Upon graduating from North Central College in Naperville, IL in 2000, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history, Adam set his sights on having a career that would be interesting, exciting, and offer challenges and opportunities for growth. He chose real estate appraising.
“I began my real estate appraisal career In January of 2001, earning my first license several months later. I received my certified real estate appraiser license in 2003 and conducted property assessments in every county in Northern Illinois,” says Adam.
There’s one big reason why Adam enjoys being an appraiser.
“No two days are alike. There are always new properties to inspect, new challenges to overcome, and when you do, there’s a great sense of satisfaction that comes from helping people,” states Adam.
Adam is passionate about appraising and providing outstanding service. This was illustrated recently when he had a multi-family property to inspect but the tenants were not available to let him in during normal business hours.
“To complete the report on time, I scheduled the property inspection for a Sunday afternoon when all the occupants would be home. Although this was outside of my regular availability, the real estate agent was very grateful that the inspection was completed on time, and without any hardship for the tenants.”
Being accommodating is important in a market like McHenry County, Illinois, where Adam is focused these days. In McHenry where inventory is tight, there have been many buyers over the past several years that have been unable to purchase a house in the location they desire.
“In response to the strong buyer demand, there are several new construction projects happening throughout the county.”
The lack of inventory has had an impact on pricing too.
“The current median sales price is just below $330,000 vs. $300,000 a year ago.”