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Appraisal Conference Schedule

Day 1 | March 10, 2020

8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 8:30 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. Supporting Adjustments in Residential Appraising

This course will improve your abilities to develop and support reasonable adjustments in the sales comparison approach to residential appraising. Main discussions in this course will focus on the following:

  • Cost analysis: Depreciation applications and examples as well as cost analysis with rural areas.
  • Paired data and matched pairs: Group data analysis theory with examples as well as sensitivity analysis.
  • Statistical analysis: Common statistical analyses and examples, regression analysis, market segmentation and more.
This course will also explore topics like reconciliation, additional adjustment methods and personal discussions/interviews. You’ll leave this cours with an enhanced understanding of the various approaches to appraisal adjustments as well as how to support those adjustments in your practice. 

Instructor: Jason Tillema 

8:30 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. 2020-21 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion and illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in daily practice.

Completion fulfills the CE requirement specifying that Wisconsin state-licensed and certified appraisers complete an update course on the USPAP every two years. All students must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP book, which includes USPAP, USPAP advisory opinions, USPAP frequently asked questions and an index. The publication and student manual are included in the registration fee.

Instructor: Timothy Andersen 

12:00 p.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Included in fee)

Day 1 | March 11, 2020

8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 8:30 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. Technology in Residential Appraising

From data-sharing to new technologies to social media, advancements in technology are transforming the real estate industry and your role as a residential appraiser. This course will introduce and illustrate various modern tools to increase your competency, efficiency and analytical skills.

This course will dive into websites and apps that can improve your appraisal practice, including public records online data, value-related sites mileage and traffic apps, podcasts for appraisers, and much more.

Additionally, this course will explore types of assistance and USPAP guidance regarding assistance. A discussion of new technologies will take place and how bi-furcated appraisals, team appraising, practical applications of real estate appraisal (PAREA), and deep learning can have an impact on your practice. 

You’ll also learn how hardware, like dual/triple monitors, laser measurement devices, printers and mobile devices, can enhance your day-to-day operations. Discussions will also involve software applications that can be suitable for appraisal practice: Excel and data analysis; comp importing; appraisal-writing software; and mobile appraising and the benefits of going mobile with your appraisal business. 
Instructor: Jason Tillema

8:30 a.m. ‚Äď 4:30 p.m. Supporting Your Report

This course provides you the opportunity to learn how to support your appraisal and report ‚ÄĒ not merely your adjustments ‚ÄĒ so you‚Äôll be ready to defend your report if you‚Äôre a defendant or if the state appraisal board calls your report into question.¬†

Course discussions will include:

  • The importance of the neighborhood analysis when supporting your report and your final value conclusion.¬†
  • The secrets to a well-written neighborhood analysis as well as items Fannie Mae might watch for in your analysis.
  • Highest and best use analysis and its importance with supporting your final value conclusion and credibility of your appraisal.¬†
  • How reconciliation is a major part of a credible, well-researched appraisal and non-misleading report.

Plus, if you’re like many appraisers who believe the cost approach is not a useful tool in your toolkit, this course will help you revisit that decision. The state appraisal board might be able to exploit some secrets against you; this course will divulge those secrets so you can take advantage of them, too!

If you’re interested in advancing your appraisal skills, staying out of the clutches of your state appraisal board, and maybe even a class surprise, this class is for you.

Instructor: Tim Andersen

12:00 p.m. ‚Äď 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Included in fee)

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