I’m available to teach the following classes for real estate or law offices. Each class can be tailored to fit a time slot in your office meeting. If any of the classes below sound relevant for your company, let’s set up a date. I prefer groups of 10 or more where possible and 30-45 minutes to have discussion. As long as you are local, there is no charge. This is a great way for me to share solid information and build relationships with local agents and offices. I look forward to connecting soon.
Overview of FHA Property Standards: Since FHA has been so dominant in the market, it’s important to understand the nuts and bolts of what appraisers look for during an FHA appraisal inspection. What does it take for a property to meet FHA minimum requirements? This class will help when listing and marketing a property as well as communicating with loan officers too. See my FHA appraisal articles for reference.
How to Challenge a “Low” Appraisal: Have you had a bad appraisal on one of your deals? What can you do when an appraisal comes in lower than it should? This class goes through a specific format to help you prepare a solid reconsideration of value. We’ll discuss fundamentals about reviewing an appraisal report (what to look for) and specific ways to challenge a low appraisal. Bring your laptop if you have one since we’ll be looking at a Word document together (you’re fine without one too).
Effective Blogging for Real Estate: Real estate blogging has been a big part of my business and it’s something I enjoy doing too. Blogging is an opportunity to share knowledge, build relationships and connect with existing and potential customers. If done right, a blog can help build credibility and expertise for your real estate business as well as serve as a place where potential clients can feel you out before deciding to do give you a call. This class is full of tips, how-tos and gives a framework for creating original content too. Check out “tips for real estate blogging” to get a sense of my blog philosophy.
How to Make Solid Real Estate Videos: Video is a very powerful tool for sharing information and connecting with clients. A good video can help build trust and convey professionalism for your brand, but a bad video can accomplish the opposite. This class will be very practical as we discuss how to create videos that help you stand out (in a good way). We’ll actually edit a video in class so agents can have hands-on experience knowing what to do. I create videos regularly for clients, non-profit ventures, my Sacramento appraisal business and to promote YPC events through the Sacramento Association of Realtors. I also started a real estate video site called “Sacramento Real Estate Tube”.
Introduction to Appraising: This class is great for new agents, lawyers or loan officers to help get them up to speed on the appraisal process. We will look at a common appraisal form to get a good grasp of what an appraiser looks for and how an appraiser does his job. We’ll also discuss practical tips for interacting with appraisers (things to say and not say). While a class of 10 or more is usually preferred, lower numbers are more understandable for an introduction like this.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to book a class. Call, email, or text message and I’ll get back to you promptly.