Who We Are

Our History

Appraisal Group of the Northwest is a full-service real estate appraisal firm located in Bellevue, Washington. The company is headed by James B. Price, MAI, SR/WA.

​Our full-time appraisal staff is dedicated to providing reliable appraisal and consultation services. Our company serves individuals, corporations, financial institutions, and public utilities; as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies and departments. We have been serving the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years.

Our knowledgeable staff will explain the methods in understandable terms and draw the proper information and resources together. We can also counsel our clients on how to improve the value and marketability of a property. We will work to tailor the scope of our efforts to the client’s budget in terms of both time and cost.

The company has taken advantage of available automation to increase efficiency and help us maintain our quality standards while remaining cost effective. Our highly professional service staff is dedicated to providing our clients with courteous and efficient responses to their inquiries.



James B. Price

Founder & Partner, Certified General Appraiser, WA

Jim has a degree in finance and over 40 years of experience in the real estate appraisal field.  He has appraised large retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties; and been involved professionally in substantial right-of-way,….Read More

Richard Westman

Partner, Certified General Appraiser, WA

Rick has been appraising since 1978 and is experienced in appraising all types of real estate. He has special expertise in appraising service stations, convenience stores, and going concerns (business value).

Rebecca L. Stenzel

Partner, Certified General Appraiser, WA

Becky earned a BA in English Literature from Whitman College. She’s been an appraiser since 1992 and has extensive experience in appraisal of a wide variety of properties including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, specialty properties, subdivisions, and all types of land. Read More

Philip S. Cole

Licensed Appraiser, WA, Member IRWA

Philip has been with AGNW since 2013. He has experience with many property types through his specialization in right of way and litigation support. He enjoys working on challenging assignments; working diligently to get to the root of the appraisal problem and estimating a defensible opinion of value.

Andrew F. Sorba

Appraiser, WA

Andrew earned his BA from the University of Washington double majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice and Political Science. Read More

Peggy Price

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Peggy has been with us since 1986. She handles much of the back end of our business, but mostly focuses on bookkeeping.

Diane Bannister

 Administrative Assistant & Editor

Diane has worked with us since the late 1980s. She helps our clients interact with the office and the appraisers and edits many of our reports.