General Demonstration Report Writing


This program focuses on the mechanics of demonstration appraisal report writing and will help ensure that your presentation is logical and understandable. The program will also provide an extensive examination of the cost, sales comparison and income capitalization approaches; highest and best use; reconciliation and the final value opinion. This program is a prerequisite for the MAI General Demonstration Report Capstone program.


Note. This program is not approved for state CE.

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Who should Enroll

  • Candidates for Designation of the Appraisal Institute are encouraged to complete this seminar before beginning their demonstration report. Completion is mandatory for general Candidates who wish to register for the General Demonstration Report—Capstone Program or submit a Traditional Demonstration Appraisal Report. Additionally, those general Candidates who have never taken the seminar and need to revise and resubmit their demo report must complete the seminar first.
  • Designated members are encouraged to enroll at any time.


  • Recognize the purpose of the demonstration of knowledge appraisal report admissions requirement.
  • Recognize the suggested timing in the associate designation path when this admissions requirement should be challenged.
  • Identify requirements for a successful demonstration appraisal report.
  • Recognize how to select a subject property that provides the optimal opportunity for success.
  • Identify the type of market information required.
  • Identify how to prepare the report.
  • Identify how to submit the completed report for grading.
  • Identify the steps in the technical grading process.
  • Identify the steps required to revise and resubmit an initial submission that did not receive a satisfactory technical grade.
  • Recognize the steps in the factual verification process for submissions that have received a satisfactory technical grade.


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No Exam



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 35 AI Points

Class Time

7 hours


Yes. Participants must complete mandatory assignments in this program. Please plan your time accordingly and allow up to 5 days for the instructor to review your assignments. The instructor may ask for a re-submission of incomplete assignments. You may advance through the program while you are waiting for your instructor to review your work. You may also contact the instructor to request expedited review.

Program Overview

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Additional Information

Note. This program is not approved for state CE.

Program Access:
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 or seminar will be listed with a link next to it that says, "Go To Class."

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 Designated member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate, or Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute and participated in any misrepresentation of identity, by affirmative act or failure to act, I will be the subject of a peer review proceeding under Regulation No. 6 for violation of the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the Appraisal Institute, and such peer review proceeding may result in termination of my Appraisal Institute membership, candidacy, and/or affiliation.

Book Recommendations

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