Event Calendar

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2020 New England Appraisers Expo General and Residential Programs

Start Date: 12/8/2020 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 12/15/2020 12:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Live-Streaming on Zoom

Organization Name: MBREA

Email: staff@mbrea.org
Phone: (617) 830-4530

General & Residential Programs

Check out the special offer at the bottom of the page!

The 2020 New England Appraisers Expo General & Residential programs will take place on December 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on December 15, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance both days is required to receive CE credit.

We are required to track each participants attendance which will be done through poll questions which will launch periodically throughout both days of the programs. We will not be able to award CE credit to participants who fail to answer all the poll questions.
Members: (AI and MBREA): $155
AI members who are not MBREA members should obtain a code from the Chapter office.

All Others:
Everyone saves $30 when you register before November 28, 2020

December 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

America Moves…When the Pressure Cooker Dings

America is now in a pressure cooker when it comes to our home lives, our work lives, and trying to stay healthy. Dr. Lautz will provide an economic and demographic overview of the changing housing landscape and the new relationship we have with our homes.
Jessica Lautz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Demographics & Behavioral Insights at National Association of REALTORS®

Let’s Get Real About Implicit Bias
A basic appraisal tenet is that appraisers act as dispassionate reporters and analysts of the marketplaces and are challenged to be impartial, objective, and independent in their development of opinions. Bias is prohibited under USPAP. Appraisers generally are convinced that bias does not affect the outcome of their reports.
Recent studies such as a 2018 Brookings Institute report brought attention to the disparity in home values between predominantly Black communities and White communities. In 2019, the House Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing focused on discriminatory appraisal practices. Most recently, stories have emerged highlighting the experiences of Black homeowners with appraisals.

This session of the Expo will enable us to better understand and identify how implicit bias within appraisal development and reporting can be identified and to find pathways to overcome and minimize it. The program will better help appraisers to understand how implicit and unconscious bias can affect appraisal reasoning and results.
William J. Pastuszek, JR., MAI, MRA, Moderator
Danyl Collings, Certified Residential Appraiser
Delisa Joseph, VP and CRA Officer, Needham Bank
Nicole Rodriguez, NJ Policy Perspective
Madison “Matt” Thompson, Consultant

December 15, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Practical Aspects of How Attorneys and Appraisers Interact - I

Appraisers have opportunities to work on a assignments other than for lenders, but their unfamiliarity with the expectations of attorneys and private assignments is a frequent stumbling block.
Eugene Nigro, an established probate and divorce attorney, will help demystify the process of appraisers working with attorneys in the engagement and completion of assignments. He will discuss when expert testimony may be required, provide a trial outline used for preparation, and describe the qualifications and experience attorneys look for when engaging an appraiser.
Eugene Nigro, Esq., Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas, LLP

The Practical Aspects of How Attorneys and Appraisers Interact -- II
Feeling burned out with lender work?  Then attend this session and learn how to expand your licensed scope of practice to include other users of appraisal services seeking professional competency and expertise. Anthony N Federico, RA and Shaun Fitzgerald, RA will share their experiences involving various types of attorney engagements and provide practical advice for you to incorporate into your appraisal practice. Topics addressed in this session will be preliminary discussions, problem identification, formal engagement of service, assignment conditions and elements and how they affect the scope of work, applying ethical conduct obligations, avoiding advocacy risk, effective reporting, attorney consultation and preparation for expert witness testimony if called upon and more.
Anthony N. Federico, RA, Residential Appraisal Services
Shaun Fitzgerald, RA, Fitzgerald Appraisals

Appraising in a COVID Driven Market
The demand for housing outside urban cores is driving prices through the stratosphere as buyers compete with each other in pursuit of a house that brings space for remote working and amenities for families. 
Appraising in a COVID Driven Market will explore appraisal issues emerging as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The panelists will delve into buyer and seller motivations, the valuation challenges of a market short in supply and high in demand, whether there is a new way to look at adjustments, and what lenders think about your reports.
Jonathan Asker, MRA, Moderator, North Atlantic Appraisal & Consulting
Deborah Carlson, VP, Needham Bank
Richard Goulet, MRA, The Appraisers Group
Jamie Moore, Jamie Moore Appraisal Services
Kurt Thompson, 2020 President, MA Association of REALTORS

Credit Information: Applications have been submitted to CT, MA, NH, RI, and VT for up to three-hours of continuing education credit for the General Session and up to four-hours of continuing education credit for the Residential Program. Actual number of hours of continuing education credit is at the discretion of each state.
Bonus Offer!
Sign up for the 4-hour Commercial Program for the very low price of $50. Click here for more info and to register.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 12/7/2020 12:00 PM

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