Disciplinary actions: Appraisers

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

March 2019

David Parsons - Mount Vernon

  • Findings:
    • Failed to accurately report dates in an appraisal report.
    • Failed to disclose he had previously performed an appraisal on the subject within 3 years.
    • Failed to sufficiently support adjustments in appraisal reports.
    • Failed to maintain a complete work file
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 6 months, all stayed (not imposed) for 2 years.
    • Fined $1,000.
    • Complete a 15 Hour USPAP course.

November 2018

Derrick R. Criss – Bremerton

  • Findings:
    • Failed to collect, verify, and analyze comparable sales data as necessary for credible assignment results.
    • Failed to support the cost approach utilized to develop appraisal opinions in reports.
    • Failed to maintain a complete work files.
    • Errors of omission and/or commission in the aggregate, all contributed to developing an unreliable appraisal opinion.
    • Failed to accurately describe subject property which led to development of unreliable appraisal opinion.
    • Appraisal report contained inaccurate math calculations in adjustments.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year, 45 day actual suspension with remainder stayed for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,500.
    • Complete a 15 hour USPAP course.

September 2018

Robert S. Case – Gig Harbor

  • Findings:
    • Failed to collect, verify, and analyze comparable sales data as necessary for credible assignment results.
    • Failed to support the cost approach utilized to develop appraisal opinions in reports.
    • Failed to maintain a complete work files.
    • Errors of omission and/or commission in the aggregate, all contributed to developing an unreliable appraisal opinion.
    • Failed to accurately describe subject property which led to development of unreliable appraisal opinion.
    • Appraisal report contained inaccurate math calculations in adjustments.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year, 30 day actual suspension with remainder stayed for 2 years.
    • Fined $2,500.
    • Complete 15 hours of education with at least 7 hours in an ethics related course

August 2018

Greg A. Coates – Bellingham

  • Findings:
    • Failed to use the approach required to develop appraisal opinion for subject property per client engagement letter.
    • Failed to follow the scope of work to develop appraisal report and developed an unreliable appraisal opinion.
    • Used subject property's confidential pending sale as comparable without addressing the relationship between the buyer and seller, the already agreed upon selling price, and without addressing how the selling price was set or the value attributed to assets described in the Purchase and Sale Agreement other than the real property.
    • Made contradicting statements in the appraisal report regarding subject property's improvements.
    • Relied on a qualitative technique rather than analytical tools without supporting documents.
    • Workfile and the report did not contain information for the quality differences stated in report.
    • Workfile failed to contain adequate data or analysis to support the appraisal opinion for the subject property.
  • Actions:
    • License revoked for 3 years.

July 2018

Curtis Thor – Bellingham

  • Findings:
    • Disciplinary action imposed against appraiser credential by federal jurisdiction restricting appraisal activity.
    • Disciplinary action imposed against appraiser credential in another state jurisdiction based on federal jurisdiction findings.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 6 months.
    • Fined $5,000.

Brian Lee Ploeg – Everett, WA

  • Findings:
    • Failed to personally complete visual inspection of subject property.
    • Failed to maintain complete workfile.
    • Failed to include discussion of consideration for any concessions or discounts for cash sale comparables used.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $1,500.
    • Complete a 15 hour USPAP course.

June 2018

Justin Kiesz – Vancouver

  • Findings:
    • Failed to cooperate or respond to the Department.
    • Failed to notify the Department of licensure censure from another jurisdiction.
  • Action:
    • Suspended for 1 year, 90 day actual suspension with remainder stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $3,000.

May 2018

David Pollock – University Place

  • Findings:
    • Failed to discuss or analyze the subject or comparable waterfront amenities.
    • Failed to maintain a complete workfile.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year all stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,000.
    • Complete a 15 Hour USPAP course.

April 2018

Desiree Robles-Schultz – Touchet

  • Findings:
    • Failed to satisfy the assignment conditions agreed upon and required by the client.
    • Failed to accurately develop, analyze, calculate and support a paired sales analysis that was relied upon to develop an appraisal opinion.
    • Failed to support and analyze age and condition adjustments.
    • Failed to utilize and support recognized methodology used for location adjustments.
    • Misrepresented the style of the subject property.
    • Failed to support the condition rating.
    • Failed to maintain a complete workfile.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year all stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,500.
    • Complete a 15 Hour USPAP course.

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