Disciplinary actions: Appraisers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

January 2015

Mark Jackson — Vancouver

  • Finding: Disciplinary action imposed against appraiser credential in another jurisdiction.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 2 years.

December 2014

Daniel C. West — Vancouver

  • Finding: Failed to cooperate with the Department’s investigation.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year or until he cooperates, whichever is longer.

Robert Chamberlin — Fircrest

  • Findings:
    • Inaccurately reported sales price of a comparable
    • Inaccurately reported the site size of a comparable
    • Inaccurately reported the sales date of a comparable
  • Action: License suspended for 30 days, stayed (not imposed) for 2 years.

September 2014

Adina Sowle — Everett

  • Finding: Failed to accurately use the allocation method to assign a land value.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years and ordered to successfully complete a Cost Approach course.

Donald Ethington — Lakewood

  • Findings:
    • Provided fraudulent and erroneous proof of insurance to a client.
    • Failed to notify the Department of an address change.
    • Completed 370 appraisals during the 3 year period the fraudulent documents represented.
  • Action: License suspended for 18 months, 90 day actual suspension (from 09/15/2014 to 12/15/2014), remaining 15 months stayed (not imposed) for 3 years; fined $2,500 and ordered to successfully complete an Ethics course.

August 2014

Thomas Shideler — Spokane

  • Finding: Workfile failed to contain adequate data or analysis to support the sales comparison and cost approach methods.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years; fined $1,000 and ordered to successfully complete Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, and Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach courses.

May 2014

Kevin Hildebrandt — Pembroke Pines, Florida

  • Finding:
    • Failed to maintain a workfile
    • Prepared an appraisal report beyond the scope of his appraisal license.
    • Failed to include a signed certification with the appraisal.
    • Failed to accurately describe the subject property.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, license suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.

Jered McMillan — Snohomish

  • Finding: Workfile failed to contain adequate evidence or analysis to support the sales comparison and cost approach methods.
  • Action: Ordered to successfully complete a 15-hour USPAP class and a Land Comparables course.

Connie Sue Mielcarek — Kent

  • Finding:
    • Failed to provide support, analysis, or data to support combining square footage of separate buildings.
    • Failed to accurately analyze and report a non-conforming additional dwelling unit.
    • Failed to use comparable sales that were similar to the subject property.
    • Failed to support site size adjustments.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years, ordered to take a Comparable Sales course.
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