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Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling for Valuation Applications Education Schedule (PDF)

Education Catalog (PDF)
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ClassroomOn-Demand Online EducationLive Online (Synchronous)

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

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

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• 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.

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AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points
• Attend and Pass = 200 points

• 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.

Who Should Enroll
• MAIs or SRAs who want to further their statistics knowledge and skill base
• Residential or general certified appraisers
• Reviewers
• Real estate brokers
• Underwriters

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