Date Open: October 9, 2018
Position Title:
Tempe, AZ

If you are looking for a rewarding career– Farm Credit West may be a great fit for you. With more than $10 billion in assets, Farm Credit West and its wholly owned subsidiaries are cooperatively-owned institutions providing financial services to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.

Our employees represent some of the best finance, accounting, appraisal and credit professionals around, and our technology, administrative and creative staffs are top shelf. We invite you to join us as a licensed appraiser.

Key job responsibilities

The Appraiser serves Farm Credit West’s internal and external customers by conducting real estate appraisals, maintaining benchmarks, completing market surveys, and collecting and analyzing real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. Typically this requires a high level of expertise and state certified credentials.

• Maintains comparable sales data, current improvement cost data, and other resource information required to prepare accurate and reliable appraisals and report trends to management.
• Confers with Senior Management, Relationship Managers, Loan Officers and Credit Analysts regarding complex appraisal and environmental issues.
• Ensures that all policies, procedures, and regulations are adhered to as required
• Performs appraisal reviews of third-party appraisals on an as needed basis.
• Ensures that appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner assuring cost competitiveness as it applies to the loan origination process.
• Communicates with all team members, appropriate turnaround time relative to appraisal complexity.
• Ability to travel and perform appraisals across Farm Credit West’s territory as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

• Able to recognize potential problems and solve or escalate accordingly
• Possesses strong organizational and follow-through skills
• Performs work accurately with strong attention to detail
• Able to meet deadlines and effectively prioritize a fast-paced and varied workload, effectively manage a variety of concurrent and shifting priorities
• Applies analytical and critical thinking skills to work
• Possesses solid computer skills, including skills in the Microsoft Office suite, in particular with Excel, as well as experience using accounting software systems
• Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Has a positive attitude and willingness to learn

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree with emphasis on agriculture, agri-business, business administration or a related field, or equivalent experience and two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the area of real estate appraisal with an emphasis on appraising agricultural producing properties.
• State of Arizona General Real Estate Appraiser Certification

How to Apply:



  • Real estate appraiser needed
  • Full time
  • Long-established firm providing commercial, land, and residential appraisals for government, utility companies, Indian communities, attorneys, lenders and others in Maricopa County primarily but in all areas of the State of Arizona as well.
  • Experience in both commercial and residential preferred
  • Word and Excel proficient
  • Employee status:
    Split fee
  • Steady work

    Email resume to:

Dennis L. Lopez, MAI, SRA
Dennis L. Lopez & Associates, LLC
Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants
8631 South Priest Drive, Suite 103
Tempe, Arizona  85284-1912
480-838-7332 Office
602-620-6298 Cell


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