Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LIA's Seminar "Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers" at the ATA’s Rio Grande Valley State Appraisers Conference, Jan. 17-18

LIA is pleased to be affiliated with the Association of Texas Appraisers (ATA).  I will be teaching LIA’s 4-Hour CE seminar "Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers" at the ATA’s Rio Grande Valley State Appraisers Conference in McAllen, TX, January 17-18.  The conference offers a total of 11 CE hours at reasonable cost to both members and nonmembers.  Here is a link to the conference information on ATA's website.  A 2012-13 USPAP Update course will be given on the first day.  Our seminar will be presented in morning of the second day. 

Appraisers who are insured by LIA for their E&O or who purchase E&O from LIA later this year become eligible for a one-time discount on their E&O premium of $50 (for a $500K or $1m per claim policy) or $25 (for a $300k per claim policy) per appraiser by completing the Loss Prevention Program at the conference.  This discount may be applied toward any payment due after the seminar.

We teach our Loss Prevention Program around the United States and it is the same seminar that we taught at the Appraisal Institute's Annual Meeting in August and at the Appraisal Summit & Expo in Las Vegas in November. It addresses current legal claims and liability issues affecting residential and commercial appraisers and how to decrease your personal risk. The information is based on actual claims and lawsuits. In addition to discussion about the interesting facts involved in many of the cases, the seminar provides specific instruction about how appraisers can improve certain aspects of their reports that lead to legal claims from disgruntled lenders, borrowers and other parties.  We will also discuss emerging legal issues such as the FDIC, indemnification clauses and other contractual issues.

Information about registration for the conference is available at the ATA’s website.  Registration is through the ATA.