Models

What do the Terms and Condition state for use of your models in CRE?

First as background, Spencer and Michael build and share models on Adventures in CRE more as educational tools than as investment tools. Nevertheless, they recognize that many of the models have been sufficiently vetted that they can very much serve both purposes. Thus, we created the terms of use for how the models might be used outside of educational purposes and made clear that models likely contain errors.

It sounds like you’ve already read the Terms of Use, but for reference here’s the link:

https://www.adventuresincre.com/terms-conditions-use-excel-models-copy/

Now to your questions. Adventures in CRE provides great leeway in how the models are used, in that you can share and edit the models as you see fit so long as:

  1. a) You don’t resell the Excel model or any of the modules therein.
  2. b) When you share the file, you continue to credit the original authors. That means, keeping the Version tab in the Workbook.
  3. c) You don’t use the file for illegal purposes.

So in practice, that means the outcomes of your analysis can go in OMs and be shared without issue. And no credit is necessary in that sharing, since you’re sharing the outcomes, not that actual files. When/if you share the Excel file, just make sure you leave the Version tab unchanged in the Workbook and you’re good to go.

How do I use the All in One?

Spencer has provided a separate page with numerous tutorials and walk throughs for the Ai1 that can be found here:

https://www.adventuresincre.com/re-modeling/excel-models/a-cre-all-in-one-model/a-cre-tutorials/

I believe there are ten walk throughs on their now plus a few additional tutorials. Please check those out and I believe that should help get you up to speed with the model.

How do I download my Financial Models bundle?

When you purchase the Financial Models bundle, all models included will automatically be applied to your account. You can access all of your models from your ‘My Downloads’ page here:

https://www.adventuresincre.com/my-account/downloads/

On that page, you’ll see a column of green buttons with the name of each model on the button. Just click the button to download the model.

Can I use your models as a foundation and add other things?

Yes, all of our models are unlocked and fully customizable. Go ahead and adapt the models to your needs.

Excel crashes when trying to open a model

The most likely reason you can’t open the model is that your version of Excel is incompatible with the model. The earliest compatible version for Excel on PC is Excel 2012. Using a version older than this will give the error message “The file might have been damaged or modified from its original format.” You’ll need to update Excel for the model to work.

You may also need to check the “compatibility” section on the model’s page for specific info on what works with the model.

Another reason is that a security setting on your system is blocking the file. Here are a few options for correcting the security setting:
https://www.easeus.com/resource/the-file-is-corrupted-and-cannot-be-opened.html

I can’t find the link to my model

A.CRE has the world’s largest library of readily accessible real estate Excel models. To browse for models, go to https://www.adventuresincre.com/library-real-estate-excel-models/

Each model has a description as well as tutorials on how to use it. You can download the model with the green “Proceed to Download Page” button at the bottom of the article or various links throughout the content itself. Models are priced on a “Pay What You’re Able” basis with no minimum (you can even put $0!) or maximum.

Put in your info and the model will be added to your downloads page on A.CRE at https://www.adventuresincre.com/my-account/downloads/ as well as emailed to the email you provided.

How do I download a model?

A.CRE has the world’s largest library of readily accessible real estate Excel models. To browse for models, go to https://www.adventuresincre.com/library-real-estate-excel-models/

Each model has a description as well as tutorials on how to use it. You can download the model with the green “Proceed to Download Page” button at the bottom of the article or various links throughout the content itself. Models are priced on a “Pay What You’re Able” basis with no minimum (you can even put $0!) or maximum.

Put in your info and the model will be added to your downloads page on A.CRE at https://www.adventuresincre.com/my-account/downloads/ as well as emailed to the email you provided.

Why won’t my excel model open?

See “Excel crashes when trying to open a model:”

The most likely reason you can’t open the model is that your version of Excel is incompatible with the model. The earliest compatible version for Excel on PC is Excel 2012. Using a version older than this will give the error message “The file might have been damaged or modified from its original format.” You’ll need to update Excel for the model to work.

You may also need to check the “compatibility” section on the model’s page for specific info on what works with the model.

Another reason is that a security setting on your system is blocking the file. Here are a few options for correcting the security setting:
https://www.easeus.com/resource/the-file-is-corrupted-and-cannot-be-opened.html