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Using Spreadsheet Programs in Real Estate Appraisals - The Basics

    Date: May 29 - 30, 2019   Location: Synchronous
Category  General/Residential [G/R]  
Level  Basic  
Attendance Hours  7.0  
Current Price  $ 175.00 AI Price  
$ 199.00 Full Price  
Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI  
Name  Synchronous  
City  Synchronous  
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  Appraisal Institute  
Phone  (312) 335-4473  
The technological advances of the last 10 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, appraisers will have additional professional skills to meet the needs of a more diversified client base.

Upon completion 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 3.5 hours each day with at least two breaks during that time. The seminar runs for 2 half-days.

Additional Information
For specific offering details including exact dates and times, click on "location details" to the right under "Class Schedule & Locations."

All students must have a computer with Excel loaded on it. Also, students must use the Excel sheets included with the seminar materials. If you do not currently own Excel, you can download a trial copy by clicking here.
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 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:
Class begins each day at 10:00AM Central (8:00AM Pacific, 9:00AM Mountain, 11:00AM Eastern). Each class runs for three and a half (3.5) hours each day with one 15-minute break per day. The seminar runs for two (2) half-days.

Times shown are Central.

  • Day 1: Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Day 2: Thursday, May 30, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • 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)

    After registration, materials can be downloaded here: This materials link will also be sent in registration and reminder emails.

    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 do 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) 335-4207.



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