Microsoft Office Excel is a dynamic spreadsheet tool ubiquitously used the world over by millions of professionals in a broad range of professions. This webinar will introduce the beginning to intermediate Excel user to the primary Excel functions that are most relevant to your work as an appraisal professional. Additionally you will discover Excel templates and tools that have been created by appraisers, for appraisers, designed to help you perform specific number-crunching tasks in the blink of an eye. And you will walk away from this webinar with the basic tools necessary to begin your own exploration of the Excel program.
- Recognize how the basic overall functionality of Excel can help you become a more efficient and effective appraisal professional
- Apply short-cuts, tricks and functions in Excel relevant to your work in the appraisal profession
- Identify specific templates designed for the commercial appraiser
- Identify specific templates designed for the residential appraiser
Date: June 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET
Duration: 2 hours
CE Credit: Appraisal Institute members who attend will receive 2 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit. Completion certificates will not be sent. This is not approved for state continuing education credit.
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA served as President Elect of the Appraisal Institute in 2009. He has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute since 1993 serving in the areas of Admissions, Finance, Audit and Education. He has developed and taught seminars and courses for the Appraisal Institute for both classroom and online experiences, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Green Building Finance Consortium.
Jim is a frequent public speaker with recent audiences ranging from the Appraisal Institute, the American Society of Appraisers, Valuation 2005, and the International Right of Way Association. His works have been published in the Valuation (formerly Valuation Insights and Perspectives) magazine of the Appraisal Institute.
Jim serves as Vice President of Atrium Real Estate Services in Austin, Texas specializing in real estate and appraisal consulting assignments throughout the state. There, his practice consists of significant right-of-way, eminent domain, and consulting assignments as well as complex commercial appraisals for lenders throughout the United States.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Land Development; he is also currently certified in the state of Texas with numerous other state certifications held over the years.
R. Wayne Pugh, MAI, CRE, is the CEO of R. Wayne Pugh and Company, a real estate consulting and appraisal firm founded in Baton Rouge in 1975. He is a graduate of LSU holding a degree in Real Estate Finance. Mr. Pugh is also the CEO and founder of Software for Real Estate Professionals, where his firm has developed residential appraisal software for the past 27 years. From 2006-2009, Mr. Pugh had the honor to serve as an officer of the Appraisal Institute where in he served as national President in 2008. Many appraisers also know Mr. Pugh as the author of the Cool Tools column for Valuation magazine. In recent years, Mr. Pugh also has the honor of serving on the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board.
Mr. Pugh is a principal member of RECGA, a national organization of analysts and academicians founded by the late William N. Kinnard, Ph.D.
Leslie Sellers, MAI, SRA is a partner of Sellers and Associates Valuation and Advisory Service. For the past 40 years, he has worked as a real estate appraiser for lending, development feasibility, legal support, condemnation and market analysis in the Tennessee market areas, and as a review appraiser for lending and legal support. Leslie is active in real estate development as well, with experience in residential subdivisions, multi-family, office, and industrial properties. Mr. Sellers is a former President of the Appraisal Institute (2010), and served on the AI Board of Directors from 2001 through 2011. He currently serves on the AI Standards and Guidance Committee, is a board member of the Appraisal Institute Education Trust, and is an active Appraisal Institute course and seminar instructor. Leslie also serves as the Appraisal Institute representative on the International Valuation Standards Council Advisory Working Group.
John H. Urubek, MAI is the President and Owner of Appraisers Paradise, Inc., based in Chicago, which he founded 8 years ago. He is also President and Owner of Realty Value Consultants, Inc., also in Chicago, which he founded nearly 29 years ago. In addition to his businesses, John is founder of the "Comprehensive Review of Appraisal Concepts", a review course for those taking the National Certified General Appraisal Exam or the Appraisal Institute's Comprehensive Exam. In 2010, John was inducted into the Instructors Hall of Fame for the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and in 2011 received the National Presidents Award for the Appraisal Institute.