Disciplinary actions: Appraisers

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

April 2015

Sydne Porter — Tonasket

  • Findings:
    • Failed to include data or support in the appraisal report or workfile for adjustments made pertaining to differences between the subject property and comparable sales.
    • Failed to report and/or adjust for waterfront views of comparable sales utilized to support the appraisal opinion for the subject property.
    • Failed to maintain a complete workfile containing data utilized to support and/or develop an appraisal opinion .
  • Action: License suspended for 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 2 years.

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.

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