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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. We will record the 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. Or a separate fee is set-up for those guests who would just like to attend the dinners. Please email us about this option if you have not already done so.


Q: What food will be provided?

A: A casual, sit-down lunch will be provided in the Il Fornaio restaurant on Monday and Tuesday of the training. Water and coffee will be available throughout the day and light snack available in the afternoon in the training room.

An informal dinner is also included Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.


Q: What is the dress attire?

A: Wear whatever you’ll feel comfortable in. Ron will be teaching in jeans (and attending the dinners in jeans as well).  You may want to bring layers as the mornings and evenings can get chilly in Carmel.


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 Pine Inn for directions: 831-624-3851


Q: Where should I stay?

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


Q: How do I get to Carmel (flights & directions)?

A: Please click here to view airports and directions on this page.


Q: Where do I park?

A: Most of downtown Carmel is located within 5 square blocks. You will likely not need a car once you get here. Parking in most of the downtown area is limited to 2 hours.

If you’re staying at The Pine Inn, hotel guests can obtain a parking permit to park in their lot which has enough spaces for 1/2 their guests. They typically have plenty of parking spots for guests early in the week.

If you’re not staying at The Pine your hotel will likely be in walking distance to The Pine and we would recommend walking to The Pine for the trainings.

If you need to drive, we recommend finding a parking spot just west of The Pine Inn (towards the ocean), you’ll find about 3 blocks of all day parking on Ocean Ave.

We want to make this training fun, memorable and impactful.

Email us any other questions you have at:

Sunday May 6th

6:00pm-8:30pm — Welcome dinner reception at The Pine Inn’s restaurant, Il Fornaio.

Meet and Greet with Ron, Lacey and other attendees for a casual sit-down dinner in the Il Fornaio’s Rotunda.

Monday May 7th

8:30am – 4:30pm Day 1 Training

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch will be served in the Il Fornaio restaurant

3:00pm – 4:30pm Presentation from Computershare

4:30pm – 6:30pm Break

6:30pm – 9:00pm Informal dinner just a few blocks away at La Playa Hotel.

Tuesday May 8th

8:30am – 4:30pm Day 2 Training

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch will be served in the Il Fornaio restaurant

3:00pm – 4:30pm Presentation by Red Bell

4:30pm – 6:30pm Break

6:30pm – 9:00pm Informal dinner just a few blocks away at Hog’s Breath Inn

The historic Pine Inn is one of the first structures built in Carmel, CA and remains a town landmark to this day. Located in the heart of town on Ocean Avenue and just a few blocks from the beach. There are no addresses in Carmel. You’ll find the hotel at the NE intersection of Ocean Avenue and Monte Verde St.

A welcome dinner reception will be held at The Pine’s restaurant, Il Fornaio on Sunday May 6th.

The trainings will be held in The Pine’s spacious Ocean Room located on the lobby level May 7th-8th.

San Jose (SJC) airport is the nearest national airport about 1 hr 20 mins away without traffic.

Monterey (MRY) airport is the nearest local airport about 15 minutes away and is serviced by Alaska, Allegiant, American and United airlines with non-stop flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

San Francisco (SFC) and Oakland (OAK) airports are approximately 1 hr 50 mins away without traffic.

There are no addresses in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but inputting “The Pine Inn Carmel” into your GPS should get you here!

Heading South on Highway 1 you will find the right turn for Ocean Ave, Carmel about 5 minutes after Monterey.

For transportation from the airport we recommend either renting a car from one of the major national car rental companies or using Monterey Airport Shuttles which offers private airport transportation to and from Carmel

Once you’re in Carmel you won’t need a car to get to the restaurants or the training event if you’re staying at The Pine or nearby. They’re all within a few blocks walking distance.

You’re welcome to book a room anywhere you’d like, however for convenience and a taste of old world charm, we recommend The Pine Inn.

A block of rooms has been set aside for our group at The Pine Inn. Rates for our group are $179/night + tax.

Upon booking, tell the front desk you’re attending the “Desktop Appraiser Conference” to receive this special.

For guests staying at the Pine Inn, a buffet breakfast is included in your room stay. Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 10:00am. You’re welcome to bring your meal inside the conference room for the 8:30am start time.

Guests not staying at the Pine Inn may purchase the buffet breakfast for $12.50, though some other hotels include a breakfast as well.

Some other nearby hotels are: