Home Study Course

Note: The ASEA Principles of Valuation Home Study Course must be completed before taking the ASEA Advanced Principles of Valuation Home Study Course. An exam will be administered at the end of the courses.

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Don't miss this opportunity to move your skills and your business to a higher level!
You'll be prepared to go after those big appraisal jobs immediately after you complete this course.

The Home Study Course is an excellent course designed to show you how to professionally appraise horses, livestock and/or farm equipment in compliance with the same national standards used by all professional appraisers, including real estate appraisers.

The ASEA Home Study Course comes with a Student Manual, a flash drive, a Workbook that takes you through the 35-hour course, an Answer Book so you can self-check your progress, and a toll-free number to call should you need assistance. The cost of the Home Study Course is $995. Call today for additional information on the course.

Why are the ASEA's Home Study Courses Important?

In today's high-tech world, businesses and individuals depend on competent and accurate appraisals. They want to be assured the appraisers they hire have the education, experience, and skill needed to produce work that meets the nationally accepted Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Just saying you are an experienced appraiser isn't enough. As an appraiser who has met the AQB's Personal Property Appraiser Minimum Qualification Criteria, your clients can be confident that you have the ability to develop and write appraisals that comply with USPAP's recognized appraisal standards.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to write a binding contract that will avoid confusion over what work will/will not be performed and how and when you will be paid.
  • The three types of appraisal reports and when to use each one.
  • The factors that affect markets.
  • The "Bundle of Rights" and how they affect value.
  • How to identify the various market levels and determine which one applies to your appraisal assignment.
  • The three approaches to estimating value and when to use each one.
  • The different types of value and the forces that influence value.
  • Conditions that can limit the scope of your appraisal.
  • The importance of knowing the difference between the report date, effective date and inspection date in an appraisal report.
  • The importance of knowing when to accept or decline an appraisal assignment.
  • The difference between a literal and an interpretive description of property.
  • How to define an appraisal problem so you will know what type of market and value to consider when appraising a subject property.
  • How to plan your appraisal to avoid leaving out important factors that could affect the accuracy of your estimated value.
  • The types of transactions that establish property ownership.
  • Restrictions that can affect property ownership, use and value.
  • The significance of knowing the difference between price, cost and value.
  • How to use the factors that influence markets to analyze market conditions.
  • The importance of understanding the intended use of an appraisal.