Rural Valuation Basics


This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and general appraisers the fundamental skills they need to complete rural valuation assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.

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Who should Enroll

  • Certified general appraisers
  • Certified residential appraisers


  • Identify the characteristics of rural properties that affect value.
  • Identify data sources for rural properties.
  • Identify the best data available in markets that have limited data.
  • Analyze information on properties with different land mixes.
  • Analyze properties with multiple improvements.
  • Use soil mapping tools.
  • Develop the sales comparison approach using land and building mix analyses.



No Exam



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 35 AI Points

Class Time

7 hours


Yes. After you register for this class, please go to your Education and Events page for details on what you must complete BEFORE class begins.
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Program Overview

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Additional Information

Seminar Materials Include:
  • Seminar Handbook (258 pp.)
  • Pre-Class Memo (1 p.)

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