The Southern New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You

As the leading organization for professional real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute represents over 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries. The Southern New Jersey Chapter has over 150 members. We are the home to appraising professionals in the following counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May, Monmouth, Mercer and Ocean.  Our members perform a variety of services ranging from single family valuation to feasibility studies for regional malls and hotel-casinos. Whether it’s assistance on a home purchase or providing expert testimony for litigation, Appraisal Institute members are uniquely qualified to meet these needs.

 

EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS: In person and virtually!

We have SUCCESSFULLY run MANY continuing educational offerings virtually since Quarter 2 of 2020. Virtual offerings are held using ZOOM from the comfort of the student’s own home/office. Because of the positive feedback, we will continue to hold seminars using this platform…and we will reintroduce in-person learning! We are here to help you meet your mandatory CE requirements! Please note whether the seminar you are signing up for will be held in-person or virtually before registering.

May
22
Wed
2024
7-Hour National USPAP Continuing Education Course @ via ZOOM
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15am
  • Class starts at 8:30am                
  • Instructor: Brian Flynn, MAI, AI-GRS

This required 7-hour continuing education course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. New case studies and tools are provided to help you learn how to better navigate USPAP in order to solve problems in your daily appraisal practice, and a USPAP Reference Manual is included with the course handbook. The topic of bias and appraisal practice will be covered using Advisory Opinion 16 showing how an appraiser can comply with USPAP as it relates to fair housing laws. The course will help you gain competency in USPAP, and it will help those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers gain competency as well.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-Hour National USPAP Continuing Education Course every 2 years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Registration includes course materials (not the USPAP Manual from the Appraisal Foundation).  When you register for the course the default is to download the course material. If you want hardcopy you have to select that option; there will be an extra fee.  This material is required for the course, but it is not the USPAP Manual, it is the student handbook for the class.  You are required to have this material in class, hardcopy or downloaded on a computer.


Note This Seminar Is On Zoom!

Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar & allow Virtual education in place of classroom education.

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

Cancellation Policy

  • Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. 
  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on registration portal.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer of upcoming courses.

Jun
3
Mon
2024
Desktop Appraisals (Bifurcated, Hybrid) and Evaluations (7 CE Hours) @ Via ZOOM
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15am
  • class starts at 8:30am          
  • 7 CE Hours      
  • Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, DESKTOP APPRAISALS ARE HERE TO STAY.  Recently released by Fannie Mae, after March 19, 2022, loan casefiles meeting certain requirements will receive the option to obtain a desktop appraisal reported on Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (Desktop) (Fannie Mae Form 1004 Desktop).  As the world changes, so do processes and methods used in many businesses including the appraisal profession. While alternative appraisal services like bifurcated, hybrid, and desktop appraisals and evaluations aren’t new, they are becoming more popular. Many appraisers are uncertain about the general requirements of each service, how appraisal standards might apply, and how these services might create liability. You’ll gain more clarity about the different services being requested which will help you to decide if these services are for you. It will review the expectations of alternative appraisal services, potential uses, appraisal standard implications, scope of work, and liability concerns as it applies to residential and commercial assignments. And it will review evaluation formats and the business opportunities for them.


Cancellation Policy

  • Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.
  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on registration portal.

This Seminar Is On Zoom

Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar & allow Virtual education in place of classroom education.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

Questions:

Contact Lisa Weiss at lisamayweiss@hotmail.com or (856) 415-0281

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer of upcoming courses.

Jun
11
Tue
2024
Fundamentals of Appraising Affordable Housing (7 CE Credits) @ via ZOOM
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15am
  • Class starts at 8:30am
  • Instructor: Stacy Letton, MAI, SRA

This seminar will provide you with a basic understanding of appraising affordable housing. You’ll learn about the differences between an affordable multifamily property and a conventional market rent property and discover how regulatory forces rather than the market determines income and even expenses. You’ll gain a basic understanding of how Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs work and recognize how other affordable housing programs interact with LIHTC units. By working problems, you’ll see how traditional appraisal techniques and approaches must be modified. Course objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the principal difference between affordable and market rent properties.
  • Understand the basic constructs of affordable housing programs and how regulatory rather than market forces drive income levels.
  • Learn how to complete meaningful rental analysis.
  • Understand what expenses may be affected by the operation of an affordable housing property.
  • Learn to adjust the Income, Sales Comparison, and Cost Approaches to better address the income characteristics of affordable housing.

Note This Seminar Is On Zoom!

Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar & allow Virtual education in place of classroom education.

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

Cancellation Policy

  • Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.
  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on registration portal.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer of upcoming courses.

Sep
24
Tue
2024
New Jersey Appraiser Law & Regulations (Mandatory class in your NJ cycle) @ Ott’s
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fall Dinner Meeting and Seminar

  • 2 CE Hours
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm NJ Appraiser Law & Regulations     
  • Presenter: Susanne Curran, MAI, AI-GRS
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Buffet dinner (cash bar) and chapter meeting

NJ Appraiser Law, Regulations   N.J.S.A. 45:14F-1, et seq. Real Estate Appraisers Act

Purpose: This course is required by NJ regulations every two years.  Students will learn about the law itself, the regulations that pertain to the law including specific areas noted in the regulation.

13:40A-5.4 (b):  All licensed and certified real estate appraisers shall be required to complete a two hour course on New Jersey law and rules governing the practice of real estate appraising.

Questions? Need help enrolling?

Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Cancellation Policy

  • Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.
  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on registration portal.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer of upcoming courses.