The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Welcomes You!

Our Chapter serves over 120 Real Estate Appraisers (Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates). The territorial jurisdiction assigned to the Hampton Roads Chapter includes the counties of Accomack, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Southampton, Surry, and York, the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We provide continuing education approved by the Appraisal Institute and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including quarterly meetings.

For more information please contact Lisa Weiss, our Executive Director, at (856) 415-0281 or

Desktop Appraisals (Bifurcated, Hybrid) and Evaluations (7 CE Hours) @ via ZOOM
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15am
  • Class starts at 8:30am
  • 7 CE hours
  • Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, DESKTOP APPRAISALS ARE HERE TO STAY.  Recently released by Fannie Mae, after March 19, 2022, loan casefiles meeting certain requirements will receive the option to obtain a desktop appraisal reported on Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (Desktop) (Fannie Mae Form 1004 Desktop).  As the world changes, so do processes and methods used in many businesses including the appraisal profession. While alternative appraisal services like bifurcated, hybrid, and desktop appraisals and evaluations aren’t new, they are becoming more popular. Many appraisers are uncertain about the general requirements of each service, how appraisal standards might apply, and how these services might create liability. You’ll gain more clarity about the different services being requested which will help you to decide if these services are for you. It will review the expectations of alternative appraisal services, potential uses, appraisal standard implications, scope of work, and liability concerns as it applies to residential and commercial assignments. And it will review evaluation formats and the business opportunities for them.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.
  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class. 
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on registration portal.

Note that this seminar is on Zoom!

Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar & allow Virtual education in place of classroom education.

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines:


Contact Lisa Weiss at or (856) 415-0281

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer for this educational offering.