An Independent Contractor with Akers Group Appraisal Services, Inc.

 Specializing in Farm and Rural Property Appraisals

including properties located in Illinois Counties shown below since 1960:

 

Appraisal assignments outside this area are always a possibility!

     My qualifications include:

  • Holding an Illinois State Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License and an Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License.   Continuing education requirements in each of these capacities are current
  • Maintaining both an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) and Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designations which are awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers to those members who have had years of experience, are technically trained, have passed a rigid examination and subscribe to a high code of ethics in those two professions.

                                                 

  • Maintaining a membership in the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals, Illinois and National Association of Realtors, the DeKalb Area Association of Realtors, Illinois Farm and Land Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute that are affiliates of the Illinois and National Association of Realtors.
  • receiving both a Bachelor of Science (1956) and Master of Science (1960) degrees in Agriculture from the University of Illinois.

I have appraised farms, transitional properties, farms to be developed, recreational properties, small acreage properties with buildings, and confinement livestock facilities for loan, acquisition, sale, estate tax reporting and for other uses.