Appraisal Trifecta: Markets, Forms, and Bias

Registration Open: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Class ID: 
Denis DeSaix

This class is changing to a remote Zoom class because of the recent rise in delta variant infections.

Appraisal Trifecta: Rising Markets, Fannie Forms and USPAP Compliance, and Assembly Bill 948 (California Implicit Bias and Sensitivity Training)

2-Hour Class – California BREA Approval#21CP986603118
Schedule: Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM PST

This 2-hour remote Zoom course will cover three timely and important topics for California Appraisers: Rising markets can present unique challenges for appraisers; the Fannie Mae form 1004/Freddie Mac form70; and recent news about complaints of appraiser bias and appraisal low valuation that target minority groups to be addressed by Assembly Bill 948 (AB948).

Our instructor is Denis DeSaix. Mr. DeSaix is the Principal and Chief Appraiser at Metrocal Appraisal with over 20 years of appraisal and consulting experience. Mr. DeSaix’s areas of expertise include complex appraisals, estate and portfolio valuations, consulting and expert witness services for the general public, attorneys, CPAs and mortgage lenders, review appraisals for banks and mortgage lenders, and forensic review work for attorneys and lenders. Denis is a designated member (SRA, MAI) of the Appraisal Institute. Denis DeSaix has been qualified as an expert witness for court testimony and has offered expert testimony for real property tax appeal hearings. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, and is proud to have served as a United States Marine. Denis also served as president of the REAA East Bay chapter and the Northern California chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Cost of the class is $30 for members and $60 for non-members. You must have a free account on the REAA website to receive continuing education credit.

Attendance will be capped at 100. First come, first served.

You must show yourself with valid ID during class and will be required to respond to questions periodically in Zoom. These steps are required to meet the emergency BREA guidelines granting continuing education credit. You are welcome to attend the class and not receive CE.

You will receive a link to the class materials the day before class starts. This class is a joint effort of the REAA chapters.

Registration closes on Sunday, September 12 at 9:00 PM.