Litigation Assignments for Residential Appraisers: Doing Expert Work on Atypical Cases


If you are not familiar with residential litigation and are interested in performing more challenging residential assignments, this fast-paced half-day seminar is for you!

Find out the basics of analyzing atypical residential properties for purposes of litigation. In the first case study, which is about a new house on an old dump, the class will initially identify the appraisal problem. The seminar includes opportunities to distinguish between partial and complete remediation and the role of each in this appraisal problem. Learn to differentiate between pounds of paper and critical information. Then discover how disclosure of defects may affect market value. Identify what to do when a typical sales comparison approach is not applicable. Enhance your skills in an entertaining learning environment.

The second case, which involves a home with a disappearing dock, explores deeded rights to community recreational amenities and due diligence in identifying rights associated with ownership. Learn how questionnaires can be helpful problem-solving tools.

The basics of title defect actions require identifying and measuring contributory value of a component, the disappearing dock. Learn tips to help you solve that difficult assignment in a convenient 4-hour seminar!
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Texas Plains Chapter July 28, 2023 Lubbock, TX Classroom  Check Register

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Who should Enroll

Residential real property appraisers with an interest in pursuing litigation work


  • Develop a scope of work and engagement letter.
  • Identify important issues specific to the assignment.
  • Determine necessary steps and procedures for appropriate valuation.
  • Research and identify comparable sales.




No Exam



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 20 AI Points

Class Time

4 hours

Program Overview

Required and/or Recommended Equipment

System Requirements

None specified

Additional Information

Seminar Materials Include:
  • Seminar Handbook (85 pp.)

Book Recommendations

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