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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

2 Half - Days Art and Science of Comparative Analysis -- Virtual

Start Date: 1/10/2023 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 1/17/2023 12:00 PM EST

MA  United States 

Organization Name: MBREA|The Association for Valuation Professionals

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

Discounted pricing for members available until January 4th. Save $30 by signing up early.

This 7 hour continuing education course re-introduces the residential appraiser to the classic scientific method formalized centuries earlier by Galileo and the English Philosopher Sir Francis Bacon. The art of appraisal…applying knowledge and perception …gained from practical experience to various valuation problems will also be discussed. Art and science are the foundation of modern appraisal practice and key elements of the appraiser’s continuous refinement of judgment abilities which enhance a more skillful use of tested valuation methodologies and techniques. The strengths and limitations of direct comparison will be reviewed as well as observation study tools to predict and test if supportable consequences are present in the appraiser’s field research.  

The gathering of relevant information as it relates to the selection of general and specific data for comparative analysis can offer important market evidence to support the appraiser’s findings. Various case study and survey components will be discussed in detail in working teams to facilitate observation, development and testing of hypotheses and drawing support for credible conclusions. Students will be actively engaged in identify familiar and unfamiliar information which could potentially support additional findings and guide the appraiser’s due diligence and scope of work.

Important Notice Concerning Virtual Classes:

MBREA’s live streaming seminars are interactive and to participate and receive continuing education credit students must have a computer or device with a camera and audio that allows the instructor to physically see and interact with all students in the class.
Please email a copy of your driver’s license to the MBREA office (
staff@mbrea.org) prior to the start of the class as we are required to verify students’ identity.
Attendance will be taken at various times during the class.

The class will be conducted using Zoom. Please note the following:

  • A link will be sent to you prior to the class in a separate email. The link is unique and should not be shared.
  • You do not need to have a paid Zoom account. We do recommend that if you have not previously Zoomed, you go to https://zoom.us/ to download their app, and test your camera and audio connection

Instructor: Anthony Federico, RA

$145 Early Bird Member Price to January 4th
$175 Member Price on or after January 5th
$215 Non-Member Price

Approved for 7-hours of continuing education in CT, MA, and RI. Please note that not all states accept CE that is provided by synchronous – virtual or live-streaming – means. You should always check with your state about their policy on synchronous education before registering for a class. The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers adopted a policy on November 18, 2021, authorizing the use of synchronous education for CE credit on a permanent basis.

Click here to read MBREA's cancellation policy.


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/10/2023 8:00 AM

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