General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (A340) - Hybrid

Starts:  May 20, 2024 08:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (MT)

This 30 hour 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 and Income I offered by the ASFMRA. The appraiser will learn to determine the highest and best use through the required steps of:

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

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: HP-12c, HP-17bII or HP-19bII calculator (Click here for basic information how to use an HP-12c), and laptop.

Starting January 2024, all in-person participants will be required to bring their laptops as we transition to all exams being taken digitally through ProProfs. If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Johnson at 303-692-1224 or KJohnson@asfmra.org.

Suggested Textbook: 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

For questions about approvals, contact Deanna Ilk at dilk@asfmra.org or 303-692-1222

  • Dates: May 20-23, 2024
  • Instructors: Chris Anderson, ARA and Dave Bartlett, ARA
  • Audit Assist: 
  • In-Person Pricing: $769/Member, $999/Nonmember
  • Virtual Pricing: $849/Member, $1079/Nonmember
  • Format: Hybrid

Registration will close the Friday before at 12:00pm MST. If you have questions or would like to register late, please contact Katelyn Johnson at 303-692-1224 or KJohnson@asfmra.org

Click here to view the Recommended Education Path that the ASFMRA Appraisal Education/Accreditation Committee has put together; it is highly recommended that you review the pathway prior to registration.

This course will be held in a hybrid format (some students in person, some online). Upon registering, you will either select In Person Registration or Virtual Registration. If you select the Virtual Registration, you will be sent a Zoom link to access this course one week before the course start date. If you select the In Person Registration, you will be expected to attend the offering in person in Glendale, CO, throughout the duration of the offering.

The ASFMRA reserves the right to move this offering to a livestream format up to three weeks before the first date of the offering. Any in person registrants will be notified at this time. ASFMRA does not reimburse travel costs.

Textbook: The Valuing Rural America textbook is recommended for any students taking education through the ASFMRA. You may purchase a hard copy or digital version by visiting the ASFMRA bookstore.

Course Location:
ASFMRA Education Center
720 S Colorado Boulevard, Suite 350-S
Glendale, CO 80246


Hotel Information:
The Hilton Garden Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
600 S. Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246
Booking Link:  
https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=DENCKGI&corporateCode=3117120
Booking code: 3117120 - Will include complimentary breakfast.

By registering for this event, I understand that my photograph or video may be taken during participation in any activity (class, social gathering, outing, etc.) sanctioned by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). I hereby grant permission to ASFMRA to use my photograph or likeness in any publicity or promotional publications (e.g. website, social media, newspaper ads, newsletters, programs, brochures, public broadcasting releases, email promotions, etc.) and to allow video recordings of myself and/or guests.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ASFMRA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations requested for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be responded to more effectively if received at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For More Information: kjohnson@asfmra.org | 303-692-1224
*The maximum capacity for this course is 24 in-person participants and 24 online participants. 
*Please note that ASFMRA reserves the right to cancel any course 3 weeks in advance.