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CHAPTER EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS FOR  2019

Feb
28
Fri
2020-2021 USPAP 7-Hour Update @ Montgomery Area Association of Realtors Building
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This 7-hour update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2019 and effective from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice
Instructor: Ted Whitmer, MAI, AI-GRS, JD, CCIM, MBA

Ted is an MAI, AI-GRS, CCIM and member of the Texas State Bar. He has served on the State of Texas Comptroller’s Advisory Board and Vice-Chair of the Texas Appraiser & Licensing Board. He is a certified USPAP instructor as well as having taught many seminars and courses for the Appraisal Institute and his own Ted Whitmer Seminars. He has taught at The University of Houston, Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin University. In addition to teaching, Ted has extensive experience in consulting including advising in cases with appraiser board enforcement, criminal fraud and civil liability issues.

Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm
Registration: 8:00am

*Complimentary Lunch by Full Moon BBQ

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Click Here for other State Approvals

AI Fee: $195, Standard Fee: $215

**The course price does not include a copy of the current 2020-2021 USPAP edition, which is required for course credit. Participants must bring their own copy of the USPAP edition to class. To purchase a print or electronic copy of the USPAP publication, please visit The Appraisal Foundation or click here.

 

Apr
17
Fri
What’s Up In Technology For Real Estate Appraisers? @ Emmet O'Neal Library
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

New Seminar By Developer- Wayne Pugh, MAI Founder & CEO of Software for Real Estate Professionals and author of “Cool Tools”

If you’re interested in learning about several different technologies to improve the appraisal processes you use every day, don’t miss this seminar.

Obtain a better understanding of Big Data, new Analytical Tools, growing Science of Appraising, Aggregation of Appraisers, and Appraiser Relevance.

Understand how Cloud Services described, discussion of several services including Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Onedrive, and Amazon Cloud can help secure your data.

All of these cool tools will be covered:  

Mozy, Carbonite, Google Alerts, Fujitsu Scanner, Maptitude GIS, Google, Eye-Fi, Fine Scanner, Transcription Devices, LogMeIn, Snag-It, Wolfram Alpha, Wordrake, vizCard, Dark Sky, Pro Camera, RescueTime.com, HoursTimeTracking.com, Youtube Capture, FlixPress.com, Fiverr.com, Eventbrite.com, Meetup.com, Upwork.com, Unroll.Me, MileIQ.com, Everlance.com, Moz.com/local, Lenovo, SSDs.

Learn how to easily develop Excel spreadsheets to extract market adjustments and provide solid defensible support for your appraisal reports

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand Big Data, new Analytical Tools, growing Science of Appraising, Aggregation of Appraisers, Appraiser Relevance
  1. Cloud Services described, discussion of several services including Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Onedrive, Amazon Cloud
  1. Understand Mozy and Carbonite and what you have to lose by not backing up offsite
  1. Google Alerts, Fujitsu Scanner, Maptitude GIS, Google, Eye-Fi, Fine Scanner, Transcription Devices, Log MeIn, Snag-It, Wolfram Alpha, Wordrake, vizCard, Dark Sky, Pro Camera, RescueTime.com, HoursTimeTracking.com, Youtube Capture, FlixPress.com, Fiverr.com, Eventbrite.com, Meetup.com, Upwork.com, Unroll.Me, MileIQ.com, Everlance.com, Moz.com/local, Lenovo, SSDs
  1. Tony Seba’s Key Exponential Technologies, What to read?
  1. General discussion, Datamaster, Real Estate Appraiser’s Facebook Page, Spark Analytics, Solomon Adjustment Calculator
  1. General Description, Functions, and Measuring Adjustments for Market Conditions, Location, Site, Living Area, and Age

Instructor:
Wayne Pugh, MAI, FRICS, CCIM, CDEI, Past President of the Appraisal Institute

Wayne Pugh is a past international president of the Appraisal Institute, former Chair of the Louisiana Appraisal Board, and the current CEO of R. Wayne Pugh and Co., a real estate consulting and appraisal firm he founded in 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Pugh also heads Software for Real Estate Professionals Inc., and is a principal member of Real Estate Counseling Group of America (www.recga.com), a national organization of analysts and academicians founded by the late William N. Kinnard, Ph.D.

 

Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm
Registration: 8:00am

AI Fee: $195, Standard Fee: $215

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Georgia Real Estate Commission

 

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Hampton Inn Mountain Brook

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

Embassy Suites

Courtyard

For Details and any Questions:
Contact: Pam Paulk, Executive Director at
pampaulk@aialabama.com or Phone 205-835-0808