns/errors
will be discussed with concentration focused on both the Appraisal Inspection
and the Appraisal Report. Examples of why a particular subject is an issue will
be followed with various examples of why and how to address the concern.
Courses and Seminars are presented at 9247 North Meridian Street in
Indianapolis. Classes are held in the 2nd floor classroom. The building is
located three blocks south of I-465 on the east side of US31 (Meridian Street)
on the north side of Indianapolis. Turn East at 93rd Street off of US31
(Meridian Street). This building is behind the FC Tucker office building.
For class locations in other cities, please call or you will receive
specific location in your confirmation emails.
Registration and Confirmation:
Our reservation system is based on a
first come, first served basis. To reserve a seat in a course or seminar, please
navigate to the Course Schedule page and follow the registration instructions.
registering for an AI course, you will be prompted to enter your payment
information as part of your registration through the AI website.
registering for an Education Resources course, you should plan to pay by either
check, cash or credit card upon arrival to the class.
You will receive
an automated email when your registration is complete. If you do not receive a
confirmation email, please contact us for assistance.
Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum
enrollment is not reached. If a course is cancelled, you will have an
opportunity to transfer your registration to another course or receive a full
LLC promotes equal opportunity and non-discrimination in the appraisal
profession. Our classes are open to all without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, familial status or handicap. Impaired or disabled
students: Students requiring special assistance please give us reasonable
notice so we can accommodate your needs.
Because we are required to certify
that students are in attendance according to state laws in several states, we
must adhere to several states' attendance requirements. Therefore, strict rules
on attendance, tardiness and recordkeeping are required. This policy is not
flexible because the state laws are not. All students must attend 100% of all
Continuing Education Courses. There is a 20 minute grace period for seven (7)
hour classes but only a ten (10) minute grace period for four (4) hour seminars.
Education Resources complies with all applicable federal, state and local
Tape recorders or other
recording devices are not allowed in the classroom under any conditions (no
exceptions). Cell phones and beepers must be turned off during class. Students
who receive cell phone calls during class are very disruptive even if they are
in silent mode. Students that receive calls during class will be asked to leave
the class (no credit).