Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA. Member of RAC Fincham & Associates, Charlottesville, VA

Woody Fincham is a well-known and well-respected real estate appraiser in the Charlottesville, VA area. He has worked in private firms and for both municipal level assessment offices and the Virginia TAX department as a reviewer for conservation easement and historical façade easement properties. Currently, Woody specializes in complex residential properties that include mansions, equestrian hobby farms, hobby farms, resorts, waterfront and high-performance home certifications such as HERS, Pearl and LEED. His most recent position included being Residential Chief Appraiser at a national appraisal firm where he developed training, assisted in business development and assisted staff appraisers in complex problems and properties.

Maria Nucci, SRA, AI-RRS Southern Jersey Appraisal Associates, Glouchester County, NJ

Maria Nucci is a residential real estate appraiser certified by the State of New Jersey. She has appraised various types of single and multi-family residential properties at the Jersey Shore since 2013, specializing in residential waterfront properties. Prior to appraising real estate, Maria worked as a New Jersey licensed real estate salesperson in the Ocean County, NJ area. Maria’s area of expertise is residential real estate with assignment types including current market value and retrospective market value for financing, foreclosure, settling estates and private sales and purchases, among others.

Thomas M. Munizzo, IFA, Certified Appraisal Reviewer, DAR, ASA Accurity Midwest, Chicago, Il

Tom is the Chief Appraiser for Accurity Consolidated and the controlling partner and Managing Director for Accurity Midwest, LLP which specializes in residential and commercial quality control reviews and regularly completes fee appraisals specializing in all types of complex residential, multifamily and mixed-use properties. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Appraisal Foundation (2013-2019). He is a past National President (2006) of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) and recently served as the Chicago Chapter President (2021-2022) of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and was just recently elected to the Real Property-NAIFA Discipline Committee for ASA. Tom is a published author of appraisal courses and has served as an expert witness in legal litigation and teaches courses and seminars for ASA and industry events.

Rick Hiton, MS, ASA, IFAS, LEED GA United Valuation, Chicago, IL

Rick Hiton is a Past President of the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP), considered the leading appraisal coalition to affect change in the appraisal industry. In 2016, Mr. Hiton completed: Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program, Certificate Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. As a certified LEED Green Associate, Mr. Hiton provides expertise in sustainability and environmental impact and is committed to the green building movement. He has also been certified by the Appraisal Institute in Commercial/Residential Solar Valuation.

Betsy Hughes, SRA, AI-RRA BK Appraisal Services, Virginia Beach, VA

Betsy Hughes launched BK Appraisal Services in September 2006 after working for another appraisal firm. Prior to her time in the real estate industry, she processed home equity loans for a local Credit Union and held numerous management positions in finance for over twenty years. Betsy’s extensive experience in this space has given her a deep understanding of all sides of a real estate transaction, from the borrower to the lender to the appraiser.

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