Disciplinary actions: Appraisers

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

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

April 2014

Kathy DeMent — Spokane

  • Finding:
    • Failed to analyze and report listing history of the subject
    • Failed to support conclusions in an updated appraisal
    • Failed to use comparables similar to subject
    • Failed to provide data, analysis, or support for adjustments
  • Action: Fined $1,500, license suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years, ordered to take 15 Hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP); Basic Appraisal Principles; and Practical Application of the Cost Approach.

February 2014

John Trueman — Fircrest

  • Finding: Aided and abetted an unlicensed person to practice as an appraiser trainee when a license is required.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

January 2014

Jeffrey Sherwood — Monroe

  • Finding:
    • Failed to accurately report square footage of subject property.
    • Failed to accurately analyze comparable sales.
    • Failed to use appropriate comparable sales.
    • Failed to show data or analysis in the appraisal or workfile for traffic counts.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, and ordered to take a Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use course.

Surinder-Pal Khela — Renton

  • Finding:
    • Failed to disclose personal interest in the subject property.
    • Failed to correctly identify characteristics of the subject relevant to type and definition of value and intended use including location, physical, legal and economic attributes.
    • Failed to disclose he lacked training or experience to perform the appraisal assignment.
  • Action: License Revoked for 3 years.

December 2013

Alison Fua — Buckley

  • Finding: Failed to accurately describe the subject property and maintain a complete work file.
  • Action: Ordered to successfully complete a 15-hour USPAP course, and fined $2,500.

Stanalee Wright — Malott

  • Finding:
    • Failed to accurately report the site size of the subject property.
    • Failed to make adjustments for age differences.
    • Failed to support condition rating.
    • Failed to make adjustments for quality of construction differences.
    • Failed to accurately report the zoning classification of the subject property.
    • Failed to maintain a complete and accurate work file.
  • Action: Ordered to successfully complete a Vacant Land course and a Residential Sales Comparisons course, and fined $1,500.

November 2013

Cameron Ness — Westport

  • Finding:
    • Failed to report an accurate legal description.
    • Failed to accurately describe a steep rolling topography.
    • Failed to maintain a complete work file.
    • Appraisal report failed to contain sufficient data to enable intended users to understand the report.
    • Appraisal report failed to contain a signed certification.
  • Action:
    • License suspended for 6 months, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $1,000.
    • Ordered to successfully complete a 15-hour USPAP course.

Michael Wearne — Seattle

  • Finding: Conducted unlicensed appraisal-related activity as an appraiser trainee.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

October 2013

William C. Monahan — Turner, Oregon

  • Finding: Appraiser license in another state surrendered in lieu of discipline.
  • Action: License revoked for 3 years.

September 2013

Kimberly Ruff — Portland, Oregon

  • Finding: Failed to report revocation of appraiser license in another state, and failed to respond to our investigation.
  • Action: License revoked for 10 years.

August 2013

Derrick Criss — Bremerton

  • Finding:
    • Failed to accurately describe the subject property.
    • Failed to support the cost approach.
    • Failed to select comparables that were similar to the subject property.
  • Action:
    • License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $3,000.
    • Ordered to take a Sales Comparison course.

Ian Heimbegner — Portland, OR

  • Finding: Failed to respond to our investigation.
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year or until we receive a response, whichever is longer.

Patrick McKinney — Maple Valley

  • Finding:
    • Significant discrepancies between subject and comparables’ waterfront amenities unexplained.
    • Failed to support abstraction method used to develop the cost approach.
    • Failed to accurately report form of analysis for adjustments or conclusions.
    • Failed to support adjustments.
  • Action:
    • License suspended for 6 months, stayed (not imposed) for 1 year.
    • Fined $2,500.
    • Ordered to take a Appraising Waterfront Properties course.

Michael McMurtry Kelly — Leavenworth

  • Finding: Failed to complete continuing education for license renewal, and claimed incomplete continuing education course at online license renewal.
  • Action: License suspended for 6 months, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years, and fined $3,000.
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