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Practical Highest and Best Use

March 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 7, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

The ZOOM and Material links were sent around 3:40pm on Friday, March 3 to registrants who provided their Photo IDs in advance.  If you’ve provided your ID and not yet received the links, be sure to check your junk/spam filters.


“One of the most practical and informative classes I’ve attended!”

Instructor and Developer: John Urubek, MAI

“A review appraiser, employed by a state-regulatory agency, commented in a USPAP class that highest and best use is the most deficient section in many appraisal reports. Whenever a market value opinion is developed, USPAP S.R. 2-2(a) requires the report to “summarize the support and rationale” for the highest and best use conclusion.”

This 7-hour synchronous seminar divided over two mornings, is intended to enhance USPAP compliance for both residential and commercial appraisers.  The offering will be presented via ZOOM.


  • Reviews many basic concepts of H&B use
  • Defines key terms like “support” and “reasonably probable”
  • Clarifies the four tests of H&B use
  • Identifies the four components of a proper H&B use conclusion
  • Differentiates the four tests from the four conclusions
  • Identifies the five (5) most likely buyer types
  • Explores and develops supportable conclusions for nine atypical, real-world situations where H&B use was initially uncertain
  • Details practical procedures to help appraisers develop a proper H&B use conclusion for both typical and very atypical appraisal problems

Don’t miss this practical 7-hour synchronous seminar! It will strengthen the logic and support in every-day appraisal reports!


A Special Note About Registering:

  • Never attended an Appraisal Institute Offering or not yet updated your password / log-in since October 1, 2019 – follow these simple steps before registering.
  • Those seeking credit from states outside of California are strongly encouraged to check directly with their state licensing board(s) to confirm that the specific state(s) will (1) accept synchronous classroom education, (2) accepts education from an out-of-state provider and/or (3) offers reciprocal credit since the offering is approved by the CA BREA.
  • This synchronous program is approved for 7-hours of Appraisal Institute, BREA and State Board of Equalization (SBE) CEC.
  • Instruction will be held via Interactive Technology (ZOOM) and is based on the “live” classroom version that falls under the requirements for synchronous education
  • It is the student’s responsibility to have the required equipment – dependable Internet access, computer, webcam and microphone, agrees that attendance will be monitored and to forward their Photo ID/ Driver’s License to the Chapter Office upon completing your online registration.


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Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates – $245
Standard / Non-AI Professionals – $275

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