A transparent office

May 27, 2014 

Experience and knowledge in the field of real estate is important as your county assessor. The assessor's job, as a local government official, is to determine the value of a property for local real estate taxation purposes. Assessors are trained to determine the fair market value of property. I am proud to be a Veterans Administration and FHA Panel Approved Real Estate Appraiser. I currently hold an advanced Appraisal License as a State Certified Residential Appraiser, Licence #AR041324 issued by the State of California.

The requirements by the state are a minimum of 2,500 hours encompassing at least 30 months of acceptable experience, 200 Hours of education covering 10 modules, including 15 hour National USPAP Course and an Associates Degree or higher. I am also a State Licensed Real Estate Broker (Licence #01103207).

The ability to coordinate, manage, supervise and learn is also an important component the county assessor needs to possess. Open communication between staff, other governmental departments, Union Members and the public is vital for the office to be effective. I have extensive experience as both a manager and supervisor. I have held the position of store manager with a staff exceeding 50 employees. I was an assistant vice president/loan officer at a financial institutions with supervisor responsibilities. I am currently the 2014 President of the Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors with more than 200 members and affiliates.

Continuing education as both an appraiser and real estate broker are state requirements that I not only enjoy, but also encourage others to pursue.

The job of the assessor is a non-partisan and non-political position. I am not looking to add to a political résumé. I have not been a city councilman. I have not been the mayor. I am not a politician. I work every day with the very people that rely on the assessor's office to effectively perform their jobs; home buyers and sellers, business owners, real estate agents, title companies, contractors, developers, accountants, attorneys and more. The assessor must have an open-door policy with transparency and an on-going willingness to learn new techniques.

The job of the assessor must be for the experienced professional with the right credentials to understand the job at hand.

It would be my honor to serve as your assessor for all the people of Madera County.

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