About the Spreadsheets
General information about our spreadsheets.
All of our spreadsheets work on Microsoft Excel (2010 or newer).
Microsoft Excel is available as part of the Office 365 Plan. More information about the plan is available here.
Absolutely, our spreadsheets work both on Windows and Mac.
Although you can open our spreadsheets on your smartphone or via Excel Online, we do not recommend using them on these platforms.
Multiple features requiring advanced calculations, functions and macros (VBA) are indeed not available online or on mobile. Therefore, the spreadsheets will not operate as intended.
After purchase, you will receive two excel files (.XLSB format). One file will contain some demo content to show you how input is entered in the spreadsheet and how information flows, while the other is a blank template (i.e. no demo content in it), to be used to run your own analysis.
Our spreadsheets come in two versions with different licensing agreements:
- Advanced Version: includes an individual license that allows for the use of the spreadsheet by one user on up to two devices
- Pro Version: includes a group license that allows for the use of the spreadsheet by up to 5 users on up to ten devices
If you wish to share the spreadsheet with third parties, including co-workers and office members, you need to purchase the Pro Version.
If you need more than 5 users, please contact us for a personalized quote.
We update our spreadsheets on a regular basis based on customers’ feedback and suggestions.
Check our changelog to see the latest features added to our spreadsheets.
Absolutely. We recommend all users to go through our documentation to quickly learn about all the features available in our spreadsheets.
If you still have technical questions after reading our documentation, feel free to reach out. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.
About your License Key
Everything you need to know about your license key
Your license key is available both in your order confirmation email and on your account page.
Your license key is a string of characters (including both numbers and letters) such as: Advanced-ec6e0c9a-c71c4c77-6e256cff
Order Confirmation Email
You can find your license key in your order confirmation email received after checkout. It will be displayed below the name of the spreadsheet you just purchased:
Note that if you downloaded the spreadsheet before June 2021, the license key will not appear in the email so you will have to access your account page to retrieve it.
Your license key is also available on your account page. To access it, simply follow this link to your orders and then click on “License Manage” next to your order.
The details of your license key will then be displayed under the “License Key” column:
In this example, the license key to be copy pasted in the spreadsheet is: Demo-ec6e0c9a-c71c4c77-6e256cff
Be careful to properly copy paste the license key (without any blank space at the end) in the spreadsheet for proper validation.
Registering your spreadsheet is easy. When first opening the spreadsheet, the following window will automatically popup:
Enter your license key (see previous question on how to find it) in the “License Key” field then click on “Activate”. Be careful not to have any blank space when copy pasting your license key in the spreadsheet.
Once activated, the following message will be displayed:
“License Key Successfully activated for ####”
After confirmation, you can simply close the window by clicking on “Close” or using the X button located in the upper-right corner of the window.
The spreadsheet is now fully activated on your computer. Have fun!
Note: if the License Manager window does not automatically popup at first opening, you can open it by clicking on the “Manage License” button available on the Disclaimer tab of the spreadsheet:
The number of users that can use your license key depends on the version of the spreadsheet you purchased:
- Light Version: does not require any license key
- Advanced Version: allows for 1 user on up to 2 devices
- Pro Version: allows for 5 users on up to 10 devices
If you wish to delete your license key (to generate a new one for instance), simply go to your orders under your account page.
Then click on “License Manage”
On this page, click on the “Delete” button next to the license key you wish to delete.
Once deleted, you can easily generate a new one by using the Key Generator located below (see question “How do I generate a new license key?”)
If you wish to generate a new license key, you need to first delete your existing key (see question above: “How can I delete my license key”).
Once deleted, click on the “Generate License Key” button under “Key Generator:
The license key is now created and will appear in the license key table located above the generator. You can now copy paste it in your spreadsheet (see “How do I register my spreadsheet?” question for more information)
You can easily change the computer associated with your license key, either directly in the spreadsheet or via your account page.
In the spreadsheet
Click on the “Manage License” button available in the Disclaimer Tab of the spreadsheet:
Then click on “Deactivate This Workbook”.
