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The objective of this seminar is to explore how comparative (or transactional) analysis can be used to appraise the market value of various types of real properties. This practical, hands-on seminar will address the actual employment and application of appraisal methods and techniques. You will translate theory into practice through extensive and varied online activities. By applying concepts to real-world situations, you can discover new ways to use your knowledge and analytical skills.
This class provides 7.0 hours of education and is divided into four modules:

Module 1: The Comparison Process
Module 2: Elements of Comparison
Module 3: Quantitative Analysis
Module 4: Qualitative Analysis

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the transactional analysis procedure.
• Recognize the basic steps in the sales-comparison approach.
• Understand the relationship of market analysis to the valuation-by-comparison process.
• Identify appropriate units of comparison for various types of properties.
• Apply several units of comparison to a single property.
• Identify the elements commonly used to assess property comparability.
• Identify commonly used methods for extracting and supporting adjustments to comparable sales.
• Understand the techniques that are effective for making adjustments for particular elements of comparison.
• Understand the use of quantitative analysis techniques.
• Recognize valuation situations that involve qualitative analysis

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

General [Gen]

Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and a course in income capitalization, or an equivalent educational background, is strongly suggested.

Required Technology
A financial calculator is required for this class. Many financial calculators can be used: HP 10b, HP 10bii, HP 12c, HP 17bii, HP 19bii calculators or Texas Instruments (TI) BA II PLUS. The class will only provide keystrokes, however, for the HP 12c.

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AI Price: $ 115.00
Full Price: $ 137.00

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Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA

I agree to the terms and policies set forth under the Appraisal Institute Online Education Policy. I also certify that I am the person identified above under Personal Data and that I will personally complete each assigned module of instruction and any examination(s). I understand and agree that if I misrepresent my identity or arrange for someone else to represent himself or herself as me at any time during the Appraisal Institute online course or seminar, I will be immediately removed from the course or seminar and I will not be entitled to any refund. I further understand that if I am a member of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, that I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Appraisal Institute's Code of Professional Ethics and Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, and that such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership.

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Please allow 1 hour after registration to start an online session in progress (on or after the session start date). Go to and log in with the username and password you used when you registered. You will automatically be taken to the "My Appraisal Institute" page. Near the middle of that page your course will be listed with a link next to it that says "Go To Class".

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