Educational Webinars


The Professional Appraiser Series
Monthly On-Demand Webinars from Industry Experts

Upcoming Webinars

March Series 

How to Support and Prove Your Adjustments
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

Part 1: Available Now
Part 2: Available Now

 “Thank you. I really enjoyed the webinar and put the information from it into immediate use. Now I have all kinds of graphs and charts in my workfile.” – S. Forstner

Will support for your adjustments hold up under scrutiny? Is it based on what you were told when you were learning the appraisal business, someone else’s opinion or…do you apply the correct methods in your appraisal practice?

The abbreviated hour-long webinar presented by Richard Hagar, SRA last year was so popular with appraisers that Working RE is now offering the complete 4-hour class where Hagar takes you in depth, step-by-step through examples and shows you how to provide the proper support, analysis and documentation for adjustments in your appraisal report and workfile.

This course will provide both aspiring and experienced appraisers the necessary tools to perform a professional and proper appraisal and stay trouble free.

April Series 

Land Value and the Cost Approach – Two Part Series
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

Part 1: Available Now
Part 2: Available Now

 “Thank you. I really enjoyed the webinar and put the information from it into immediate use. Now I have all kinds of graphs and charts in my workfile.” – S. Forstner

Do you know how to determine land value when there are no land sales? How often do you do the cost approach?

In Part 1 of this Series, Richard Hagar, SRA will show you seven easy methods for determining the land value. These methodologies work on SFR, multi-family, farmland, and commercial properties located in dense downtown cores or sparsely populated rural areas.

In Part 2 of this Series, Hagar shows appraisers why the cost approach should be included and how to correctly use this method to strengthen their appraisals.

Special: FREE April Webinar 

Background Checks—What You Need to Know
Presenter: Corey Przenkop, VP Business Development, Comergence

Date: April 23, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST

 “We have 11 appraisers. We are asked ALL THE TIME for new background checks and they most often won’t use ones we have completed for other clients.” – OREP Member

Are you tired of paying for multiple background checks? Are you confused about why each AMC requires its own background check even though your state board has already cleared you? Would you like to see an alternative to the hassle and expense of multiple background checks?

In this webinar, Corey Prezenkop explains the regulations involved, where the requests are coming from, and the reasons that many clients are now requesting background checks of appraisers.

More importantly, Corey shows you how to simplify the process, save time and money, and avoid paying for background checks for multiple clients no matter how many AMCs that you work with.

Learn more in this FREE Webinar:
• Reasons for background screening
• How to simplify the process
• How to take advantage of efficiencies
• How to save money
• How to increase revenue potential

Sign up today for this FREE Webinar!

On-Demand Webinars

Part 1: Keeping Off Fannie Mae’s New Appraiser “Blacklist”

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

This Webinar provides an overview of how Fannie’s AQM/CU system works, what it reports to lenders, what it takes to get an appraiser on the “bad boy” list, and how you can stay off it.

Part 2: Fannie Mae’s AQM: Understanding Quality and Condition Ratings

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

Fannie Mae is ramping up AQM which means increasing numbers of warning letters are being sent to appraisers for incorrectly or inconsistently applying Quality and Condition (Q&C) ratings across their appraisal reports. Richard Hagar shows appraisers how to navigate Fannie’s Q&C rating system and stay out of trouble with state boards and Fannie Mae.

The Top 5 Questions Asked of an Appraiser and How to Answer

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

“I really enjoyed the presentation. would love to have access to it again so I can review some of the material and references.” -A. Holden

Do you ever wonder if a client’s requests are proper or even legal? In this live webinar, learn the right way to help clients, answer their questions, and stay in business.

bob-keithFighting Appraisal Board Complaints: An Expert’s Advice
Presenter: Bob Keith

FREE to OREP Members and Working RE Subscribers!

I have experienced an FHA complaint episode and lost. It costs me 9 months of FHA appraisal work. If I had had the knowledge I do after listening to this webinar, I would have been MUCH better prepared and probably would have won, or at the least had my sentence greatly reduced. Thank you for your help. -Michael

Bob Keith, Former Executive Director and Compliance Coordinator for the Oregon Appraisal Board, shows appraisers how to avoid the most common pitfalls and achieve the best possible outcome during the state board complaint process.

Complaints: What to do When the State Comes Calling

Presenter: Tim Andersen, MAI

“Excellent webinar. I could not write notes fast enough!” -P.Murphy

Learn how to protect your license and your livelihood, using this recorded webinar. Don’t miss this chance go inside the investigation/complaint process and learn how to protect yourself should the state comes calling!

Appraiser Liability and Independence: How to Protect Yourself

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

“Richard Hagar is an excellent speaker. Well worth the expense, I wish I could get the rest of my appraisers to invest the time. Good Job.”  -Bob, SRA

Protect yourself by learning a few simple techniques on staying out of trouble and standing up for your rights as an appraiser.

workfile4There’s WHAT in Your Workfile?

Presenter: Tim Andersen, MAI

“An hour well spent! Very informative with some points I never knew about or considered.” -M.Malik

New rules are leaving appraisers more exposed than ever to legal and regulatory complaints. Get an expert’s insight into how to bulletproof your workfile from clients, your state appraisal board and others.

Mobile Appraising: How to Use Your Laser and Tablet Effectively

Presenter: Dustin Harris

After viewing the webinars, I now have the info to get going. Thanks!” -Wayne Shaul

Whether you’re new to appraising with mobile tools, or you’re looking to sharpen your skills, this recorded webinar gives you actionable steps that you can take today to be more efficient and effective with mobile tools.

