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Appraisers

Experience. Integrity. Diligence.

A Firm Built on Experience, Integrity and Diligence.

Experienced in commercial valuation, eminent domain, litigation testimony and property analysis for a wide array of property types, we are proud of our track record of success. Our most valuable asset is our teamwork and we work closely with clients to accomplish the stated goals of the valuation in a timely manner. You can find our Qualifications here!

Our pledge to independence and expertise is evidenced by our numerous professional designations and training. Our commitment to integrity and success is demonstrated by our leadership experience within the Appraisal Institute and IRWA (International Right of Way Association).

 

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We at Chapman & Patton know that finding the right appraiser to hire is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Principal Appraiser

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Dean Chapman MAI, SRA, SR/WA

Dean  is a native Californian; born in Albany and raise in San Lorenzo. For the last 30 years, Danville has been his place or residence and is also the location of his main office. A second office is near the town of Oakdale in the Central Valley. 

Mr. Chapman began appraising real estate in 1977 when he was hired as a staff appraiser with United California Bank in downtown Los Angeles. In just 2 years, he had appraised nearly 2,000 homes for mortgage purposes. Some of the more interesting houses he had appraised before transitioning into commercial property belonged to Neal Diamond, Marvin Gaye and Andy Griffith. 

In 1979, he joined Donald H. Ashley and Associates in Hayward where he was taught techniques needed to properly appraise property for condemnation purposes.  Mr. Chapman was awarded the RM designation by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers in 1984 and the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1991.  In 1998, Mr. Chapman bought the appraisal firm from Mr. Ashley.  He became a member of the International Right of Way Association in the 1990’s and was awarded the SR/WA designation from that organization in 2003.  In 2005, his article entitled Transmission Lines and Industrial Property Value was not only published in the Right of Way Magazine, it also won the Mark Green Award for excellence in journalism.  He is currently serving on the executive board for Chapter 2 of the IR/WA.

Mr. Chapman is married and has two sons.  His hobbies include running marathons, hiking, fly-fishing and singing.  Prior to becoming an appraiser Mr. Chapman was a back-up singer for numerous celebrities.

 

Appraisal Designations

  • MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute)

  • SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser of Appraisal Institute)

Right-of Way Designation

  • SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent - IR/WA)

State Certification

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser State of CA

Awards

• Mark Green Excellence in Journalism Award for his article published in the International Right of Way Magazine entitled Transmission Lines and Industrial Property Value

Memberships

• The Appraisal Institute
• International Right-of Way Association

Qualified as Expert Witness

  • Los Angeles County Superior Court

  • Alameda County Superior Court

  • Contra Costa County Superior Court

  • San Francisco County Superior Court

  • San Mateo County Superior Court

  • Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • Solano County Superior Court

  • Mendocino County Superior Court

  • Lake County Superior Court

  • Federal Bankruptcy Court

  • California Public Utilities Commission

  • Alameda County Tax Appeal Board

 

 
 

Senior Appraiser

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Michelle Patton MAI, SR/WA, R/W-AC

Michelle was born and raised in California, originally from Danville but now resides near Oakdale.

Mrs. Patton began her appraisal career in 2003 with Robert Ford and Associates, a commercial appraisal firm in Modesto, California.  In 2009, the firm was purchased by Craig Owyang Real Estate where Mrs. Patton was a senior appraiser for over four years.  She officially joined Dean Chapman & Associates as a staff appraiser in 2014.  She earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2012 and the SR/WA and R/W-AC (Right-of-Way Appraisal Certification) from the International Right of Way Association in 2017 and 2013, respectively.  She is currently serving as President on the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s board of directors.

Ms. Patton has five children:  two daughters and three sons.  Her free time is spent hiking, running, wood-working and cheering for her kids on soccer fields all over California.

 

Appraisal Designations

  • MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute)

Right-of Way Designation

  • SR/WA (Senior Right-of-Way Agent - IR/WA)

  • R/W-AC (Right-of-Way Appraisal Certification - IRWA)

State Certification

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser State of CA

Other Licensure

  • Real Estate Broker - Bureau of Real Estate State of California

Memberships

  • The Appraisal Institute

  • International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA)

  • National Association of Realtors

  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)

Affiliations

  • Appraisal Institute, MAI Designation

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter - Executive Director/President 2018

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter - Executive Director/Vice President 2017

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter - Executive Director/Treasurer 2016

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter - Executive Director/Secretary 2015

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter - Executive Director/Board Member 2014

  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA) -SR/WA, R/W-AC Designated Member

  • National Association of Realtors - Member