Tucson - Registration Page & Class Options

Richard Hagar, SRA will be in Tucson providing two special classes over two days; 14 total CE hours for real estate appraisers.

Class Day #1 - Answers and Solutions for Tough Appraiser Questions:

Appraisers are often asked tough, strange, and sometimes illegal questions.  These questions some times come from people with minimal knowledge of the law or appraisal process.  Often these people demand answers that places the appraiser at risk.  Just because a client demands an answer while "stamping-their-feet" doesn't mean their demand is legal or necessary for a credible appraisal report.  Many clients are inappropriately trying to shift legal responsibility on to the shoulders of the appraiser.  Trying to figure out how to answer these questions or solve odd appraisal problems often leaves the appraiser bewildered. 

This class is designed to provide answers, solutions, and the legal basis that will help appraisers properly answer their top questions and reduce legal liability.  Some of the questions that will be answered in class:

  • Can you change the lenders name on an existing appraisal?
  • The buyer and seller changed the sales price; just change the value on your appraisal and resend.  Is that possible....is it legal?
  • Do I have to supply support for every adjustment in the appraisal?
  • Can I use MLS photographs?
  • The lender wants me to state that the house can be rebuilt if it burns down, can I do that?
  • Appraiser - We would want you to insert these "comps" into your appraisal, can you do that for us?
  • The property is used as a duplex but zoned SFR now what?
  • The lender demands that I sign a indemnification agreement; do I have to agree to this?
  • The AMC demands that I agree that the fee they are paying is "customary and reasonable."  Do I have to agree to this? 
  • Where does an appraiser complain about the pressure from an AMC or real estate agent?
  • Plus numerous additional questions that plague appraisers.

If you have questions, this class offers answers. (7 CE Hours) (AZ #0118-1592)

Class Day #2 - Photograph & Inspection Requirements and the Practical Use of Excel:

A lot of confusion exists regarding the required level of inspecting the subject and comparables.  Even more confusion involves the use of MLS, historic, and personal photographs.  Many appraisers have incorrect information regarding these issues.  This class will explain the USPAP, Fannie Mae, FHA, VA, and legal requirements and bring clarity to photograph and inspection requirements. 

Questions answered in class:

  • Can I use MLS photos?
  • Since the MLS photo shows what the house looked like when it sold isn't that the best photo for my appraisal?
  • Since there's a gate blocking the way, can I use MLS photographs instead of my own?
  • How would they know if I used an MLS photograph?
  • Can I reuse a photo of a comparable that I took last month?
  • Do I have to inspect the exterior of EVERY comparable?
  • Can I use a third-party to photograph and inspect the comparables?


Excel: A portion of this class will also demonstrate how the Excel program can help appraisers improve the quality of their appraisals.  This is a "hands-on" - bringing your computer is optional - training where Richard will provide each appraiser with an Excel file and take you through several EZ problems, in a step-by-step method for determining adjustments, regression analysis, calculate average/median sales prices and organize data and photographs.  Once you learn these EZ steps in Excel, you might skip purchasing an expensive "adjustment program" from someone else.  Better appraisals at a lower cost is the goal of this class. 

Bringing your computer to class is strictly optional. Each student will be provided a step-by-step guide to using the Excel (or other spreadsheet programs) that you can reference later back at your office. The class will take you through the steps that you can practice live in class, or practice later after class when you have a computer.  With or without a computer you will still learn how to use spreadsheet programs.

(7 CE Hours) (AZ #0118-1591)

Pick one or two classes.  Select what fits your time and budget.  Remember, superior knowledge is the mark of a Tier 1 appraiser.

Day #1

  • Answers and Solutions for Tough Appraiser Questions
  • 7 CE hours, AZ# 0118-1592, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day #2

  • Photograph and Inspection Requirements and The Practical Use of Excel for Appraisers
  • 7 CE hours, AZ# 0118-1591, Thursday, February 22, 2018

*** $160 each or $280 for BOTH classes ***

Seating is limited, so register early!

Class Schedule:

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8:00 - 8:30 

8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

90 minute break.  Lunch is not included in the price.

Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson Mall

5950 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

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Questions:  Van or Vickie

Phone:        206-236-0787

Email:          classes@hagarinstitute.com


The registration is for the TUCSON classes ONLY.


Register early for the Tucson classes since seating is limited.  

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The Hagar Institute
7433 SE 27th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-236-0787

Space is confirmed when we receive your registration. We cannot guarantee registration without payment.

(The vendor on your statement will appear as KINJA LLC or Hagar Institute)

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Student initiated cancellations will be refunded according to the following schedule:
> Greater than 15 full calendar days prior - 90% refund.
> 6-14 days - 50% refund.
> Less than 5 full calendar days prior – NO REFUND