Want to know which resources are favorite right now among your fellow appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy full access to a vast array of online appraisal classes, videos, and tools. Here are some of the most highly-rated resources among our appraisal membership community this month.
Video: Know the Benefits and Risks of Desktop Appraisals
This video helps you understand the benefits and risks of desktop appraisals so you can decide if they are a good fit for you. For additional insights, check out our in-depth article: Desktop Appraisal Capabilities Continue to Develop.
Job Aid: Eminent Domain – Scope of Work Assignment Elements
Eminent domain in the U.S. refers to the power of a state or the federal government to take private property for public use while requiring “just compensation” to be given to the original owner. This job aid provides a detailed summary of the Scope of Work elements specific to Eminent Domain appraisal assignments.
Take a deep dive into the appraisal process with our Yellow Book course: Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
Chart: Rural, Urban, or Suburban
Defining a property’s location as rural, urban, or suburban can be challenging, as there is no standardized definition. This detailed chart is designed to guide appraisers in considering the many characteristics that determine proper location classification.
Webinar: HouseCanary Industry Insights GIS
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data rooted in geography. Appraisers have long wrestled with subjective judgments about location and view—without the mathematical tools necessary to precisely measure those influences. In this 1-hour webinar, Steve O’Brien, Chief Appraiser at HouseCanary, gives a brief introduction to the tools and methods appraisers can employ to decide which sales are influenced by location/view and by how much.
Worksheet: Retirement Planning
Why is retirement planning necessary? How much is enough for retirement? This worksheet will help you answer these questions. Unlimited Learning Members also have access to a 40-minute recorded webinar titled, “Retirement Planning: Never Too Soon or Too Late.”
Video: Ten Principles to Follow When Training New Appraisers
Are you planning to take on a new appraisal assistant or trainee in the near future? This quick, animated appraisal video explores the 10 R’s to follow when teaching and mentoring an Appraiser Trainee. For related info, check out this Q&A with Jo Traut: Is It Time to Take On an Appraisal Trainee?
These tools are only a small sampling of what you’ll find in the Unlimited Learning Membership toolkit. Enjoy full access to all of these appraisal resources, plus many more, when you join. The appraisal membership pass is designed for all types of appraisers—no matter what style or pace of learning you enjoy most. Simplify your CE and save time and money by becoming a member today.
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