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The San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is comprised of over 300 real estate professionals, including almost 225 who hold one or more of the prestigious MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, or AI-RRS designations. The Chapter’s boundaries include both San Diego and Imperial Counties. In addition to exhibiting a higher level of competence than the minimum standards required of appraisers who are merely licensed or certified, Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates are committed to upholding a rigorous code of professional ethics.

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COVID 19 EDUCATIONAL UPDATE: Due to concerns over the current COVID 19 crisis, all scheduled courses and seminars will be presented virtually.

After stay-at-home restrictions have been lifted and future courses and seminars are held in a classroom setting, some classes and/or seminars may have limited enrollments in order to comply with any Social Distancing orders and/or recommendations in place at the time. We will continue to monitor the situation and its impacts on future educational offerings.

To view the May 7 Covid 19 Guidance: Real Estate Transactions document prepared by the California Department of Public Health, see Covid-19 Guidance


Rapid Response: Market Analysis in Volatile Markets –  April 14, 2021 – Register Now

This seminar will be presented virtually.

The market is too dynamic now to rely on monthly, quarterly or annual sales report to support opinions on market health. This seminar will show participants how to locate contemporary data for your clients, and will demonstrate how to rapidly and accurately read and report on market changes.

Instructor: Ed Molinari, SRA, AI-RRS


Save the Date: 2021 San Diego Market Symposium –  May 13, 2021

This seminar will be presented virtually.

The seminar will include a local economist, a loan officer, and local brokers specializing in office, industrial, retail, and multi-family markets. More information will be available soon.

Seminar Developers: San Diego Chapter Education Committee


Aerial Inspections for Real Estate–  June 10, 2021 – Register Now

This seminar will be presented virtually.

Participants will learn about drones, and the various real estate businesses and their need for aerial inspections. The future trends of how drone technology will affect real estate will be discussed. Drone rules and regulations will be explored. Additionally, a case study will be presented.

Seminar Developed and Presented by Lamar H. Ellis, III, MAI, SRA, Remote Pilot, FAAST DronePro


Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies –  June 30, 2021 – Register Now

This seminar will be presented virtually.

Based on the Appraisal Institute textbook Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide, this seminar discusses in detail three of the book’s case studies that provide an overview of litigation strategies for appraisers who are new to litigation work, as well as a reinforcement of litigation skills for more experienced appraisers.

Seminar Instructor: Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Thursday, April 22, 2021; Chapter Board of Directors Meeting; 12:30 pm; meeting will be held virtually

Thursday, May 13, 2021; General Chapter Meeting; 11:30 am; meeting will be held virtually – Register Now

Thursday, May 27, 2021; Chapter Board of Directors Meeting; 12:30 pm; meeting will be held virtually

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