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Using Spreadsheet Programs in Real Estate Appraisals

CALL   Date: June 25 - 26, 2014   Location: Synchronous
Category  General/Residential [G/R]  
Level  Basic  
Attendance Hours  7.0  
Current Price  $ 175.00 AI Price  
$ 199.00 Full Price  
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA  
Name  Synchronous  
City  Synchronous  
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  Sponsor / Contact  
  Appraisal Institute  
Phone  (312) 335-4473  

See Additional Information below for the class schedule.

Please verify that this program is approved for credit in your state before registering.

What is live online (synchronous) education? How does it work?

Seminar Description
The technological advances of the last ten years have caused a significant change in the real estate appraisal profession. For example, today nearly all databases are computerized; it is imperative that appraisers easily retrieve, list, and analyze large quantities of data. During this hands-on seminar, participants will use Microsoft Excel to develop a spreadsheet skill set that includes the use of thousands of the program’s applications. By developing spreadsheet skills that report statistical analysis and provide graphic illustrations, residential appraisers will have additional professional skills to meet the needs of a more diversified client base.

At the end of this seminar participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the many advantages of using spreadsheet programs
  • Illustrate the many uses of spreadsheet programs
  • Copy, cut, and paste data from one location to another
  • Identify common applications in spreadsheet programs that apply to real estate appraisal
  • Identify basic statistical tools that can be used in appraisal development
  • Recognize the applications of spreadsheet programs in the sales comparison approach
  • Illustrate the use of spreadsheets to support units of comparison analysis
  • Demonstrate the use of spreadsheets in a cost approach summary
  • Identify various editing tools available for use in spreadsheets
  • Illustrate use of basic spreadsheet procedures to perform basic mathematical functions
  • Estimate the depreciation rates in a market utilizing spreadsheet tools

Class Schedule
Each class runs for three and a half (3.5) hours each day with at least two breaks during that time. The seminar runs for two (2) half-days.


All students MUST HAVE a laptop computer with MICROSOFT Excel loaded on it. Also, students must bring the Excel sheets included with the seminar materials. If you do not currently own MICROSOFT EXCEL, you can download a free copy for 30 days at
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, cell formatting navigation, and file management in MICROSOFT® EXCEL
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $100.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Continuing Education Credit
This seminar is approved for seven (7) hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit. This seminar might not be approved in all states by the offering date. Please check with your state board for state approval information.

This confirmation will serve as your receipt. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.

Other Information
If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the national office at least two weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the seminar and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
  Additional Information  
Class Schedule:
To accommodate students across the United States, class begins each morning at 8:00AM Pacific time (9:00AM Mountain, 10:00AM Central, 11:00AM Eastern). Each class runs for three and a half (3.5) hours each day with at least two breaks during that time. The seminar runs for two (2) half-days over three days as follows.

Times shown are Pacific.
Wednesday, June 25, Day 1: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, June 26, Day 2: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Attendance Policy:
The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100% with your grade notification letter. Please note, if Appraisal Institute attendance records indicate attendance of less than 100%, the student certificate will reflect this and state agencies may refuse to award credit.

Live Online (Synchronous)

Connection Information
Several minutes after you register, you will receive second e-mail which includes instructions in how to connect to the synchronous sessions.
If you did not receive the connection information, please check your junk, spam, or quarantine folders.
Connection e-mail reminders are sent 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour prior to synchronous session start time.
For questions, please e-mail or call (312) 335-4473.



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