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Current Course Offerings - More Coming Soon!
Instructor | Bryan S. Reynolds, CDEI
Author | Hamp Thomas, CDEI
Certified for 7 hours of continuing education in AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, and WI; More approved states coming soon!
This course was created to provide a broad review of basic techniques and procedures for measuring single-family residential dwellings. Specifically, it will identify ways in which square footage numbers reported by various sources impact home values. It's designed to provide a consistent means of calculating and communicating the living area of a house among real estate professionals based on the ANSI standard.
See what people are saying about this class:
John, a residential appraiser from Knoxville TN says,
"This ANSI class is awesome! Even after 14 years in the business, I'm learning something new in every chapter. Honestly it should be mandatory qualifying education for all real estate professionals."
Tim, a Broker/CCIM from Mt Juliet, TN says,
"I found the course very informative and felt like the videos helped in understanding the the important information being conveyed. The whole experience was easy to understand and I was able to work through the material efficiently. I would definitely recommend to appraisers looking to get on the same page with ANSI standards."
Instructor | Bryan S. Reynolds, CDEI
Author | Hamp Thomas, CDEI
Certified for 7 hours of continuing education in AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX and WI. More states coming soon!
This course highlights the growing concerns over “quality” information used in the determination of home values throughout the real estate industry and offers real estate professionals a stronger understanding of the Public Records system and the “state of information crisis” looming over the real estate and appraisal industries.
Students will discover the significance square footage imparts on the real estate information cycle and how this often taken for granted information ultimately affects the solidity of the national mortgage market.
This class may shock you. It will inform you, educate you, and challenge you to rethink the way you view size or square footage, the currency of real estate.
Author and Instructor | Bryan S. Reynolds, CDEI
Certified for 4 hours of continuing education in AZ, CA, CO, HI, IL, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX and WI. More states coming soon!
Appraiser’s Guide to Covering Your Appraisals is a course designed for use by real property appraisers, financial institutions, underwriters, AMC personnel, and regulatory entities.
The focus of the course is to bring awareness of the many common mistakes appraisers make that often lead to disciplinary action to the practicing appraiser and other users of appraisal services. This course is primarily targeted toward residential real property appraisers; however, it does apply to both residential and commercial appraisers alike.
In summary, this course highlights errors and non-compliance issues with USPAP found in regulatory reviews and investigations as well as other common appraisers’ blunders.
ABC’s to Support Your Appraisal
Best Practices for Supporting Your Appraisals
Instructor | Bryan S. Reynolds, CDEI
Author | Bobby W. Crisp, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor
The course explores fundamental skills of developing a highest and best use, support for an opinion of site value, and a residential Sales Comparison Approach focusing on the evidence of support for adjustments.
Architectural Styles and the UAD
Get to understand design styles and add confidence to your appraisals.
Instructor | Bryan S. Reynolds, CDEI
Author | Diana T. Jacob, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor
The course explores fundamental skills of identifying the design style of a residential property. This course spends the majority of its time in three key areas.
1. Roof, Window and House Front Designs-their role in the design style
2. Room Layout and Number of Levels and detached versus attached properties
3. Understanding how to identify upon observation the key features that differentiate styles
Time is devoted to the USPAP SR 1-2 and 2-2 (a) with the application in a residential assignment. There are exercises within each chapter. This places approximately one-half of the classroom time in an interactive hands-on activity of critical thinking skills in understanding residential design style. The students are offered solutions to the exercises to ensure their comprehension is inclusive of the basic content exampled.
Woven throughout the course text are references to the USPAP 2014-2015 edition guidance along with comparative sections of the various secondary markets to initiate and stimulate the residential analysis skills of the attendants.
Selecting and Supporting Market Adjustments
Instructor | Hal Humphreys
Author | Tim Andersen, MAI
Selecting and Supporting Market Adjustments is for the residential real property appraiser who wants to be at the forefront of the industry. Making proper adjustments is a vital component of an appraiser's scope of work, and as an appraiser you must be able to defend the adjustments you make. Therefore, this course is designed to demonstrate the best techniques for making and pulling your adjustments right out of the market.
We are going to look at adjustments, as well as the support you’ll need for them. When you support your adjustments, you run a lot smaller risk of getting “that letter” from the state, or being a defendant in a lawsuit.
We look at a statistics to help determine when and if an adjustment is market-oriented. You’ll be amazed to find that, even when they come directly from market data, that does not necessarily make them reasonable.
Timothy C. Andersen, MAI, MS.c., AQB Certified USPAP Instructor walks you through some of these adjustments, so you’ll know how to carry these out, as well as other adjustments like them. This is hand-on instruction from a national-known instructor and author.
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
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WHO WE ARE
Bryan S. Reynolds
AQB Certified USPAP Instructor
Bryan S. Reynolds is a KY/TN Certified General Real Property Appraiser, a registered agent with the TN State Board of Equalization and an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. He has testified and appeared in various courts, planning and zoning boards as both an expert and as an agent making valuation arguments before local and state hearing officials and Administrated Law Judges. He was one of two appraisers chosen by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to attend an invitation only Level One Investigator Training and sent by Tennessee for Level Two Investigator Training presented by The Appraisal Foundation/AARO. He also serves as a contract Investigator of the State of Tennessee.
Reynolds is the owner of Bryan S. Reynolds & Associates, Reynolds Appraisal Service. He provides various educational offerings, mentoring, residential and commercial valuation services, consulting and litigation support services throughout the region as well as being available for lectures and is well known for his Think Outside the "Check" Box approach.
Hal Humphreys, CFE
Hal Humphreys is founder/lead investigator of [FIND] Investigations, a PI agency in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Humphreys is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, A Certified Fraud Examiner, and a licensed private investigator.
He serves as a hearing officer for the Davidson County Board of Equalization and is a contract investigator for the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Hal is educational director at PIEducation.com and executive editor of Pursuit Magazine.
When he’s not interviewing witnesses or locating people, he’s also a writer, radio producer, hiker, and fly fisherman.
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