As owner/manager of Ron Cowan Appraisal Service, I have appraised or reviewed over 11,000 residential properties in the Puget Sound area since 1977. Those property values have ranged from $5000 to over $4,500,000 and in type of property from a small unbuildable site to a complete study and appraisal of 124 units of an apartment sold for purpose of conversion to a residential condominium and submitted to and approved by FNMA as a condo conversion. I have successfully provided court testimony, consultation as expert witness and provided appraisals for property settlement, estate purposes and representation to parties affected by eminent domain actions.
I currently hold an active Certified Residential Appraisers License in the state of Washington, and have continuously since 1991 when licensing started in Washington and a business license as a Real Estate Appraiser. I am currently an approved appraiser with most local and nationwide lenders in the primary and secondary lending market, as well as an active ERC member approved and appraising for many Employee Relocation Companies. I currently operate a fully equipped real estate appraisal office, including all local and online data sources supplied by RealQuest, updated daily, subscribe to and and am a associate member of the NWMLS Service and IMRMLS for access to all current market trend data and individual property statistics in the Puget Sound Region and So. California as well as maintain a private data base of local rental data, builders costs of construction and development costs. Maintain a subscription to Interflood for current maps and use online access to Assessors records in King, Pierce, Thurston Counties, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, all of which we actively conduct residential real estate appraisals.