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Spring 2018 Chapter Meeting & Continuing Education

February 20, 2018
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Date(s) - 02/20/2018 - 02/23/2018
All Day

Courtyard Marriot Fort Worth Historic Stockyards


Texas Chapter Spring 2018 Chapter Meeting and Continuing Education

Courtyard Marriot Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
2537 North Main Street | Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-1112
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriot at the group rate of $149. Please ask for the Texas Chapter ASFMRA block. Reservations must be made by February 5, 2018.


Download the Spring 2018 Flyer for more information.

Program Schedule
Tuesday, Feb 20 Yellow Book, lunch provided 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 21 Yellow Book, lunch provided 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 22 Yellow Book, lunch provided 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday Yellow Book optional 2-hour exam 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday Texas Rural Land Value Trends Workshop for 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday Evening Texas Chapter General Membership Meeting 6:00 PM
Thursday Evening Texas Chapter Dinner 7:00 PM
Friday, Feb 23 USPAP, lunch provided 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Course Descriptions:
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) with John Widdoss, ARA and Scott Seely, ARA instructing together.
This 3-day course is designed to provide students with an increased understanding of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, Sixth Edition. It provides participants the opportunity to:
• understand better the current edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions,
• demonstrate an increased knowledge about the application of the appraisal process to valuation assignments for federal land acquisitions,
• evaluate the content and level of information and analysis required to communicate the results of an appraisal prepared for federal land acquisitions, and;
• connect the legal foundation/rationale/guidance that govern recurring valuation problems and specialized appraisal issues unique to federal land acquisitions.
The objectives are met through a combination of lecture, discussion, problems, and case studies. While the primary focus is, of course, on the UASFLA (Yellow Book), the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act) and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are also discussed.

Registration Fees: $ 500 ASFMRA Members, $ 600 Non Members.
Registration fees include all course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch.

USPAP 2018-2019 Edition with James Synatzske, ARA instructing.
The underlying theme of all sections are USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. Discussion will focus on specific USPAP revisions and afford you the opportunity to apply this information through case studies and a review of frequently asked questions and responses of various USPAP topics. The material emphasizes the role of the appraiser, the appraiser’s impartiality associated with this role, and helps clarify concepts such as scope of work and when USPAP applies. The special responsibilities of the appraiser regarding impartiality are explored in detail.

Registration Fees: $ 200 ASFMRA Members, $ 250 Non Members.
Registration fees include all course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Texas Rural Land Values Workshop for 2017 with Dr. Charles Gilliland, Real Estate Center @ TAMU
The Chapter’s annual land value trends report will cover 2017’s trends throughout Texas. The Chapter will present the publication in April during the Real Estate Center’s annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets. As a reminder, the published report will include the names of the Chapter Members who participate in developing the estimates and trends for each reporting region. The list will include all contact information. A Chapter member, who works in more than one reporting region and assists in the data collection for each of the regions, will be listed more than once.
All Texas Chapter Members need to participate in the 2017 Land Value Workshop and provide summaries of their most meaningful sales, by land use or type, to the Team Captain for the region they work in. Sales sheets and maps, with specific sales data, are not needed. Each member’s input is “the key” to another good report!