LA County Appraisers
I started as a Trainee Appraiser in 1999. I had the pleasure of being trained by an expert family of Appraisers for my mandatory 2000 trainee hours, after which I applied for my Appraisal License and took the license exam. In 2008, after an additional 130 hours of Appraisal Education, I passed a very difficult 2nd exam from the OREA (Office of Real Estate Appraisers) to become a Certified Residential Appraiser and licensing me to appraise properties with loan values over $1M and Rental Properties (1-4 units). In my 22 years of experience as an Appraiser, I have completed or desk reviewed over 12,000 Appraisals. (A desk review is a formal review of another Appraiser's work usually performed by a Senior Appraiser contracted directly by a lender (in past years) and currently ordered by Appraisal Management Companies (AMC's) or Government authorities.) I have lived in many different cities in and around Los Angeles and San Diego Counties and am absolutely qualified to Appraise in all of the cities I list on the previous page and most all of Southern California. A good Appraiser knows their limitations and will only Appraise in Cities they know.City and Neighborhood gentrification trends and boundaries are critical in determining real estate value. Always try to meet the Appraiser and be clear as to why you need the appraisal (Type of Appraisal if you know it, or its intended purpose). A good Appraiser can help you understand the process.
Tips: A couple of important points I would like you to take from my site: (1.)If you do not choose us to do your Appraisal, whomever you choose should not live or work far away from the subject property to be Appraised. Unfortunately, many Appraisers will drive far outside their areas of expertise and Appraise in Cities where they are not familiar. As you know, Cities and Neighborhoods have boundaries and nuances that are not easily understood unless the Appraiser lives or regularly works in the area of the subject property. (2.)Rather than accepting a poorly drafted Appraisal, ask the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) to provide a local Appraiser.(3.)Beware of Appraisers who claim to do many in a day. A good Appraisal takes hours to complete. Ask the Appraiser in advance where they are from and their familiarity of the subject property area.
Certified Residential License in the State of California
Expiration 12/07/2024 (available upon request)
Tips: When choosing an Appraiser, always go to www.OREA.ca.gov and do an Appraiser search to
see if they are compliant and search for an Appraiser
by City. Ask questions of your Appraiser, as it is your right to understand the process. However, please understand that Appraisers are not permitted to discuss value with the Borrower. Remember, only a Certified Residential Appraiser like myself can appraise properties with a loan value over $1M and Rental Properties of 1-4 units. In addition, Only a Certified General Appraiser can appraise Commercial Properties (Retail, Office, Industrial & Special Use) and larger Multifamily properties. All Appraisers are required to complete different levels of continuing education. My 2020 course study was comprised of 20 modules of classes that included exams for updated USPAP Standards & Ethics, Construction Details from Concept to Completion, Appraising Energy-Efficient Homes, Natural Disasters & Mold, Covid-19 impact on Real Estate Values and Essential Worker Safe Practices, to name a few.
Errors & Omission Insurance:
by Liability Insurance Administrators.
$500,000 / $1,000,000 Aggregate
Expiration 02/18/2024 Certificate available on request
Resume and References:
(available on request)
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