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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 Alaska (#891). He is a member of the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA). This is an invitation-only group of real estate appraisers, all holding the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute, who are recognized for their unique expertise in the valuation of golf properties. 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 just government agencies or just private citizens in litigation or other valuation services?

No. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants, private citizens 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 avoidance of contingent compensation. For private parties 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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(425) 576-1203