Today, many lenders require more support for adjustments, especially for market conditions. In litigation, recent court decisions require experts to prove their work or risk exclusion by judges. The appraisal profession faces increased competition from brokers and accountants who want to provide alternative valuation products like AVMs and BPOs.
This two-day seminar, a hands-on experience, is designed for both residential and commercial appraisers. Participants will use Microsoft Excel's statistical and graphic tools to aid many everyday valuation problems, such as statistical support for market delineation, highest and best use, adjustments, and value estimates. Students will complete this seminar a step ahead of the competition with a new set of skills they can use the very next day!
Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
This seminar is designed for both residential and commercial appraisers with a basic knowledge of spreadsheets, especially Excel. Participants should also have a basic understanding of market analysis, highest and best use, and the sales comparison approach.
Note. This seminar will be taught using Excel 2007 or 2010. If you are taking the seminar and plan to use an Apple laptop, you will need to have the latest version of Excel (2011) in order to perform some of the exercises.
Note. This seminar is hands-on! When participants receive their registration e-mail confirmation, a secure link will be available where they will be instructed to download Excel files to use for in-class exercises. Be sure you download these files prior to coming to class.