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The Montana Chapter is part of the Appraisal Institute, a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 countries. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at appraisalinstitute.org.

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Spring 2019 in Missoula – May 20-24, 2019

Instructor: Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications* (22 CE hours, including exam)

Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel, and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies are presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles. Note. This 3-day course combines the previous basic and advanced condemnation courses: Condemnation Appraising: Basic Principles & Applications and Condemnation Appraising: Advanced Principles & Applications.

The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony* (16 CE hours, including exam)

This two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. It explores the scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon. The course addresses how litigation assignments differ from lender assignments and how to market appraisal services to litigation clients. Participants work in small groups to practice effective deposition and direct testimony techniques and a mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.

 

*These are 2 of the 3 courses required for the Litigation Professional Development Program and the third required course, Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications, was offered by the MT Chapter in Bozeman in October of 2015. 

 

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