2022 Webinar and Live Event Calendar

Each year we try and bring relevant education topics to real estate professions.   Below you will find a list of the topics we plan to cover and dates for each.  For each topic we are offering a Live event at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors and a Zoom Webinar on the same topic the following week.  As the events get close we will have more details just follow the links to learn more and register for the events.

2022 Lunch and Learn Schedule:

FEBRUARY ♦ Renovation – Your Clients Have Options!
MARCH ♦ Know Your Listing
APRIL ♦ Home Buyer Options
MAY ♦ MSHDA Program
JUNE ♦ Property Taxes
JULY ♦ Financing Investment Property
AUGUST ♦ Renovation Your Clients Have Options
SEPTEMBER ♦ Manufactured Homes
OCTOBER ♦ Appraisals
NOVEMBER ♦ Low Down Payment Options
  • Live Event – NOVEMBER 9th
  • Zoom Meeting – NOVEMBER 17th

*Topics  and dates subject to change.

Live event will be in the GKAR classroom

5830 Venture Park Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

12:00 to 1:30

Limited Seating. RSVP required. Box Lunch will be provided.  Email bmiller@amerifirst.com to reserve your spot!

Webinar Times will be 10:30 – 11:30 am

2022 Lunch and Learn Schedule Flyer

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October Lunch and Learn / Webinar: The Ins & Outs of Appraisals

Appraisals – Its complicated

When we start talking appraisals it can get confusing.  As lenders, we learn what’s important for getting the loan closed.  Realtors put their market analysis hat on when they think about them.  Neither is correct.  Look at it this way, an appraiser is in a profession in and of it’s self.  Appraisers are licensed and trained to look at property values in a pretty specific way.  On top of that the different loan programs all have different “rules” the appraiser must follow.  Then at the end of the day its not a specific formula but a matter of opinion.  That’s why we always tell people we could order 5 appraisals on a property and we would get 5 different sets of results.   During this event we are going to go over many of the things the appraisers look at, how they analyze the property, and some of the different variables that come into play across different loan programs.  If you are looking for a deeper understanding of how appraisers think this is a must attend event.

Hot Topics We Will Cover

Here is a list of some of the things we will cover during the event:

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