This article is my chance to present the appraiser’s side of the story and
what wins our loyalty and enthusiasm. It’s not only money!
Choosing the Right Appraiser
When choosing an appraiser, I would suggest hiring an appraiser with
an SR/WA or a similar designation. These individuals show continuing
professionalism, have taken right of way classes and deal with right of
way situations on a day-to-day basis. They know what to say and how
much to say to a condemnee’s questions. Other professional designations
BY JIM PRICE, SR/WA, MAI
Selecting and maintaining the right appraiser
YOUR APPRAISAL DOLLAR
Jim Price, SR/WA, was a partner at Appraisal Group of the Northwest in Bellevue, Washington. He
appraised and reviewed right of way projects for over 30 years. In honor of his dedication to IRWA, we’ve
republished his contribution to the IRWA Chapter 4 Field Notes, a weekly e-blast. Please turn to page 62 to
view Jim’s obituary.