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The Regression Basics Webinar Series

Have you ever been asked by a client to “please show support for your [___________] adjustment?” Is this you when asked that question?

This is not just another regression webinar. Regression seems to be all the rage right now in the appraisal profession. It is important and more and more clients are expecting additional support for adjustments, but how do you do it? “I used paired sales analysis” doesn’t cut it anymore. There are plenty of tools and software programs claiming to be the ‘solution,’ but do you need to spend money to do regression analysis?

This Two-part Webinar will cover the following:

Part I – Why Regression? Do I Really Need to Do It?

What is regression exactly? Why do we use it for residential appraising? What does it tell us? Can we perform regression studies ourselves, or do we need fancy tools? These are just a few of the questions we’ll answer in Part 1 of this regression basics webinar. Eliminate the mysteries surrounding regression and really understand what is behind regression processes. This webinar will introduce simple regression examples using Microsoft Excel only. No software is being sold.

Part II – How To Do Real Regression Using Simple Excel Techniques

Now that you know some of the basics of what regression is… so what? In Part 2 of this webinar series, find out how you can develop simple regression models using your own local data – using just Excel! Learn to combine regression information with paired sales methods, to have even-stronger support for adjustments and conclusions within your appraisal report. This webinar will instruct in the use of Excel for performing regression studies using multiple characteristics of properties. Again, no software is being promoted or sold.

Instructor: Josh Walitt

Mr. Walitt is a Certified Residential Appraiser licensed in Colorado. He works as a fee appraiser, reviewer, speaker, and consultant. His consulting work centers on software, compliance, workflow, and appraisal procedures. Since 2010, he has designed and used excel-based analytical tools for market analysis and regression modeling, and has coached appraisers and trainees in the use of these, and similar, tools for developing and supporting market-based appraisal work.