Chapter Education News - October/November, 2016

Welcome to All!  It's time for sweaters and hoodies, hot cocoa, bonfires, walks in the woods, hay rides, pumpkins, hot cider, football and leaves changing beautifully before our eyes...

Join us as we start out the beginning of a new exciting Fall season!

We want to invite you to attend the  October 19th  Chapter Meeting at Midland Hills Country Club for lunch, a brief Chapter Meeting and a wonderful 2-Hour seminar to be presented by our own Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS on October 19th.

"Reducing Liability – Using the ANSI Residential Measuring Standards"

Each year it seems as if more and more lawsuits are filed against real estate appraisers, with the most frequent claim being the appraiser misrepresented the measured Gross Living Area square footage of the home. It can seem perplexing as to why these claims continue to plague even experienced appraisers. At first glance, measuring a residential home seems straightforward. But often, there are differences in the gross living area, depending upon who is doing the measuring. The big three (appraisers, assessors and realtors) each use different methods for determining GLA. Since GLA is a critical component in residential valuation, the use of inconsistent measuring methods often results in a domino effect. Incorrect GLA calculations also affect value conclusions with the resulting value conclusions misrepresented to the client, which can be a serious liability. This session addresses the measuring conundrum and provides a methodology to eliminate inconsistencies and thus reduce appraiser liability.

Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, MSSE, principal, BM Appraisals - Instructor                                                                                                                                            Byron presented this seminar at the AI Connect National Meetings a year ago and received great reviews!     You will truly enjoy this seminar!

Date:               Wednesday, October 19

Location:       Midland Hills Country Club

                        2001 Fulham Street

                        Roseville, MN  55113

Schedule:    11:30 am - Registration
                        12:00 am - 12:30 pm - Luncheon and brief Chapter Meeting

                        12:30 pm - 2:30 pm -  Presentation - Reducing Liability...Using the ANSI Residential Measuring Standards

Fee:   $50.00 - Guests and those who have not paid the CSF (Chapter Service Fee)

2 Hrs. Appraisal Institute CE Approved.  2 Hrs. MN Appraisal & Real Estate CE Applied for.


Everyone is welcome to attend!


October 28  -   MN SUPERVISOR/TRAINEE APPRAISAL  COURSE - 6 Hour - Roseville, MN

A great opportunity to take this course if you are a Supervisor with a New Trainee or a New Trainee!  


Minnesota Realty School

2498 Rice Street, #85(Bottom Level)

Roseville, MN55113

Registration is available above including a full description of the course and who is required to take this course!

6 Hrs of MN Appraisal CE (with Exam) approved;5 Hours Appraisal Institute CE (with Exam approved)

REGISTER  (click on "Register online" above)!


Don't miss our all-new Chapter Developed Seminar


November 11, 2016

This unique seminar is designed to appeal to Attorneys, Appraisers, and other Real Estate Professionals.  The comprehensive overview may appeal to those who are considering this area of specialization and will include learning opportunities for even the most experienced Condemnation Attorneys and Appraisers. 

The objective is for students to learn the fundamentals of condemnation practice, real world examples that can be encountered and how the attorney/appraiser roles are affected by Minnesota law.

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Registration - 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Lecture - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fee:  $175.00
The Registration Fee includes Seminar Materials, Instruction, Coffee Breaks and Lunch.


Appraisal Institute: 7 Hours of CE approved, 35 points (5 points per credit hour) MINNESOTA  Continuing Education - 7 Hours of Appraisal CE applied for.  7 Hours of Real Estate CE applied for.  Assessor CEUs applied for.
MBCLE - 7 Hours of CE applied for.

REGISTER:   (click on "Register online" above)!



Check out and keep Visiting our chapter education schedule.  We are scheduling courses and seminars for the remainder of 2016 and beginning of 2017.     Watch for updates here!

Looking forward to seeing you often !!!








Currently, all local courses and seminars will be held at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center,  on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Cen​ter (directions)
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108


Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the lower level of the center (PL-104) for $6.00 a day, or across Randall Ave. in the fairgrounds lot (PL108) for $4.00 a day.



There will be no textbooks available at the course site.

If there are required, optional and/or related textbooks, you will need to order them from the Appraisal Institute National office prior to the course/seminar.

To purchase a copy the 2016-2017 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (which is required for the 7-Hour and 15-Hour USPAP Courses) you will need to purchase a copy from the Appraisal Foundation.

Textbooks must be ordered prior to the start of the course. No textbooks will be available at the course site!



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Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 633-0676
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