Rural Valuation Basics

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Who should enroll
  • Certified general appraisers
  • Certified residential appraisers

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.

  • 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.

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7 hours
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