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November 2018

The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) Meeting

November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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TAFAC 11.30.2018 meeting

TAFAC Meeting - November 30, 2018 - Washington, DC The TAFAC General Session meeting will be be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 starting at 9:00 am. TAFAC Committee meetings will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 starting at 1:00 pm. (specified committee meeting times will be distributed at a later date) Location The Darcy Hotel 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 Friday, November 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meeting Agenda TBD Lodging Accommodations The Appraisal Foundation has provided a small block of rooms at the discounted rate of $201 for meeting attendees. If you are…

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December 2018

Presenting Data & Information

December 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Park Central San Francisco, 50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$380
Edward Tufte - presenting data and info

TOPICS COVERED IN ONE-DAY COURSE A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations. Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the…

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Presenting Data & Information

December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Park Central San Francisco, 50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$380
Edward Tufte - presenting data and info

TOPICS COVERED IN ONE-DAY COURSE A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations. Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the…

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Presenting Data & Information

December 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Park Central San Francisco, 50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$380
Edward Tufte - presenting data and info

TOPICS COVERED IN ONE-DAY COURSE A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations. Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the…

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Persistent Appraisal Failures

December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Baton Rouge – South, 9940 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 United States
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$160
LAREAC 15 CE 12.2018

Persistent Appraisal Failures The Appraisal Quality Monitoring System (AQM) along with the computer system known as the Collateral Underwriter (CU) "review" tens of thousands of appraisals each day.  Despite the implementation of this system, extensive feedback and outreach, high appraisal failure rates persist.  This class outlines many of the most common failures noted by the CU, appraisal review, and interviews with chief appraisers of AMCs and lenders.  This class will explain the failures and offer solutions that should help appraisers reduce the call-backs, "Fatal Warnings," "Hard Stops"  and the need for time wasting corrections.  The class will help explain why some appraisers are classified…

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The Art of Determining Appraisal Adjustments

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holiday Inn Baton Rouge – South, 9940 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 United States
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$160
LAREAC 15 CE 12.2018

Morning - Market Value and How to Adjust for Concessions By federal law, all appraisals, for lenders, must be based upon the federal definition of “Market Value.”  Failure to appraise using this definition can result in appraisers being black listed or facing disciplinary action by the State.  Understanding how concessions impact market value is difficult…and downright confusing. This class will walk the appraiser through the definition of "market value" then expand and show students how they can properly adjust for concessions.  The goal is to help appraisers understand the legal requirements and keep them safe!   (4 CE Hours) Afternoon -…

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Presenting Data & Information

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Jose Marriott, 301 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$380
Edward Tufte - presenting data & info

TOPICS COVERED IN ONE-DAY COURSE A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations. Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the…

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Stats, Graphs, and Data Science

December 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
University of Phoenix, 3590 N 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95134 United States
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$335
stats graph data science

Evidence-Based Valuation – the new valuation modeling paradigm General, Residential, & Litigation applications. Hear, see, and apply “data science” tools in a big data world. Speed and bulletproof your work. Precisely delineate the market segment data set; Visualize, calculate, and estimate adjustments with three types of data science adjustment methods. Eliminate data selection issues. Visualize and unambiguously identify the competitive market segment. Preclude reviewer subjectivity. Learn do-it-yourself analytics. Laptop required (with a keyboard and mouse. Bring an extension cord. Desktop OK). Provided: reference workbook, case examples, Gnumeric spreadsheet-graphics software. ‘R’, and RStudio -- a real analytics package and system (open source) is introduced. 14…

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Firearms for real estate professionals

December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Georgia Appraiser School, 236 Old Epps Bridge Rd.
Athens, GA 30606 United States
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$165
Firearms for real estate professionals

Basics of Firearms for Real Estate Professionals This 7 hour appraiser CE course is intended for all individuals regardless of shooting experience and takes place in a classroom and shooting range and is taught by a NRA Certified Instructor! Topics include gun safety, Georgia firearm laws, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, marksmanship, and range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and complete shooting qualifications while at the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. This class is limited to 8 people, small class size allows me to…

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January 2019

Stats, Graphs, and Data Science

January 10 @ 8:00 am - January 11 @ 4:30 pm
Comfort Suites South, 5775 Coventry Lane
Ft. Wayne, IN 46804 United States
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$295
stats graph data science

Evidence-Based Valuation – the new valuation modeling paradigm General, Residential, & Litigation applications. Hear, see, and apply “data science” tools in a big data world. Speed and bulletproof your work. Precisely delineate the market segment data set; Visualize, calculate, and estimate adjustments with three types of data science adjustment methods. Eliminate data selection issues. Visualize and unambiguously identify the competitive market segment. Preclude reviewer subjectivity. Learn do-it-yourself analytics. Laptop required (with a keyboard and mouse. Bring an extension cord. Desktop OK). Provided: reference workbook, case examples, Gnumeric spreadsheet-graphics software. ‘R’, and RStudio -- a real analytics package and system (open source) is introduced. 14…

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