Excel Applications for Valuation


More and more, appraisers are using spreadsheets rather than financial calculators in their day-to-day work to solve complex appraisal problems. The use of Microsoft Excel and Excel templates provide efficiencies that assist appraisers in meeting modern appraisal market demands. Featuring several hours of video instruction, the seminar will increase your skill level in using Microsoft Excel. It also will sharpen the Excel skills you’ll need for AI’s advanced coursework. A wide range of material is covered in this course, starting with the very basics, then progressing to more advanced Excel functionality and the templates that can be used in valuation.

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Who should Enroll

  • Appraisers planning to take advanced courses towards the MAI designation.
  • Appraisers who want to sharpen their Excel skills.


After satisfactorily completing the program, students will be able to:
  • Create Excel worksheets and demonstrate basic formatting, math, and reporting functionalities.
  • Solve problems using financial math functionality.
  • Demonstrate how the Excel copy functionality is used with formulas and calculations.
  • Use Excel functions and formulas to calculate the following:
    • Adjusted price in adjustment grids
    • Net and gross adjustment
    • Market conditions adjustment
    • Economic life
    • Depreciation
    • Loan constant
    • Financial functions (PMT, PV, FV, RATE, NPER)
    • Discount rate
    • Present value and internal rate of return




No Exam



Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 40 AI Points

Class Time

8 hours



Program Overview

Required and/or Recommended Equipment

Software required: Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher. Note: The course is designed for students to work along in an Excel workbook as they view the video instruction. Therefore, recommended equipment includes a computer with dual monitors, or at least a single large monitor that can be divided into two separate windows. The need to flip back and forth between video and the Excel templates on a small laptop monitor will increase the amount of time required to complete the course.

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