Monterey Bay Appraisal Seminar 2021

Date: July 9, 2021

Location: Virtual Classroom, CA

Northern California Chapter
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Virtual Classroom, CA
Lisa M. Estes
Steinley, Craig / Molitor-Gennrich, Dawn / Gregoire, Frank / Adomatis, Sandra / Konikoff, Paula / Jeffries, Russ / Strimling, Wendy / Tack, Larry / Adler, Glen / Belote, Mike
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Monterey Bay Appraisal Seminar 2021

We are pleased to present the debut offering of the revival of this long-standing networking and educational event.  The Monterey Bay Appraisal Seminar originated in 1960 as a joint offering sponsored by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute and NAIFA.  After a hiatus of several years, the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is proud to revitalize this iconic, long-standing education and networking event..

Our 2021 debut offering will be a 6-hour "virtual" presentation.   But, we are already looking ahead to next year and plan to "go LIVE" and host this soon-to-be annual event in the scenic Monterey Bay area in 2022!

2021 Topics include:

  • State of the Profession
  • Avoiding Bias - Building a Bias Defense:  An Examination of the Revised Advisory Opinion 16
  • When Attorneys are Our Clients:  The Ups and the Downs
  • All You Need to Know About Assessment Appeals

2021 Presenters include:
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS - 2021 Appraisal Institute National Vice President
Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS - Independent Consultant to the Real Estate Industry
Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-GRS - Molitor-Gennrich Consulting, Inc.
Francois (Frank) K. Gregoire, ASA, IFA, RAAGregoire & Gregoire, Inc.,  Member of NARs Diversity Committee
Russ Jeffries - Chair, AAB
Wendy Strimling - County Counsel, AAB
Larry Tack - Former Member of AAB, Retired Supervisor, Monterey Co. Assessor's Office
Glen Alder - Vice Chair, Monterey County Assessment Appeals Board
Mike Belote - California Advocates, Inc.
Sandra Adomatis, SRA - Adomatis Appraisal Service

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Every sponsorship level includes complimentary seminar attendance

Important Items to Know / Understand Before Registering

  • Equipment and IDs: It is the student's responsibility to have the required equipment: Dependable Internet access, computer with webcam, microphones and speakers. The instructor / monitor must be able to see / view students throughout the offering and the students must be able to view the instructor and/or the instructor's presentation. Most laptops have the webcam, microphones and speakers built-in.  As part of the required attendance monitoring for virtual classroom offerings, all students need to provide the Chapter Office with a copy of their Photo ID/Driver's License upon registering.
  • Virtual Classroom Education Credit:  If you are seeking credit for this offering from a state outside of California, check directly with your state licensing board(s) - before registering - to make sure that they will accept (1) virtual classroom credit and/or (2) credit from an out-of-state provider.  Use caution in relying on information that appears on websites as some states do not consider "virtual" classroom education equivalent to "classroom" education.  Applications are NOT being submitted to any states outside of California; not all states accept virtual classroom education.  Some states may have reporting requirements that the chapter cannot comply with.

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received by Friday, June 25, are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after that time but prior to noon on Friday, July 2, are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations received after noon on Friday, July 2 or for seminar "no shows." Cancellations can be emailed to

Northern California Chapter
925-932-7753 via email

Additional Information


Online registration / check-in will begin at 8:00am (Pacific Time) on Friday, July 9. All registrants should check-in by 8:20am as the seminar will begin promptly at 8:30am and will conclude at 4:00pm.  Our early check-in allows sufficient time for equipment system checks and networking with other registrants.  Mini-scheduled breaks (15 minutes) will be taken between sessions and 45-minutes has been allotted for lunch.  There are no scheduled breaks within each breakout session.



This offering falls under the temporary SIP exemption for virtual classroom education. Under this approval, registrants must have the following equipment so that they can see the presenter and the presenter/program monitor can see them: dependable Internet access, computer with webcam, speakers and microphone. Webcams and microphones are built-in on most laptops. All equipment must be in working order. If the instructor/program monitor cannot see or hear the registrant; continuing education credit is jeopardized. To help ensure receipt of CEC, only one registrant can be visible per webcam at all times. Registrants will connect using ZOOM interactive technology. The phone "call-in" only option is NOT an approved connection mode for those seeking CEC credit for this offering.



This offering is approved for 30-points of Appraisal Institute CEC, 6-hours of California BREA CEC and 6-hours of California SBE Training Credit.  Applications are NOT being submitted to any states outside of California; not all states accept virtual classroom education. Seeking Credit Outside of California? It is up to the registrant to check with his/her state licensing board(s) prior to registering to ensure that his/her state accepts (1) virtual classroom education, (2) credit from an out-of-state provider and/or (3) determine if his/her state accepts reciprocal credit with California.  Some states may have special reporting requirements that the chapter is not able to comply with. This offering is being conducted under the temporary exemption for virtual classroom education due to COVID/SIP as outlined by the ASC/AQB, AI, BREA and SBE. Typically, IRWA, ASFMRA and ASA offer reciprocal approval for AI offerings; check with these organizations directly before registering to re-confirm especially since this is a virtual classroom offering. Attendance requirements will be strictly enforced; 100% attendance required. Partial credit is not available. Verified attendance certificates will be available for download within 15-working days of the seminar.



All confirmed registrants will receive an email confirmation that will also serve as a payment receipt.



As part of the required attendance monitoring for virtual classroom offerings, all students need to provide the Chapter Office with a copy of their Photo ID/Driver's License upon registering. This information is used strictly for photo verification. You may cover all personal information with the exceptions of your pre-printed name and photo. Easy Tip: Just cut post-it notes to size and cover information that you don't want to share before taking a picture of your ID/DL with your phone or sending a scanned copy to In the subject line of your email type -"DL - [ insert your last name] – MBAS 2021". The ZOOM log-in information can only be forwarded to those who provide their photo ID/DL in advance.



The ZOOM link will be sent within 48-72 hours of the seminar only to confirmed registrants who have provided their photo ID/DL in advance.  
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Northern California Chapter
925-932-7753 via email


Disclaimer Information

We reserve the right to substitute speakers/panelists, change the virtual presentation platform or even cancel this event due to circumstances beyond our control.  If you have a disability and may require special accommodation, please notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance to arrange for reasonable accommodation.

By registering for this event, you agree that

  • your attendance may be recorded, photographed, and/or monitored at any time
  • you will provide the Chapter Office with a copy of your DL/Photo ID in advance
  • will accept emails from the chapter; add this address to your accepted list of emails -
  • your contact information may be published in a networking roster

Note:  If you do not receive emails on a regular basis from the Northern California Chapter (, be sure to visit our homepage and sign-up to receive our emails.  Registrants will not want important details like ZOOM links and/or material downloads defaulting to spam / junk.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The Appraisal Institute does not publish examination review materials. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.