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.

 

NEW EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS

We have SUCCESSFULLY run Business Practices & Ethics as well as the 7hr USPAP Update virtually. Both of these offerings were held using ZOOM from the comfort of the student’s own home/office. Because of the positive feedback, we are holding another seminar to help you meet your mandatory CE requirements!
Mar
5
Fri
2021
NJ Appraiser Law & Regs (Mandatory Class Once A Cycle) @ via ZOOM
Mar 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Presented by Mary Fox, MAI

  • 8:15 AM  Sign In
  • Class runs 8:30-10:30 AM

MANDATORY CLASS FOR NJ APPRAISERS ONCE A RENEWAL CYCLE

Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education 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 please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.

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.

  • Provide general information about the law and regulations –
  • Provide some information about national licensing
  • Understand how NJ State Appraisal Board works
  • Explore misunderstood areas of Laws and Regulations
  • Discuss commonly found errors and issues (appraisals)
  • Provide references sources and information for licensees

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.

  • the origin and history of the Real Estate Appraisers Act
  • the Board composition
  • scope of practice
  • mixed practice conflicts of interest
  • continuing education requirements and criteria duty to cooperate
  • temporary visiting certificates, trainee and supervisor requirements
  • appraisal reporting and common deficiencies and the complaint process
  • National Licensing stats, NJ testing and complaint stats, information including germane ASB and AQB issues.

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.

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


Remember, these fees do not include printed materials, nor does the USPAP class include the 2020-21 edition of USPAP from the Appraisal Foundation.

Questions? Need help enrolling?  Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Click here for a PDF of our complete Winter Education Calendar.

Mar
12
Fri
2021
Business Practices & Ethics (6 CE Hours) @ via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Mary Fox, MAI

  • 8:15 am – 8:30 am: LOGIN & ROLL CALL
  • 8:30 am: CLASS INSTRUCTION BEGINS
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: LUNCH

 

Business Practices and Ethics is an important course that provides information about standards and ethics requirements for valuers in general and, more specifically, for valuers who belong to the Appraisal Institute. Through discussion questions and examples, the class compares behavior and actions that illustrate violations of the Code of Professional Ethics, and participants learn how referrals can be made. Participants are also introduced to the Appraisal Institute Guide Notes to the Standards of Professional Practice and use these Guide Notes to resolve everyday appraisal practice problems. At the end of the course, they learn about common errors in appraisal reports and review reports, and they respond to questions about challenges that arise in appraisal practice such as requests for updates and requests to change or add intended users. These are common business practice issues that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, and property tax appeal. Other real-life scenarios in the course illustrate less common business practice issues such as an appraiser’s obligation when illegal or criminal behavior is observed.


 

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education 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 please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

 

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you. (There are no materials for NJ Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

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 the registration portal. 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.


Remember, these fees do not include printed materials, nor does the USPAP class include the 2020-21 edition of USPAP from the Appraisal Foundation.

Questions? Need help enrolling?  Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

 

Click here for a PDF of our complete Winter Education Calendar.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Pennsylvania Appraisal Statutes, Regulations & Board Policies (2 CE Hrs) @ via Zoom
Jun 3 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am

Check in begins at 8:15am; class starts at 8:30am              

Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS   

This program is intended to review, inform and assist Real Estate Appraisers who practice in the state of Pennsylvania about the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act, Chapter 36 of the Rules & Regulations, Act 48 Penalties Imposed Against Appraisers and Recently Completed State Disciplinary Actions.


When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you. (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.) Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class. If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class. 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 the registration portal. 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.

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom. Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education 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 please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

Questions? Need help enrolling?

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com or call 856.415.0281

All educational offerings with the SNJ Chapter can be found at ai-snj.org/education/course-listings.

Click here for a downloadable flyer or our current course offerings.

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs @ via Zoom
Sep 10 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS

7 CE Hours

Check in begins at 8:15am; class starts at 8:30am

Single-family attached homes like condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses are the primary housing option in many urban markets. New construction detached houses are typically in subdivisions and master plan communities. Age-restricted communities are popular with retirees. Most of these developments have one thing in common: they all have associations which are governed by condominium declarations, bylaws, and/or covenants, conditions, and restrictions which affect the bundle of rights. The first part of this seminar builds the foundation for the discussion on appraising residential properties in community associations. You’ll learn why it is necessary to know how to identify the property type, why it is important to have a full understanding of the governing documents, why you need to understand where it is located, and why it’s critical to analyze the market. From there, you’ll examine the four specific groups of community organizations: condominiums, cooperatives, planned unit developments (PUDs), and condominium hotels.

Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments.
  • Understand how the bundle of rights is affected by the ownership rights associated with these property types.
  • Understand how condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments fit in the valuation process.
  • Discover which questions to ask when collecting data for condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments.
  • Provide credible assignment results to your client and intended users.

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you.  (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

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 the registration portal. 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.

Our seminars are being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education 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 please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

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

For a complete list of upcoming educational offerings and a PDF flyer for download, click here.

Oct
14
Thu
2021
Artificial Intelligence, AVMs, and Blockchain: Implications for Valuation @ via Zoom
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Mark Linne, MAI, SRA  (COURSE DEVELOPER)

4 CE hrs          

Check in begins at 12:45 PM
Class is 1-5 PM 

What if you could accomplish more in less time? It may sound crazy, but the idea that appraising is relegated to retrospective analysis may no longer be relevant. Within five years, experts predict that 50% of our interactions will involve artificial intelligence (AI). That’s going to unlock an entirely new workflow for the appraisal profession and a new set of capabilities that will drive the back office to the forefront of business strategy. What is clear is that AI and the technologies associated with it will continue to transform how we interact with information and machines.

Objectives:

  • Understand the components of AI including the internet, big data, machine learning, and the internet of things.
  • Understand the relationship of the interplay between the components of AI.
  • See how real estate appraisal is impacted by technological change that will be further altered by advances in AI.
  • Understand how to change in order to meet the new challenges.
  • Understand blockchain and how it can be used to facilitate real estate transactions.
  • Understand how technologies work in tandem with blockchain to transform the real estate marketplace
  • Recognize the challenges and the potential to gain knowledge that you’ll be able to use to provide more relevant analysis to your clients.

 


When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you. (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

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 the registration portal. 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.

Our seminars are being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education 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 please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

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

For a complete list of educational offerings and a PDF flyer for download, click here.