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.

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. Clients include major lending institutions (both local and national) as well as numerous governmental entities, private firms, and individuals.

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. Andrew has a strong background interfacing with all levels of governmental agencies from municipal to federal. He joined Appraisal Group of the Northwest in the fall of 2017 and is working toward his General Appraiser Certification. He has experience appraising single-family residences, condominiums, subdivisions, parking lots, land, and condemned rights of way.

International Right of Way Association: Andrew has earned an RWA (Right of Way Agent) designation, and is currently serving in two chair positions within the Puget Sound Chapter.

Peggy Price
 
Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Peggy helped establish the business in 1986. She handles much of the back end of our business, but mostly focuses on bookkeeping.

Melanie Maibaum
 
Editor

Melanie edits the appraisal reports for accuracy, and makes sure the descriptions are clear. She also fields phone calls and e-mails, does some of the accountants receivable bookkeeping, and often sends the completed reports to the clients. She has over 14 years of experience in real estate.