Attention: by deactivating the workbook, the spreadsheet will close automatically without saving. You will have to open it again (on the computer you wish to associate the spreadsheet with) in order to activate it using your existing license key.
In your Account Page
Go on your Orders page and then click on “License Manage” next to your order.
Then click on the “Deactivate” button next to your license key in order to unlink it to the current computer.
As a result, the domain (i.e. equivalent to your workbook key) will disappear and the column will remain empty.
The spreadsheet is now ready to be open and activated on another computer (see question “How do I register my spreadsheet” for my information on that process)
The Workbook key is a unique identifier associated with your computer. Each individual license gives you the right to use the spreadsheet on two personal devices (desktop and laptop for instance), while a group license (when purchasing the Pro Version) allows you to use the spreadsheet on up to 10 computers.
If you wish to change the computer associated with your license key, please refer to the question “How can I associate my license with another computer” detailed above.
The Check Status button enables you to quickly check the status of your license key and to verify that your spreadsheet is properly associated with the device you’re suing.
It will tell you if the license key is active or not, and whether it is valid for that device (i.e. also called a domain).
Pricing & Billing
Our spreadsheets are available in three versions:
- A Light Version which contains all core functionalities and is free to use, with no time limit
- An Advanced Version ($85) that includes all premium features for individual investors
- A Pro Version ($250) intended for small businesses and offering advanced features to analyze larger multi-family properties
For all premium versions, this is a one-time fee (no subscription or hidden fee) and all future updates are included and completely free.
For more information about the features available in our Rental Property Analysis Spreadsheet, please have a look at our pricing comparison table.
For more information about the features of our House Flipping & Rehab Spreadsheet, please have a look at this comparison table.
No, you pay a one time fee. There is no hidden fee, subscription cost or additional charge! By purchasing our spreadsheet once, you will receive lifetime support and all future product updates for free.
Given the digital nature of our products, spreadsheets are not refundable after purchase. All sales are final.
Note that our spreadsheets are available in a light version which let you try the main features for free with no time limit:
Yes, Real Estate Spreadsheets works with two of the most secure payment processing systems (Stripe and PayPal), used by millions of companies around the world.
If you purchased the Advanced version of one of our spreadsheets (or the combo package) and wish to upgrade it to the Pro version, simply add the Pro version to your cart and a discount will automatically apply at checkout.
For instance, if you have previously purchased the Advanced version of our Rental Property Analysis Spreadsheet, you can purchase the Pro Version on our website and a $85 discount will automatically be applied before payment (it will be displayed on the checkout page before validating you payment)
Similarly, if you purchased the combo package for $140 and wish to purchase the Gold Package priced at $400, simply proceed with payment and a $140 discount will automatically apply at checkout.
Simply add the pro version of the spreadsheet to your cart like a standard order, using the account you previously purchased the advanced version with. The website will detect your prior order and will automatically apply a discount for that amount (i.e. $85 for the advanced spreadsheet or $140 for the combo package).
Although we have tested our spreadsheets on multiple devices and on various platforms, we cannot certify that excel will operate properly in all environments. For that reason, we highly recommend you to download the free version of each spreadsheet and try it out on your system first.
Please also verify that you’re using the latest version of Excel, as prior versions tend to generate incompatibility issues (that are not specifically related to our spreadsheets). Additionally, if you are trying to open the spreadsheets at work, please note that corporate networks tend to have security measures in place that may prevent Excel from running properly.
For additional information on how to solve this issue, please follow the recommendations from this page.
Microsoft recently released an update which prevents macros from automatically running in Microsoft Office files (such as excel, word and power point documents).
Although the initial intent is to protect users from third parties with bad intentions to distribute malwares, this update also creates issues for legitimate files that require macros to run properly.
Our spreadsheets use advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including macros. Macros are mainly used to manage our product licensing system but also to perform more complex calculations when analyzing real estate opportunities. Therefore, it is important that you enable macros in your workbook, or the spreadsheet won’t work as intended.
