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Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

Are you a member of any professional appraisal or other organizations?

Yes. David Hunnicutt holds the MAI and AI-GRS designations with the Appraisal Institute. The MAI designation is widely recognized as identifying those appraisers that have the highest level of experience, background, education, training and knowledge in the broadest range of valuation services. David received this designation in 1986. AI-GRS represents General Review Specialist, meaning special recognition for review appraising. He holds the Certified General license with the states of Washington (#1100308) and Oregon (#C001480), and is also a member of both the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA) and Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). Membership in these latter two organizations is by invitation-only. SGA is a group of approximately 20 professionals throughout the United States, all holding the MAI designation, who are recognized by virtue of peer review of work product, sponsorship, and experience, for their unique expertise in the valuation of golf properties. Membership in the Counselors of Real Estate accords a person peer-recognition for experience, integrity, innovation, and credentialed problem-solving skills at the highest level of proficiency. David is also an active lawyer licensed in the state of Washington (WSBA #36457).

How much do you charge for an appraisal?

This really depends on the complexity of the assignment, and never on the amount of value involved. Highly complex valuation assignments require more time, research, and analysis.

How much time is required to complete an appraisal?

Again, complexity and magnitude (size of the project or property) drives this answer. The larger or more complex the assignment, the longer the time frame that is required to complete it.

Do you represent government agencies and private parties alike in litigation or other valuation services?

Yes. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants, private citizens and firms,  as well as government agencies in eminent domain or other proceedings involving the public/private dispute resolution.

What are your payment arrangements?

Appraisers are prohibited from accepting assignments that have any form of contingency for payment of their fees. One of the most critical issues for maintaining appraiser independence is avoiding the appearance of bias or of having a personal interest in the outcome of the results of the assignment. It is customary to request a retainer at the beginning of the assignment and payment upon delivery. This avoids any potential for any portion of the fee becoming subject to the reported outcome of the assignment.

How can we reach you?

We have a contact page on the website that has all of our contact information. We gladly accept your inquiries either by telephone or electronic mail.

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