A Starting Point

Real Estate Appraiser with Olafson Appraisal

I've been in the real estate business since about 1975.  I began working in property management, then went into business with my dad in 1979 as a REALTOR and as an appraiser.  I worked almost exclusively in the agricultural sector from 1979 until about 1992.  When licensing came about I took the test for my Certified General License and passed!  I was a CG appraiser in North Dakota from 1992 until March 16th of 2003, I'm still working as a CG appraiser in Minnesota now. 

I was appointed to the ND Appraisal Board in June of 1997 by then Governor Ed Shaefer.  Apparently some sitting board members were not to enthused about my appointment.  I don't know who or why, but someone from the board spread false rumors, based on a complaint to the board, across the state of ND to political operatives who then disparged my name and reputation to the Governor.  I soon realized I had no tolerance for the board or their tactics and resigned my position.  That was a bad mistake, one of a few I wish I could take back.

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The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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Jun 06, 2008 01:23 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

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Jun 06, 2008 01:53 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...


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Jun 06, 2008 02:53 PM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

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Jun 07, 2008 04:48 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Apr 30, 2018 07:48 AM