To unblock macros, please refer to the following article on “How to unblock Macros”
Tabs of our spreadsheets will remain locked after purchase in order to maintain the integrity of the spreadsheets (workbook structure, formulas, etc.). This does not prevent you from entering your data in the spreadsheets in order to run your own analysis.
User input must be entered in the blue cells which are unlocked in the spreadsheets (other cells, such as grey or white cells, are calculated cells used by the spreadsheet to make calculations and cannot be modified by user).
We are responsible for the features that are advertised on this website and provided in the spreadsheets. So we will happily do the following:
– Solve bugs if there is any (if you discover one, please feel free to reach out and we’ll correct the spreadsheet in no time)
– If you face any issues downloading, installing, opening, or using the spreadsheet, we will provide assistance
– If you have any questions about the spreadsheet and how to use it, we will guide you too.
However, we will not provide any financial advises or guidance or review real estate opportunities for you. Please use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. Check with your accountant, lawyer or professional advisor, before acting on this or any information.
Please note that customer support is provided by email only and, given our large customer base, phone assistance cannot be provided.
An affiliate program allows you to earn a commission by promoting another company’s products. When the traffic you generate makes a sale, you receive a share of the revenue.
Real Estate Spreadsheets’ affiliate program is open to everyone and completely free to join. There is no minimum sales level or any other requirements to participate.
All of our spreadsheets qualify for our Affiliate Program which means that any sale completed by the visitors you brought to our website will generate a commission for you.
The commission structure is simple: you get 25% of all sales (after deduction of refunds, coupon discounts & payment processor fees).
Joining our program is simple and can be done in just a few steps:
- Sign up on this page
- Access your dashboard and get your affiliate link
- Share your link with your friends, on your blog or social media accounts
And that’s it! For any person making a purchase on our website using your affiliate link, you will receive a 25% commission. Enjoy!
Note that you don’t need to be a existing customer to become an affiliate although we strongly suggest that you try our spreadsheets before recommending them to others.
When visitors & customers click your affiliate links or banners, a cookie is saved on their computer to let us know that they were referred by you.
For each sale from one of your customers, you will earn a 25% sales commission
You will automatically be paid by PayPal when a $100 threshold amount is reached between the 10th and the 15th of the following month after reaching that threshold.
After signing up, you can access your affiliate dashboard by following this link.
The dashboard conveniently includes everything you need to run your affiliate program and share your affiliate link.
To generate your affiliate link, simply click on the “Affiliate URLs” menu available on the left side. You then have two options:
- You can either copy the Referral URL (“https://www.realestatespreadsheets.com/?ref=XX“) and share it directly on your blog, website, social media accounts
- Or you can create a custom referral link applicable to a particular page of our website, with the option to include a campaign name to help track performance.
That’s it. Now, every time someone clicks on your referral link and makes a purchase, you will receive a 25% commission.
We pay our affiliates between the 10th and the 15th of the following month via Paypal once the threshold amount of $100 has been reached. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can create one for free and link it to your existing bank account.
The affiliate dashboard is a sleek, easy-to-use portal that includes everything you need to run and manage your affiliate program. You can find stats, generate affiliate URLs, and access everything else an affiliate needs to be successful.
The affiliate portal includes the following menus:
- Dashboard: Summary of your key performance indicators including referrals, visits and conversion rate as well as unpaid and total earnings.
- Affiliate URLs: Where you generate your custom affiliate link that you can share with your friends, on your blog or social media accounts
- Statistics: Summary statistics of your affiliate performance
- Graph: Visual representation of your earnings over time
- Referrals: List of all the referrals you generated to date (i.e. sales completed after using your referral link)
- Payouts: Description of commission payments made to you to date
- Visits: List of all the visits generated via your custom referral link (that not necessarily converted into sales)
- Creatives: List of pre-built banners of all sizes available to our affiliates for an easy integration with their websites and blog. For custom banners, please contact us and we’ll be happy to create something that perfectly suits your theme.