Recent Student Reviews

Comments from students taking Gary’s recent webinars:

I just found out I passed all four sections of the comp. exam on the first attempt! I relied heavily on your courses during my preparation for the comp. exam. The mid to high level of difficulty of the questions was beneficial in getting ready. Thanks for the additional quick response when I did have questions on the material.

I took the comprehensive last year, and due to time constraints, I was only able to take the Sales Comparison Approach webinar that you offered. Needless to say, that was only “approaches” module I passed. I think your webinar really helped and I look forward to making sure I take them this time around!

Generally speaking your format was perfect for me as I was unwilling to travel out of state for a course and really wanted an extra push for the income section.

It really let me know how ill-prepared I am for the exam.

I found the webinar to be helpful yesterday.  You helped me pass Sales last time around, so I’m feeling better about Income now. There were definitely topics you covered yesterday that I was uneasy about, so I’m more confident now.
It was good to hear the explanations. Although I am still scratching my head on some concepts, but hope to figure them out by working through the problems with the solutions to help me out.

Material was good – very glad to have ahead of time to print as I worked all problems on hard-copy of slide set.

I think Gary did a great job with the questions and explanations. I wouldn’t change anything

You should be the education chair for the Appraisal Institute.

I appreciated the lack of war stories and just going to work on the problems.

I took both the income and sca (sales comparison approach) reviews you offer. I do believe they were very effective as that is all I really studied.

I passed all but the cost approach module. I took both the income and sca reviews you offer. I do believe they were very effective as that is all I really studied. I will say that the large scale problems were quite challenging on the exam and there was certainly some odd ball geometry related questions, which seemed unnecessary. 

 I just wanted to let you know I passed Module 3. I felt well-prepared during the exam, which I attribute to your course.  Thanks, Gary!

The test questions were straight forward and tough, which is good.

The webinar was a great way to see how much I already knew and what I had no clue on.  This is very important when it’s time to really study for the comp.  Bottom line, it’s a good measuring stick.

I preferred the “live” webinar. It was nice to be able to have direct interaction with you, as well as hear others questions and your answers/explanations to those questions.

I think the explanation from you in the seminar is the only way we get to learn. Many of us out here are not fortunate to have good mentors, so this is invaluable.

A great refresher for those of us who took courses a long time ago, and delivered in a very affordable (in terms of both time and dollars) manner.

WIll be very helpful going into the Comp Exam.

Thanks again for putting together a great review course.

Anyone who wants to pass the test just has to take your course
and then study the material.

I passed all four modules on the first try and want to thank you for your help. I found your material to be an excellent study resource and I also appreciate you taking the time to respond to all my questions.

I wanted to let you know that I passed the comp exam. I found your review classes very helpful and I wish I had taken them before my first attempt at the comprehensive.
Just a note to say thanks for the help with Income Module. I successfully passed the test last month – it was my third time taking it, but the first time I had taken your seminar.

Can’t thank you enough for the webinar format, as I have a very young family and travel is nearly impossible. This test was the only thing I needed to complete for the designation.

I just found out I passed all four sections of the comp. exam on the first attempt! I relied heavily on your courses during my preparation for the comp. exam. The mid to high level of difficulty of the questions was beneficial in getting ready. Thanks for the additional quick response when I did have questions on the material.

I just found out I passed the Comp. Thanks again for your on-line classes. They were very helpful.

I took the comprehensive last year, and due to time constraints, I was only able to take the Sales Comparison Approach webinar that you offered. Needless to say, that was only “approaches” module I passed. I think your webinar really helped and I look forward to making sure I take them this time around!
You played much more than a small role. My favorite instructor by far and the Comp review material was very helpful. Thanks for everything!

Given personal time constraints, your material was all that I studied.

Generally speaking your format was perfect for me as I was unwilling to travel out of state for a course and really wanted an extra push for the income section.

I wanted to let you know that I passed my comp exam this month.
Thanks for your help with the course material on the review class.

I just wanted to let you know I passed Module 3. I felt well-prepared during the exam, which I attribute to your course. Thanks, Gary!

Many of us out here are not fortunate to have good mentors, so this is invaluable.

I think the explanation from you in the seminar is the only way we get to learn. Many of us out here are not fortunate to have good mentors, so this is invaluable.

Comments from students taking recent Appraisal Institute courses.

 

Knows material well

Gary is very good at balancing real world discussions/ application while also making sure we are prepared for the exam

Excellent communicator, well suited for instruction

Favorite instructor

Gary is very good and is easily approachable

Demonstrates exceptional knowledge of concepts, helpful

Great voice, overall presentation, patience, ability to answer student questions.

Big picture guy

Did a great job

Experienced, good communicator

Gary had a great grasp of the material & sense of humor to keep the students attention

Well prepared/good voice

Excellent instructor

Great real world experience – thinks outside the box

Took time to explain things

Excellent teacher, makes things very clear