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Q: What are the dates and times that I need to know? 

A: Your Ultimate Training Package begins with a personalized small group training with 1-2 other appraisers on Friday, Feb 4th 2022.

The Welcome Dinner will be held on the evening of Friday, Feb 4th, where you'll meet appraisers attending the training on Saturday & Sunday. 

The Desktop Valuation Business and Lifestyle training will be February 5th and 6th, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday). This training will be with approximately 19 other appraisers.

A Farewell Dinner will be held Sunday evening. 

View the event timeline below, exact times will be given closer to the event.

Q: What do I need to bring to the training?

A: Just bring yourself! We will provide a binder, notepad, itinerary, example reports, pencils, name tag as well as a carrying tote bag.

Q: Can I record the training?

A: No. Video and voice recording devices are not allowed. Your 1-day training will not be recorded. We will record the 2-day training and provide you with access after the event.

Q: Can I bring a guest/spouse to the dinners or the training.

A: Yes you can! For an additional fee you may bring a guest, spouse or office assistant to the trainings and to attend all event functions. A separate fee is set-up for those guests who would just like to attend the 2 dinners with you. Please email us about this option if you would like to add it.

Q: What food will be provided?

A: For all 3 days of your training a casual lunch will be provided in the hotel restaurant. Water, tea and coffee will be available throughout the day and light snack available in the afternoon. An informal Welcome Dinner is included on Friday at Aviles restaurant, and a Farewell Dinner on Sunday at a nearby, walkable restaurant (tbd).

Q: What is the dress attire?

A: Wear whatever you’ll feel comfortable in. Ron will be teaching in his usual t-shirt and jeans. The training room temperature can vary from morning to afternoon, so short-sleeves and a sweater can help keep you comfortable.

Q: What about COVID?

A: Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while traveling to or attending this event. Desktop Appraiser, LLC will be following all state and local health safety guidelines.

To help reduce the risk of contracting an airborne illness we have restricted the training to 20 attendees, and middle seats will be removed so attendees are spaced further apart. The Welcome Dinner will be held on the hotel's patio for open air ventilation (weather permitting). The training room has windows and a small patio to allow for more ventilation.

If at anytime you become ill and cannot attend the training, please call or email us and we will do our best to provide you with a full or partial refund. The training will be recorded, so in the event that you cannot attend live, you will still be able to get the training information.

Q: Who should I contact if I get lost?

A: Please call Lacey’s cell phone at 914-500-3763

If she can’t be reached, call the Hilton's front desk: 904-829-2277

Q: Where should I stay?

A: Please click here to jump to hotel recommendations on this page.

Q: How do I get to St. Augustine (flights & directions)?

A: Please view the flight information here and go here for the map on this page.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Old town St. Augustine is very walkable. We recommend leaving your car at your hotel and walking to the Hilton Bayfront if possible.

Valet parking at the Hilton Bayfront is $20/day. Overnight parking is $28/day. There is no self-parking at the hotel.

There are public parking lots and street parking near the hotel, most spots charge $2.50 per hour and most are free on Sundays. Go here for more details on public parking in St. Augustine.

Event Timeline

A more detailed itinerary will be sent closer to the event.

Friday, February 4    

9:00am – 4:00pm Ultimate Day Training

Your personalized small group training with 1-2 other appraisers at the Hilton Bayfront's Board room.

6:00pm – 8:30pm Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner at the Hilton Bayfront's restaurant, Aviles. This will be held in the restaurant's outdoor patio, weather permitting.

Meet and Greet with Ron, Lacey and other attendees of the larger group training for a casual dinner.

Saturday, February 5     

9:00am – 4:30pm Day 1 Group Training

9:00am – Day 1 Training Begins

12:00pm – Buffet lunch will be served

4:30pm - Closeout

4:30pm - Conclusion of Day 1. You're free to explore the town and rest up for Day 2. Let us know if you need dinner recommendations!

Sunday, February 6       

9:00am – 4:30pm Day 2 Group Training

9:00am – Day 2 Training begins

12:00pm – Buffet lunch will be served

4:30pm - Conclusion of Day 2

6:00pm - 8:30pm – Farewell Dinner at a nearby location, TBD


St. Augustine has many accommodations to choose from. For convenience, you may decide to stay at the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront.

There are plenty of other hotels located within a 10 minute walk to the location of the training. Here are just some:

Getting THere

Address & Directions

  • Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
  • 32 Avenida Menendez
  • St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • p: 904-829-2277

  • The hotel is across the street from Matanzas Bay between Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the Bridge of Lions on Highway A1A.


  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is 1 hour North of St. Augustine.

  • Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) is 1 hour South of St. Augustine. 

  • There is also Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Florida, which is approximately 1.5 hrs East of St. Augustine.

Car Rental and Car Service

For transportation we recommend either renting a car from one of the major national car rental companies or using an airport transportation service.

Once you’re in St. Augustine you won’t need a car to get to the restaurants or the training event if you’re staying at the Hilton Historic Bayfront or nearby. If needed, the town has trolley services, pedicabs and taxis for accessing sites around the area.

Airport Shuttle Transportation services

We look forward to meeting you!

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!