Heading Back to School

The days are getting cooler and resorts less crowded, a sure sign that summer is coming to an end. Kids are gearing up for the start of a new school year with fresh new kicks and finishing up that summer reading project that was put off until the very end. But what about us as adults? Long after school has ended we still need to find ways to stimulate our minds. We need to stay up to date on issues regarding our profession and ways to be the most competent in our jobs. However, we don’t have 8 hours each workday to spend learning, so we supplement with short webinars and training classes. To help appraisers start their “school year” off, the Allterra Group has put together a list of their top selling on-demand webinars.

Top On-Demand Webinars:

FHA_Webinar-600x600Appraisal Reporting Policy Changes to FHA’s 4000.1 Online Handbook
Presented by Peter Gillispie. FHA has introduced a new, comprehensive online handbook, 4000.1: The FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, that includes all applicable policies for those parties doing business with FHA ranging from appraisers to lenders and underwriters. HB 4000.1 will become effective September 14, 2015. The appraisal methodology to be used in performing an appraisal of a property to be financed with an FHA insured mortgage is consistent with the conventional lending industry with few exceptions. This webinar is intended to provide participants with an overview of the policy changes and clarifications in appraisal reporting requirements that will take place upon the new handbook becoming effective.


NewTechnologies-600x600New Technologies for the Residential Appraiser
With the ever-changing technology environment, it can be difficult to keep on top of the emerging trends that best suite the appraisal industry.  In this pre-recorded webinar, Wayne Pugh, will cover three areas of interest. First, it will begin with a discussion of the many ways appraisers can use Excel to improve the analytics used in their appraisal analytics. The second section will address various ways appraisers can understand, analyze, and visualize big data. In closing, this webinar reviews several cool tools that should be used by real estate appraiser to improve productivity daily.

Market-600x600Supporting Adjustments Bundle Package
Download and view the complete Supporting Adjustments Series. Collateral Underwriter is here and while we will not really know exactly how this will affect appraisers until after the implementation has had time to roll out, we can prepare with a return to some common sense methods. Join presenter Woody Fincham, SRA, for these on demand webinars.

Part One:
Reviewed Paired Sales and Regression Analysis. Part one also explored some techniques on fundamental report writing, how to make technical sense and having a consist flow.

Part Two:
Part two reviews some basic statistical metrics used in regression analysis. Woody provides insight on how valuable sales agent interviews are when gathering data, and the benefit of using other approaches to support adjustments in the sales comparison approach.

Part Three:
In the final part of this series, Woody provides some real life examples of using the Cost Approach to support and add credibility in the Sales Comparison Approach. Woody also reviews Residual Improvement Value and how this can be an effective defense against overall price per square foot concerns and in conclusion reconciling each step of the valuation process.

Albert Einstein once said, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Knowing the policies and regs of the appraisal profession is part of the job but actually understanding them is another, which is why we need to continue to learn. Finding time in our busy work schedules can be difficult, but advances in technology have enabled us to create these webinars for on-demand viewing. Just like recording your favorite TV shows and watching them once the house is quite.

Now until August 17th, 2015, use discount code BUZZ to receive 15% off any one webinar on the Allterra Online site. To view a complete list of webinars available click here.

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About Ashley Hammond

Ashley Hammond
Ashley Hammond oversees the development and production of the distance continuing education program. Ashley holds a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI™) designation from the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). She received her BA in Communication Arts in 2008 and Master’s of Education in 2010 from Salisbury University. In obtaining her M.Ed., she focused on educational practices including; research, learning, and technology.

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