Recent Student Reviews

Comments / reviews received in 2020:

Just wanted to inform you that I received my test scores and I passed all modules on my first attempt! I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do that without your study materials. The way in which you present and explain the various concepts in a simplified manner helped enormously.  Thank you and take care. – DK
Hi Gary! Wanted to say thank you for all the great exam prep material.  I passed all 4 exams on the first taking!  – MG
Hey fellow appraisers!
If you are a stress case preparing for the four MAI Comp exams, let me tell you, the easy choice is taking Gary DeWeese course. Not only was it thorough, but I passed the comp exams on the first time! I can tell you that academically, the prep course that he offers widely suited the exams and was strategically challenging, but most importantly comprehensive. I personally was very fearful of these exams, but this course can certainly ease those concerns. I am certainly excited to be a MAI and it is in no small part due to this course. -TW
I wanted to thank you for helping me prepare for the MAI comprehensive exam.  I used all four review modules as my primary study tool and was able to successfully pass the comprehensive exam on my first attempt. Your quick and thorough responses to my questions were much appreciated.  The Income Capitalization review material was especially helpful.  I would highly recommend these review courses to other MAI candidates. -SP
I just found out that I passed the sales module and I have submitted my application for designation! Thanks for your help with your review materials and answering my questions. -DB
I finished taking the four modules and wow the questions were challenging! Tough to study for as most are critical thinking. -AR
 Thanks Gary, I like your format on these powerpoints… The explanations for the “why”/”how” to figure out the problems are clear and concise.  Greatly appreciate your work on these! -NH

Comments / reviews received in 2019:

I wanted to thank you for helping me prepare for the MAI comprehensive exam.  I used all four review modules as my primary study tool and was able to successfully pass the comprehensive exam on my first attempt. Your quick and thorough responses to my questions were much appreciated.  The Income Capitalization review material was especially helpful.  I would highly recommend these review courses to other MAI candidates.

Passed all 4. Thanks for all your help!

Your material is clean, there are no mistakes and explanations of how to answer the problem is clear and complete. Thank you for providing professional material.

Thanks again, this has been taking my income concepts to the next level. Hey, that makes sense to me now. I appreciate your quick response on both questionsl

I can quickly see that I’d like to purchase all of your modules. I like the way it is formatted and it connects well to the AI coursebooks so I can go back and reference those during my studying.

I took the synchronous online Advanced Income course that you taught in July and wanted to thank you for the excellent instruction. As I work towards the MAI designation the income comprehensive test was the one that I had been struggling with as it has been a few years since I went through the coursework. It proved to be very beneficial as I recently received word that I did indeed pass the final comprehensive test! So again, thank you very much!

Hi Gary. I passed the demo and am now an MAI! I wanted to thank you for being a resource throughout this process…especially when it came to the comp exam and the demo. I was very lucky to have you as my instructor.

Your Comp Exam material helped tremendously with my studies. I passed all four modules my first time through. Thanks so much!

Btw, after studying your Cost/HBU module I received a passing grade on the AI Comp Exam Cost/HBU module.

Hey Gary, I just wanted to let you know that with the help of your general and income modules, I have passed all of the comp exams and am officially an MAI. Thank you very much for all of your time and for all of the help you provided. It was a stressful time, but you made it quite a bit better. I think your modules are well worth the investment.

I recently used Gary DeWeese’s Prep Material to study for the four modules of Comp Exam. The review material was instrumental in helping me pass and is highly recommended. The PowerPoint materials for each module are challenging, but offer detailed solutions and Gary was available to answer some of my questions during review. If you are looking for review material, his PowerPoint set will definitely cover the information you need.

Just wanted to thank you for offering the review materials for the comp exam. Spent a good amount of time with those Power Point files. Found out Friday that I passed the 4 modules in April.

Went through most of the General slides today, and they were great. I’m looking forward to getting through the rest of them.

 

Reviews from past years:

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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. Needless to say, that was only “approaches” module I passed. 

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.

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