General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (A290)

Education Offerings

The ASFMRA offers a variety of types of education for Appraisal, Farm Management and Consulting, and Continuing Education seminars. Take a look at what we have to offer. There is something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in Appraisal, Farm Management and Agricultural Consulting training.  We are a not-for-profit professional society and a sponsoring member of the Appraisal Foundation.  We have been providing education since 1929 and serve all jurisdictions in the United States.

Appraisal Education

ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We are a not-for-profit professional society and Sponsoring Member of the Appraisal Foundation providing education since 1929 and serving all jurisdictions in the United States. We provide Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and state approved appraisal training for certified general licensure and for continuing education.  We also offer accreditation courses that take you down the path of becoming an Accrediated Rural Appraiser.  This designation will elevate your career and show your dedication to being the best in your field.  Take a look at the courses we offer and  our education schedule to see what is being offered near you.  Let us help you take your career to the next level! 

Contact Deanna Ilk at 303-692-1222 or dilk@asfmra.org with any questions.

Designed to meet the 30 hours required by the Appraiser Qualifications Board for Qualifying Education for General Certified Appraisers. This course provides a forum for analysis and discussion of the impacts on the highest and best use of rural real estate for the appraiser, the course is designed for the appraiser who has considerable experience in appraising rural real estate or who has completed the first two levels of core courses offered by the ASFMRA. The appraiser will learn to determine ultimate highest and best uses:

  • Legally permissible uses
  • Physically possible uses
  • Financially feasible uses
  • Maximally productive uses

Please Note: This is an intermediate skill level course. It is assumed the student has already gained the level of knowledge and understanding that is taught in the lower level courses.

Required Equipment & Textbooks: HP-12c, HP-17bII or HP-19bII calculator

Optional Text: Appraisal of Rural Property, Second Edition

Contact Hours: 28 hours + 2 hour exam

Course Timetable: Days 1-3: 8 AM - 5 PM; Day 4: 8 AM - 3 PM

AQB Licensure Requirement: Certified General

Accreditation: This course is required for the ARA and the RPRA

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