Appraisal Review and the Law

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

That was a great seminar! I would like a link to it so I can re-listen to it.” -K. Allin

Are you tired of being pestered by poor “appraisal reviews” that are often provided by people who don’t appear to have a clue about appraising? In this recorded webinar, learn to protect yourself, respond appropriately, and stay out of trouble.

Surviving AMCs: Get Paid and Protect Yourself

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

“Great Class. This Instructor is good!” -S. Collins

In this recorded webinar, Richard Hagar, SRA shows you six methods for increasing your chances of getting paid, how to reduce “scope creep,” and how to get paid when an AMC fails to pay you or goes bankrupt.

Mobile Appraising: Saving Both Time and Money

Presenter: Dustin Harris “The Appraiser Coach”

“The seminar was very helpful and encouraging in time saving mobile applications! Thank you for making it available!” -James W.

In this webinar, Dustin shares the technology and techniques that you need to ramp up your volume, while increasing the quality of your reports. Dustin uses these technologies and systems everyday allowing him to produce a much higher volume than any of his local peers.

Fannie Mae’s AQM and How to Stay Out of Trouble

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

“Great Class. This Instructor is good!” -S.Collins

Hagar shows appraisers what will get you in serious trouble with Fannie and what won’t. Specifics on making the “correct” UAD choices that will help you avoid “hard stops,” “fatal warnings” and “critical messages” and keep you in business.

UAD Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Presenter: Dawn Molitor-Gennrich and Rich Heyn

“I found the seminar very helpful, especially with a job I am working now.” -P. Rowen

This recorded webinar shows you practical techniques for dealing with UAD trouble spots and avoiding UAD hard stops. Save time and increase productivity!

Environmental Hazards and Impact on Value

Presenter: Francis Finigan, Calypso Education

According to EDR, as many as 85% of properties appraised in the United States have potentially sensitive environmental sites within a half a mile. Learn to conduct appropriate environmental due diligence, make the right disclaimers, and stay out of trouble with this recorded webinar.

How to Limit Liability, Maintain Independence, and Fight Influence

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

 

Three Part Series
Appraisers have been pushed around long enough–and now’s the perfect time to learn how to protect yourself and stand up against coercion and influence. This recorded webinar teaches you how to stand up for your rights as an appraiser and how to protect yourself from pressure and coercion that place you in violation of USPAP and other regulations.

Time Management: Organizing Your Appraisal Office to Work Smarter Rather than Harder

Presenter: Dustin Harris

In this recorded webinar, Dustin shares proven strategies for managing your time and technology so you can accomplish more with the time that you have. Instead of just reciting theories, Dustin offers actionable tips and tricks for being more productive, efficient, and effective as a real estate appraiser.

1,000 Appraisals a Year: Realities of Appraiser Liability

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

“Richard Hagar is an excellent speaker. Well worth the expense, I wish I could get the rest of my appraisers to invest the time.” -R. Hamilton, SRA

Appraisers are under enormous pressure to perform appraisals faster and cheaper, all the while facing increasing liability. Learn how to avoid becoming the next statistic using this recorded webinar.

Can You Increase Your Appraisal Volume AND the Quality of Your Work?

Presenter: Dustin Harris “The Appraiser Coach”

Thank you for sponsoring the subject class! I really got a lot out of it.” -R. Harrist

Dustin shows appraisers how cutting the time it takes to appraise doesn’t have to mean cutting corners and tells appraisers how to save time while increasing quality. In this recorded webinar, Dustin shows appraisers how to do more and make more with the time and resources they have.

Professional Appraiser Series Part 1: Other than Lender Work

Presenter: Andy Anderson

In this webinar, Andy Anderson explains the ins and outs of other than lender work and share his experience as an appraiser doing specialty work for lawyers, accountants, insurance companies, and more.

Professional Appraiser Series Part 2: Dealing with a Negative Review

Presenter: Andy Anderson

In this webinar, Andy Anderson will help appraisers understand how to craft a detailed, professional response, as well as take the necessary steps to protect their livelihood and career. Learn about the process involved, and how to deal with it.

Parts 1 & 2: Maximizing AMC Orders and Income

Presenter: Bryan Knowlton, Author of the 2015 AMC Guide

“Thanks for all of the tips. I found this very valuable.” – Patrick Jones

Come learn proven strategies for finding fair paying work, negotiating fees, and maximizing orders and income when working with AMCs in this recorded webinar.

workfile4The Paperless Appraisal Office

Presenter: Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach

“After viewing the webinars, I now have the info to get going. Thanks!” -Wayne Shaul

Recent talk of paperless appraiser offices has raises several questions.  What are the benefits?  Can it make you more efficient and help you cut costs? Dustin shows appraisers what’s involved and how to do it in this informative webinar.

 Defining Market Value and How to Adjust for Concessions- Part 1

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

In this two-part webinar series, Richard Hagar will use easy-to-understand examples and breaks down federal definitions and standards for both Concessions and Market Value, showing appraisers how to avoid serious trouble.

Defining Market Value and How to Adjust for Concessions- Part 2

Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

In this two-part webinar series, Richard Hagar will use easy-to-understand examples and breaks down federal definitions and standards for both Concessions and Market Value, showing appraisers how to avoid serious trouble.