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Industry News

Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Week8/27/2014


Alabama residential sales improve 2 percent in July8/27/2014

By Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE)

Appraisal Institute Unveils New Educational Offering For Reviewers8/16/2014

By R. Shawn Brantley, Brantley & Associates

Jobless Claims in U.S. Have Dropped About as Much as They Can8/7/2014

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg News The four-week claims average as a share of the workforce stood at 1.6 percent at the end of last month. The record low was reached in May 1969 at 1.2 percent. In more recent times, the low was in April 2000 at 1.4%.

How a Zillow-Trulia Merger Could Finally Change the Business of Real Estate7/28/2014

By Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technology

R. Shawn Brantley, MAI

Staff Highly Qualified Real Estate Appraisers

Principal Appraiser

R. Shawn Brantley, MAI President, CEO

R. Shawn Brantley is a Florida State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ289 and an Alabama General Real Property Appraiser #G00419. Brantley holds a M.S. degree in Real Estate from the University of St. Thomas and a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. Brantley has over 1,000 hours of additional specialized appraisal education and 30 years of professional appraisal experience, acquired in a wide range of property types, and for varied purposes, including mortgages, litigation, and eminent domain. Brantley holds the MAI, and SRA professional appraisal designations and has qualified and testified on more than 100 occasions in various counties and in federal courts. Brantley also has extensive experience in appraisal review.

Staff Appraisers

Bruce A. Black State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ2714

Bruce A. Black has a Master of Science degree in Health Science from the University of North Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Bruce has completed over 26 courses specific to real estate appraisal and has 14 years of commercial and eminent domain appraisal experience with this firm. Bruce is a Florida State Certified General Appraiser RZ2714. Bruce has a wide range of commercial appraisal experience with specializations in retail buildings, shopping centers, warehouses, and industrial properties.

John Price FL: State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ 3926
AL: Certified General Real Property Appraiser G01322

John Price has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. John has previously spent over 8 years in the banking industry and has 5 years of lending experience. John has been with the firm since 2013. John is a State of Florida State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ 3926 and Alabama Certified General Real Property Appraiser G01322.


Barbara Brantley, CPA Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Brantley, CPA has experience as Assistant Comptroller with The Medical Center Clinic and as an Internal Auditor for AmSouth Bank. Barbara has also worked with the local accounting firm Saltmarsh, Cleveland, & Gund. Barbara is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Alabama. Barbara consults in business valuation assignments and handles administration and financial responsibilities for the firm.

Administrative Assistants

Rosanna Banks holds an Associates of Arts Degree. Rosanna is the Office Manager and has long term experience with the firm in administration.

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