Owner & Certified Real Estate Appraiser
For the past 20 years, I have proudly held the title of a certified professional real estate appraiser. My journey into the world of real estate appraisal was not merely a professional choice but a result of a personal experience that ignited my passion for this field.
Living on the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland WA area) I became acutely aware of how the value of each home seemed to fluctuate with the passage of time, leaving me intrigued by the factors that influenced these changes.
As I progressed through my education, my curiosity about real estate deepened. The idea that the value of a property could be quantified based on various factors fascinated me. I was drawn to the idea of understanding the intricacies of property valuation, and this curiosity eventually led me to pursue a career in Real Estate.
During my college years, I took an internship with a local real estate agency. It was during this time that I was exposed to the crucial role that real estate appraisers played in the industry. I observed how their assessments determined not only property values but also shaped investment decisions, lending processes, and overall market dynamics. This exposure solidified my interest in becoming an appraiser.
However, it was a specific incident that truly affirmed my path. One day, while I was assisting a senior appraiser on a property inspection, we visited a house that seemed unassuming from the outside. As we stepped inside, it was clear that the interior had undergone extensive renovations, transforming it into a stunning masterpiece. The owner, a middle-aged woman, shared her story of pouring her heart, soul, and resources into turning this house into a home.
Listening to her narrative, I realized that a property’s value went beyond its physical attributes. It encompassed emotions, dreams, and aspirations of individuals and families. That moment was a revelation for me – I wanted to play a role in helping people understand and maximize the value of their real estate investments, while also ensuring that their emotional connections were acknowledged.
Driven by this desire, I embarked on the journey to become a certified professional real estate appraiser. I pursued the necessary education, obtained the required licenses, and gained hands-on experience in the field. Over the past 15 years, I have appraised countless properties, from modest suburban houses to luxurious estates. Each property told a unique story, and it has been my privilege to capture their essence through meticulous analysis and valuation.
My decision to become a certified professional real estate appraiser was rooted in my genuine passion for understanding the intricacies of property valuation and the profound impact it has on individuals and communities. Through the years, I have not only honed my expertise but also built connections with clients who rely on my insights to make informed decisions.
As I reflect on my journey, I am grateful for the chance encounter with that renovated house and its owner’s story. It was a serendipitous moment that ignited a lifelong commitment to the world of real estate appraisal – a commitment I continue to uphold with dedication and enthusiasm.
When I am not at work, I spend time with my family. I’m also deeply passionate about a diverse range of interests that drive both my personal and professional life. Skiing has been a lifelong love affair for me, providing an exhilarating escape to snowy slopes and the perfect blend of challenge and joy. On the court, I’m equally passionate about pickleball and tennis, where I not only find an outlet for my competitive spirit but also build lasting connections with others who share my enthusiasm. Beyond sports, my passion for travel ignites my curiosity and fuels my creativity. Exploring new destinations and immersing myself in different cultures has not only broadened my horizons but also enhanced my ability to adapt to diverse situations and connect with people from all walks of life. These passions define my approach to business, where I bring the same dedication, adaptability, and enthusiasm to create meaningful and exciting opportunities for my clients and partners.
At Premium Appraisal, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch real estate appraisal services in the Greater Seattle Area. With 20 years of experience and a team of highly qualified professionals, we are your go-to choice for accurate valuations. Our certified appraisers have in-depth knowledge of the local market and are dedicated to providing you with the most reliable and comprehensive appraisal reports. Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing, trust us to deliver precise and unbiased appraisals that can help you make informed decisions. Contact us today for a free quote and let us assist you in your real estate endeavors.