QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPRAISER
Shaun C. O’Rourke
CT Certified Appraiser No. RCR.393
FHA Approved No. CTRCR393
VA Approved No. 0337
I have been a full time real estate appraiser since 1984. Prior to that, I was a licensed agent of Colony Realty, a family-operated real estate development and sales organization in Glastonbury, CT. In 1984 I joined the Glastonbury office of Property Financial Services as an Appraiser of Residential Properties. My duties expanded to include appraisal of commercial properties and appraisal review. I was subsequently promoted to Assistant Office Manager in the spring of 1985 and I managed a staff of 10 appraisers and was responsible for overseeing the assignment of timely completion of appraisal orders covering 75% of Connecticut’s towns. In 1985 I accepted the position of Appraisal Officer with Charter Appraisal Company, Inc. of East Hartford, CT. My duties at Charter included preparation of appraisals for residential and income properties and land; evaluating existing and proposed tract developments; appraising property for foreclosure purposes; evaluating proposed and existing condominium projects, and presenting court testimony as an expert witness on real estate values within the Hartford, Tolland and Middletown jurisdictions. In 1994 I was one of three principals who founded O’Malley, O’Rourke & Bezz, Appraisal Associates, Inc. This company has expanded to a staff of 14 including 10 appraisers and a review appraiser with a background in mortgage underwriting. I have extensive experience in the valuation of complex residential properties including historic homes, direct ocean/water front and properties valued over $3 million.
Graduate: Central Connecticut State University, CT – B.A. in Political Science in 1983 Appraisal Institute, University of Connecticut and other certified institution courses and seminars successfully completed. Real Estate Principles and Practices 1994 Course 410-Standards of Appraising Real Property Prof. Practice, Parts A&B Course 8-2 Residential Valuation Understanding Ltd. Appraisals & Eval. Residential Construction Seminar Reporting Options Course 110- Appraisal Principles 2002 Real Estate Fair Housing Seminar Course 120-Appraisal Procedures Appraisal Update Appraisal of Jumbo Properties 2004 Appaisal Update Real Estate Fair Housing Seminar 2004 FHA Appraisals in Connecticut Appraisal and the Law Seminar 2004 FHA Homebuyer & the Appraisal The Foreclosure Process Seminar Process Real Estate Finance Workout 2004 Valuation of Detrimental Conditions in Real Estate 2004 National USPAP Update 2005 Pro. Guide to URAR
Board of Tax Review – Town of Glastonbury (1983-2003; 1986-1999 Chairman) – responsible for all assessment hearings and final decisions regarding residential and commercial properties in Glastonbury. Position is by town wide election with four-year terms.