2019 Continuing Education Program


This year our continuing education will be held Friday and Saturday September 13th & 14th. Classes will be held at the Tri-City Association of Realtors located at 7151 W. Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick, WA. Below are brief descriptions of this years offerings.



Rural Valuation Basics

Friday September 13th


This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided. 7.0 CE Hours.

This seminar requires a laptop or notebook loaded with MS Excel 2007 or 2010.


Solving Land Valuation Puzzles

Saturday September 14th


Learn how to solve a variety of land valuation and feasibility problems using less commonly used land valuation techniques in this one-day seminar. Interactive case studies and discussion topics cover highest and best use considerations, land residual analysis, contamination, impacts of tax increment financing on feasibility, condemnation, subdivision analysis, unit of comparison selection, and alternatives when inadequate land sales exist. Problem identification, assignment conditions, scope of work decisions, and standards of practice are reviewed in each problem and solutions are discussed. Lively class discussion and interaction will result as problems are explored. 7.0 CE Hours.


To sign up please visit the Appraisal Institute Education site here:



Both courses are approved in Washington, Oregon and Idaho for Certified Residential and Certified General Appraisers.


For additional information about our 2019 education offerings please contact Education Chair Nikki Griffith at: appraisalgroupsewa@gmail.com