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General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use Education Schedule (PDF)
Education Catalog (PDF)
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This AQB-approved course will help you apply meaningful market analysis in valuation assignments. It presents the basic concepts and terminology of market analysis and marketability studies, then shows how marketability studies provide vital information for the highest and best use decision. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on conducting a reliable analysis of demand. You’ll gain practice in applying methods for inferred, or trend, analysis to three property types—a suburban residential subdivision, an existing multifamily property, and an office building. Using the tools introduced in the course will help you increase the reliability of your highest and best use analyses and support the conclusions you reach in the three approaches to value.

The course also provides a transitional discussion to prepare you for marketability studies using fundamental demand analysis, which is covered in the Appraisal Institute’s Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use course.

Program Overview
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• Schedule (PDF)

Recommended Text
• The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed.
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.
• Market Analysis for Real Estate, 2nd ed.

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• Laptops are NOT REQUIRED.
• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• HP-12C calculator user's manual
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems; and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points (general) or 175 points (residential)
• Attend and Pass = 200 points (general) or 225 points (residential)
• Pass Exam Only = 150 points (general) or 200 (residential)

Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures

It is strongly recommended that participants complete General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 (or its equivalent) before enrolling in this course.

Participants must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.

Who Should Enroll
• Beginning appraisers seeking general appraiser state certification
• Experienced appraisers who wish to develop and enhance their market analysis skills
• Property tax assessors
• Housing and land use specialists within government agencies
• Lenders
• Investors
• Review appraisers

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