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Kaplan Appraisal Education Partners with Industry-Renown Appraisal Authors to Develop New Course

LA CROSSE, WI – Kaplan Appraisal Education, and appraisal authors Jeffrey Johnson and Tony Lesicka, announced a new partnership today to implement real-world appraisal examples from the pair’s popular textbook into a new Kaplan appraisal continuing education course.

The book, “Real Estate Appraisal Practice: A Collection of Examples,” consists of 142 examples based on actual real estate narrative appraisal reports. The examples will serve to bring the curriculum to life in Kaplan’s new live appraisal CE course, “Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market—12 Proven Strategies.”

“In a perfect world, students would be able to go into the field and see real life demonstrations of the curriculum as they are learning it,” Kaplan Executive Director Melissa Kleeman-Moy said. “The examples included in this new course will bring real, lesson-specific appraisal situations to them as part of the coursework.”

Kaplan’s new course is designed to take the guesswork out of the adjustment process through teaching mastery in 12 simple, field-proven strategies. According to Johnson, the examples selected for inclusion in the course will offer value to both seasoned real estate appraisers and less experienced professionals.

“These examples demonstrate appraisal procedures that can be applied to many different real property types,” Johnson said. “They show proven techniques that real appraisers are currently using, with unlimited applicability.”

The new course is slated for release in Kaplan’s Minnesota appraisal classrooms in May 2014, and will be released in Colorado and New Mexico at a later date.

About “Real Estate Appraisal Practice: A Collection of Examples”
“Real Estate Appraisal Practice: A Collection of Examples” is an educational book that consists of 142 examples based on short excerpts from actual real estate narrative appraisal reports. It gives a current, real-world snapshot of the appraisal profession. The format for each example consists of a Brief Synopsis, the Presentation of the Example, followed by Author’s Review Comments. The examples are presented to demonstrate the methods, processes, and ideas that they represent. Each example is supplemented with a brief assignment synopsis and subsequent author comments. The book is organized into chapters that follow the typical structure of most narrative appraisal reports, with several examples in each chapter. For more information on the book, visit

About Kaplan Appraisal Education
Kaplan Appraisal Education is a leading U.S. provider of appraisal licensing, license upgrade, and continuing education courses. Kaplan offers courses in both traditional live classroom and convenient online formats. The company’s diverse course delivery methods, flexible scheduling, and wide selection of courses make it easy for students to complete the education they need, when and where it’s convenient. To learn more about Kaplan Appraisal Education visit

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