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Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling for Valuation Applications

EMAIL   Date: May 10 - 11, 2018   Location: Rockville, MD
Category  Other [Oth]  
Attendance Hours  14.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 350.00 AI Price *  
$ 400.00 Full Price *  
* includes late fee
Late Fee  $ 25.00  
Mark V. Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS  
Name  Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORSĀ®  
Rep  Carol Blattau  
Address  15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100  
City  Rockville  
State  MD  
Zip  20850  
Phone  (301) 590-2000  
Click Here to check state approvals
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Contact Name  Peter Houstle  
Phone  (301) 924-1020  
Fax  (301) 238-4579  
This two-day course will teach appraisers to prepare advanced analyses in a simpler manner and with fewer errors. It will appeal to participants with experience in market analysis and highest and best use and also those with experience in applying inferred market analysis. The focus is on problem solving and efficiency while uncovering some of the tools of the spreadsheet program that will strengthen an analysis and increase productivity. Participants will find the applications especially helpful in the areas of market analysis, feasibility analysis, and highest and best use. Gain techniques to solve real-world problems and develop best practices in modeling that can be applied in other situations.

Important note: This course includes the same content as the seminar of the same name. It is now in the Analytics for Valuation Professional Development Program and therefore, an exam was added. For more information, click here.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize best practices and what to consider in financial model development
• Demonstrate how and when to use defined names in cells and ranges
• Identify key inputs in maximum building-size calculations
• Describe how to use key features of a spreadsheet program to easily make complex calculations
• Identify key inputs in land residual analysis

Schedule (PDF)
Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• MAIs or SRAs who want to further their statistics knowledge and skill base

• Residential or general certified appraisers

• Reviewers

• Real estate brokers

• Underwriters
• Laptop
• A four-function calculator is required for the exam. You may use a financial calculator if you prefer. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• Microsoft Excel 2007 loaded and operational. If you do not have Excel, you may download a free trial version at Please note that this links to the latest version of Excel. There may be minor differences between versions.
Solver Add-in and Analysis Tool Pak. Add-in must be installed prior to class.

Note to Mac users: The course will be taught in Windows using Excel 2007. You will need the latest version of Excel (2011) in order to perform some of the exercises. Also, Microsoft does not support the Data Analysis Tool Pack in Mac Office Excel 2011. However, they do suggest free third-party add-ins with similar functionality.

For more information, click here.
• Basic knowledge of spreadsheets, especially in Excel
• Experience in market analysis, highest and best use, and inferred market analysis

Using Spreadsheet Programs in Real Estate Appraisals - The Basics or similar course/seminar

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.
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 5 - 13 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 5 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, no transfer fee.
  • 5 - 13 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 5 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
  Additional Information  
Class will be held at the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors office in Rockville, MD.

Registration begins at 8:00am. Seminar is from 8:30am-5pm with a one hour lunch (on your own).

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
15201 Diamondback Drive
Rockville, MD 20850




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