Courses & Seminars

ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We are a not-for-profit appraisal 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.

The ASFMRA offers specialized seminars such as Yellow Book, Valuation of Conservation Easements, Timber Property, Mineral Rights, Dairy Appraisal and a lot of other topics. Take a look at the seminars to see what we offer, then take a look at our education schedule to see what is being offered near you! If you have any questions you can contact Deanna Ilk at 303-692-1222 or

Highest & Best Use Seminar

Target audience: Appraisers

Highest and Best Use is often cited by reviewers as an area of weakness in appraisals. While proficiency with HBU is fundamental to the appraisal process, it is a tricky concept. This seminar is designed to hone your understanding of the application of HBU analysis in the appraisal process. You will review the terminology, process and methods of market analysis and highest and best use analysis as applied to real property appraisal. Using illustrations from rural and urban real estate, the seminar utilizes many examples to demonstrate the application of these processes and drill problems to give you practice in applying this knowledge.

Contact hours: 8 hours