The Professional Appraiser Webinar Series

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

Expand Your Knowledge, Increase Your Choices and Grow Your Business

Grow your business with the OREP/Working RE Professional Appraiser Webinar Series. The evidence is clear—in today’s climate, if you want to be the appraiser getting the choicest assignments, working for the best clients/AMCs and earning the highest fees, you need to up your game through education. If you want to make more, you have to be more. This monthly webinar series is presented by the leading experts in the profession and designed to help appraisers develop new skills, hone their craft and navigate the dangerous waters of today’s industry. See below for details. All courses are available free on demand to registrants. OREP Members and Working RE subscribers always enjoy a discount.

January Series

The Top 5 Questions Asked of an Appraiser and How to Answer
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

January 13th, 2015, 10 – 11:30 a.m. PST

“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.

 February Series

Part 1: Keeping Off Fannie Mae’s New Appraiser “Blacklist”
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

February 5, 2015, 10 – 11:30 a.m. PST


“Thanks so much for offering this webinar.  It has increased my knowledge tremendously on Fannie Mae requirements, the UAD, and information on how to perfect my work as best as possible.  I am definitely interested in a webinar on the UAD and the quality and condition ratings.  This information is invaluable.”  -V. Harrill 

Fannie Mae’s new Appraiser Quality Monitoring system (AQM) creates a do not use or “blacklist” should you run afoul of their new guidelines. For the most part, once you are on the list, you can no longer perform work for the Nation’s 15,000-20,000 lenders. For many, this will mean hard times. This Webinar provides an overview of how the 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 Control Ratings
February 12th, 2015, 10 – 11:30 a.m. PST

The best explanation of the Q & C ratings that I have seen so far.” J. Fischman

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. State boards are also beginning to file complaints against appraisers alleging incorrect Q&C ratings, making it more important than ever for appraisers to have a clear understanding of how to determine and apply Q&C ratings. Richard Hagar shows appraisers how to navigate Fannie’s Q&C rating system and stay out of trouble with state boards and Fannie Mae.

 March Series 

How to Support and Prove Your Adjustments – A Closer Look
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

Part 1: March 5th, 10 – 12:00 p.m. PST
Part 2: March 12th, 10 – 12:00 p.m. PST

 “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?

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

 Hot Topic – Recorded for Immediate Viewing

How to Support and Prove Your Adjustments – On-Demand
Presenter: Richard Hagar, SRA

Available Now On Demand
Fannie Mae is demanding you understand adjustments or else. Richard Hagar, SRA shows you the most common appraisal pitfalls when determining adjustments and how to provide the proper support, analysis and documentation for adjustments in your appraisal report and workfile. Stay trouble free with Fannie Mae and others! This course will help you understand and utilize quick and simple methods for proving adjustments and help you avoid problems, blacklisting and legal actions.

SPECIAL: Benefit from this invaluable webinar today, ahead of implementation of Fannie Mae’s January 26th deadline for (CU), and receive the Full Credit of your fee ($49) toward the expanded, two-part 4 Hour live Adjustment Webinar (see above) in March 2015. Buy Now!