This course is currently being revised. The next scheduled offering for registration is September 1, 2016.
Overview:General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach is an in-depth look at this valuation analysis method. It begins with detailed discussions of property comparability, techniques used to gather and verify data for a subject property, and use of this data in selecting appropriate comparable properties and neighborhoods for analysis in the approach. The course explores ways to sort and analyze data and effectively apply certain statistical analysis tools. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of comparable sales using units and elements of comparison is approached through extensive practice problems, case studies, and lecture.
Students have 45 days from the session start date to complete the course material for this program. This course is completed at the student's own pace. There is a 3-hour exam for the course.
Do I have to take the course exam?
You are required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
You may be required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
You are not required to complete and pass a proctored offline exam if:
Module 1: Steps for Applying the Sales Comparison Approach
Module 2: Units of Comparison
Module 3: Elements of Comparison
Module 4: Data Collection and Comparable Selection
Module 5: Verification
Module 6: Data Selection Exercise on an Industrial Property
Module 7: Adjustments and Analytical Techniques
Module 8: Introduction to Qualitative Analysis
Module 9: Case Study—Industrial Property
Module 10: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and Adjustment Derivation Techniques
Module 11: Special Considerations for Quantitative Analysis
Module 12: Adjustment Derivation Techniques (cont.)
Module 13: Adjustment Derivation Techniques (cont.)
Module 14: Supportive Quantitative Analysis Techniques
Module 15: Practice Problems in Applying Quantitative Analysis Techniques
Module 16: Case Study—Apartment Property
Module 17: Case Study—Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Module 18: Reconciliation and Consistency Issues
Module 19: Course Conclusion
Please note that the course has mandatory assignments that the instructor will be reviewing and will release the certificate and/or exam authorization after a final review. This review can take up to 3-5 days. Expedited approval is available upon request.
AI CE Credit for Designated members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 175 points (residential)
or 150 points (general)
• Attend and Pass Exam = 225 points (residential)
or 200 points (general)
• Pass Exam Only = 200 points (residential)
or 150 points (general)
Students 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.