About Us

Brokerage

Professional salesmanship in practically all land types.

License And Certificates

Lisa Saunders, ARA, CGRPA-KY

Accredited Rural Appraiser through a national organization called The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

 

Certified General Real Property Appraiser is a state required certification of appraise Certified General Real Property Appraiser

 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Approved ROW Real Estate Appraiser

 

Kentucky Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Past President, 2007-2008 term

 

Memberships

  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Trust for Public Land
  • The International Dyslexia Association, Trained Orton-Gillingham Tutor

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics, minor in business, The Ohio State University, 1979. Additional course work in taxes, real estate law and all prerequisite accounting courses toward CPA. Hometown – Huntington, West Virginia

 

Work History

1981-1986 – Assistant County Supervisor, USDA, Farm Services, Ohio

Review of loan documents for cash flow and security purposes for both operating and long-term loans. Performed appraisals of farm real estate, rural residential real estate, subsidized housing, and chattels. Lowered inventory property, and supported supervisor’s case volume as the largest in state.

 

1990-1991 – Fee Appraiser – Realty Research, Lexington, Kentucky

Commercial properties examples: plazas, downtown offices, conversions residential to professional office space, statewide appraisal of lumber yards, high end horse farms, transitional land

 

1991-1992 – Appraiser – US Forest Service, USDA, Virginia

Yellow Book Appraisals – Guest River Gorge Rails to Trails Project in Coburn, Virginia

 

1986-Present – F.A.R.M. Appraisals, LLC, Kentucky, Farms and Rural Markets

Clients: government entities, attorneys, private individuals, banks, estates in 34 counties

 

Projects:

Expansions

  • Appraisal of 1200 acres over 20 years for assemblage by private individual
  • The Civil War Preservation Trust, The Perryville Battlefield, and Battle of Richmond, Richmond, Kentucky
  • U.S. Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service acquisitions for expansion of Wildlife Management Areas, western Kentucky
  • The William Whitley House through The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

 

Review

  • Developed bank engagement letters and standard policies for appraisers for United Citizen Bank, Performed review of appraisals under the Dodd-Frank Act

 

Conservations Easement Appraisals:

  • IRS charitable donations to the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the Bluegrass Conservancy, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Purchase of Development Rights Program, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
  • USDA-NRCS Wetland, Grassland, Farm and Ranch, Healthy Forest conservation programs
  • Multi-county wide and statewide market analyses
  • Isaac Shelby House State Historic Site, 300 acres, ISTEA, Lincoln County, Kentucky

 

Property Types Include:

  • General Agricultural Farms
  • Commercial, Agricultural Facilities, Rural
  • Dairy Facilities
  • Historic Homes
  • Land In Transition And Residential Subdivision Land
  • Prominent High-End Horse Farms
  • Row Crop Farms
  • Small Horse Farms
  • Steep Wooded Land