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Rural Valuation Basics Education Schedule (PDF)

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This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of rural properties that affect value
  • Locate data sources for rural properties
  • Find the best data available in markets that have limited data
  • Analyze information on properties with different land mixes
  • Value properties with multiple improvements
  • Use soil mapping tools
  • Develop the sales comparison approach using land and building mix analyses

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

Recommended Text
• Rural Property Valuation
• The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th edition
• The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th edition


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• Laptop loaded with Microsoft Excel 2007 or 2010.
• HP-12C calculator, or other financial calculator. Note that keystrokes will be shown using HP-12C.
• Basic knowledge of appraisal principles and procedures

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
Attend Only = 35 points

Recommended Courses
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures

Who Should Enroll
Certified general appraisers, certified residential appraisers


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