Disciplinary actions: Appraisers

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

July 2018

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, WA

  • 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, WA

  • 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, WA

  • 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.

February 2018

Cathy Addi – Vancouver, WA

  • Findings:
    • Failed to accurately describe the subject property to include square footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
    • Failed to comply with comparable gross adjustment limit agreed to with the client.
    • Misrepresented comparable sales used to develop the appraisal opinion.
  • Actions:
    • Suspended for 1 year with 6 months actual suspension with remainder stayed (not imposed for 3 years).
    • Fined $3,000.
    • Complete a 15 Hour USPAP course.

August 2017

Thomas Welbaum – Centralia, WA

  • Findings:
    • Failed to comply with multiple contract's Scope of Work requirements.
    • Failed to maintain complete workfiles.
    • Failed to collect, to verify, and analyze comparable sales data.
    • Failed to use recognized methods and techniques within the Sales Comparison approach to make comparable adjustments.
    • Failed to collect, to verify, and analyze subject property purchase contract.
    • Failed to correctly identify subject property zoning.
    • Errors of omission and/or commission in the aggregate of several appraisal reports.
    • Unprofessional conduct and violations of USPAP Ethics Rules.
    • Aided and abetted unlicensed appraiser activity.
  • Action:
    • License revoked for 10 years.

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