April 11, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Blue Mountain Brewery
9519 Critzers Shop Road
VA 22920
Members: $89. Non-members: $99
  • Check in at 12:45pm
  • Seminar from 1-5pm   
  • (CE pending w/VA State Bd; approved by the Appraisal Inst.)
  • Seminar created and presented by Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA  

This seminar covers the essentials needed to be able to perform an aerial inspection of a property. The goal isto go over Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and share best practices. We will use the Hosting party’slocal area to go over the challenges of contracting an assignment and discussing the need for havingcontingency plans. Topics for the seminar include: Becoming compliant to fly; Marketing and the Demonstration Reel; Contracting an operation; Make sure you’re ready to fly; Assessing operational risk on site; Make sure you have the data; Different delivery systems for your client.

Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA, has been appraising real estate for over 30 years, having begun his career as a staff appraiser & construction loan inspector for a local Atlanta Savings and Loan Bank. In 1992, he began working as an independent fee appraiser for local Atlanta Banks. From 1999 – 2000, Lamar led a construction lending department in Georgia for Main Street Bank. He is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Inst. and has served as the Educational Chair, Regional Representative, and on the Board of Directors. In 2014, he began to develop courses focusing on Drone Technology and Its Impact on the Appraisal Profession. He has presented in 41 States and internationally on the benefits of aerial inspections for real estate. In 2023, he earned the “Outstanding Service” Award from the Appraisal Institute for introducing Drone Technology into Real Estate Valuation.


Separate registration is required for the dinner meeting that will follow, but please make plans to attend! Click here to learn more.

Click here to download a printable PDF for April 11th education and dinner program.