Real Estate Appraisal

Learn how real estate is valued and understand the activities and ethics of real estate appraisal. Enroll today!

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Approval: #6242-1004

Credit Type: Consumer Protection

Credit: 5 Hour(s) | Language: English

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About this Course

Explore the real estate appraisal process in-depth and understand how real estate valuation works.

You'll learn appraisal basics, like key terms, value principles and theories, and different approaches to appraising real estate. You'll discover how the dynamics of the market impact value.

We'll also discuss federal regulations, along with the critical traits and ethical conduct that you want in a qualified appraiser.

Finally, we'll look at case studies to help you understand the real-world implications of everything you've learned.

This course satisfies 5 consumer protection credits in California.

Course Facts

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What You Get

Certificate of completion

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Credit Hours

5 hours

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Learning Type

100% Online, Available 24/7

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Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go

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Support

Customer support available 7 days a week

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Course Update

Content is updated and current

Topics Covered

  • The Role of an Appraiser
  • Federal Legislation and National Agencies
  • Value Principles
  • The Dynamics of the Real Estate Market
  • Approaches to Appraisal
  • The Appraisal Process
  • Real Estate Practice

General Information Page

General Information Page

Real Estate Appraisal

This course is sponsored by 360training.com, Inc.
(DRE Sponsor ID#6242)
6801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg I, Suite 250,
AUSTIN, TX 78731
(877) 881-2235

When a student selects a course from the online course catalog, the following information is presented to them in a pop-up window.

This course is approved for continuing education credit by the California Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

Text Book Information:

Title: Real Estate Appraisal
Author: 360training.com, Inc.
Copyright Date: 08/06/2014
Pages: 69
Edition: 4.0

Course Description: In order to own and convey property in a market economy it is necessary for that property to be assigned a specific monetary value. This process, unlike, say, that of assigning value to durable goods -- which have specific materials, production and marketing costs -- can be somewhat more involved. With property, the fixed costs -- building materials and labor costs -- are always accompanied by more esoteric factors that go to make property more (or less) valuable. Becoming a member of the group that understands and applies these factors is a bit more complex than simply being able to understand a balance sheet.

The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the principles, theories, duties and activities that pertain to real estate appraisal and valuation. Developing an opinion of value is what the real estate appraiser does, but, as we've alluded to, this is far from an effortless process. Understanding the obligation of the real estate industry to promote professionalism and ethical business practices is a beginning to being able to carry out this process such that it is beneficial to licensees, consumers and the market in which they do business.

As well as touching upon general standards by which the value of property should be established, this course is broken down into separate lessons which cover:

- The Role of a Real Estate Appraiser
- Federal Legislation and National Agencies Governing the Industry
- An Overview of Basic Value Principles
- The Dynamics of the Real Estate Market
- Three Approaches to Appraisal
- The Appraisal Process
- Appraisal Standards and Enforcement in California
- Real Estate Appraisal Practice Exercises

Completing this course will leave the student with a good understanding of fundamental principles of appraisal, methods of real estate valuation, the various kinds of appraisal licensure and certification, the diverse types of appraisal, and what license or certificate is appropriate for given ones. In addition, the course examines the ways in which appraisal can affect both the larger economy and the availability of housing. The course concludes with real-world practice lessons in which students apply their new knowledge to examples and case studies.

Cost: $19

Hours of Continuing Education Credit: 5 hours

Method of Presentation: This course is delivered entirely through the internet, including the final exam. No printed materials are provided.

Course Offering Category: Consumer Protection

Course Completion Time Limits: You have 12 months from date of purchase to complete this course.

Refund Policy:
All tuition and fees paid for the course are due and refundable when: (a) the course of instruction is discontinued by the school, preventing a student from completing the course; OR (b) the enrollment of student was procured because of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotion materials of the school, or representation made by an owner or employee of the school. All refunds will be completed within 30 days after the effective date of enrollment termination

Validation Requirements:
Our authentication system incorporates a mechanism for preventing fraud by ensuring that the student registered for the course is engaged in the course material. During course enrollment, students create a personal registration profile by entering personal information on a secure page so that the provider may process certification. The required information may include driver's license number, address, and form of payment. During registration, the system also prompts the user for additional personal validation information used during the course: "How many doors does your vehicle have?" / "How did you renew your driver's license last?" / etc.

Randomly, the user is prompted with a personal validation question at several points during the course; these questions are based on the answers provided by the student during registration. Additionally, the questions are timed and must be answered correctly for the trainee to proceed with the course. If the question supplied is incorrect, the course is suspended and the trainee is prompted to call the provider to explain why they failed validation. Their information is verified by a trainer who can then remotely unlock the course to allow the student to proceed with the coursework. If this personal information is not verified, the provider will suspend the student from any further access, refund any tuition payments collected and take the appropriate administrative enforcement actions. This validation sequence is enforced randomly on multiple occasions upon entering, taking and exiting the course.

Testing Requirements:
At the end of each lesson there will be a short quiz of 10 multiple choice questions. You must pass this quiz with a 70% or better to move forward with the course. The quiz will be automatically graded as you complete it. Failure to pass the quiz with 70% will result in repeating the lesson.

Correspondence Course Identification Statement:
Participants shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before the administration of the final examination:
- A current California driver's license.
- A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code
- Any identification of the participant issued by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization within the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Final Examination Rules:
For the final exam, the student will have 20 minutes to complete the closed-book exam. The final exam consists of twenty (20) multiple choice questions. The student will need to score 70% or better to pass the exam. The student will be given 1 minutes per question to answer the questions during the final exam. The student will not be able to print or download the exam. After the 20 minutes, have passed the student will automatically be logged out of the final.

Please note that the student will have (2) chances to take the final exam.

DRE Regulation 3007.3(c) will only allow students to take exams for a maximum of 15 approved credit hours in any 24-hours period.

Online Evaluation Statement:
A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. Access this form by typing in "RE 318A" in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

Course Provider Complaint Statement:
A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov Access this form by typing in "RE 340" in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page. An informational form regarding course provider complaints, "RE 340A" is also available.

FAQs

When Does My Course Expire?

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

For more information about course expiration dates, please read Terms of Use.

How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.

What If I Need a Refund for My Training Course?

If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet:

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request.
  • You have NOT
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund.

You can find more information about our refund policy here.

Regulatory Information

Name:California Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Phone:877-373-4542
Website URL:http://www.dre.ca.gov/
Address:1651 Exposition Blvd
City:Sacramento
State:CA
Zip:95815

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