We Specialize In Expert Witness and Litigation Support Services
Genuine Focus on Compliance, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Due Diligence, Mitigation of Loss, Public Welfare, Credibility, Reliability, Integrity, Consistency, Transparency, Honesty and Training the Most Competent & Qualified Succeeding Generations and Future Leaders of the Real Estate Appraisal Industry!
Julie Friess SRA, AI-RRS, MA
Appraisal Institute (AI) Designated SRA and AI-RRS Member, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, Loss Mitigation Appraisal Analyst, Qualified Federal & State Expert Witness, Litigation Compliance Expert and Support, past President-Coalition of Arizona Appraisers (CoAA), Collateral Risk Network Group (CRN), Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in FL and AZ, Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser with 32 years of experience appraising, NADA Certified to appraise both Title I & II Manufactured Homes.
Her Specialties Include: Loss mitigation, Repurchase demand analysis , rebuttal and negotiation, USPAP compliance reviews for litigation, lending, appraisal board complaint assistance. Litigation, compliance and regulatory related issues for lenders, AMC's & mortgage brokers/loan originators and appraisers
AI Appraisal Journal Editorial Board(2017-present); was awarded AI Service Award by the AI Editorial Board in 2018; AI National Diversity Panel; served on AI Region X Committee(2017-2019); served on the AI South Florida Board (2014-2019) ; AZ DFI Mentor; NAR Realtor; 2020 City of Sedona Small Grants Committee.
At Appraisal Camp-Sedona, we educate Appraisal Trainees with real world experience, on-the-ground case-study training, all while trainees complete their required courses. We examine and study basic standards of practice, explore the importance and application of Honesty, Integrity and Respect throughout the process, and engage with experienced professionals that specialize in everything from basic appraisals to complex assignments, appraisal review, litigation and education.
Whether you are a seasoned pro that just needs some continuing education credits, a professional that could use a few weeks of a deeper dive into the process, or are completely new to the Appraisal world, Appraisal Camp-Sedona is working on ways to serve the needs of the entire Appraisal Industry.
On-Line and In-Person opportunities will be available! You'll be able to experience the magic of Sedona while sharpening your skill set.
Our Trainee Team:
Bryan Aldridge-Bryan spent 20 years in the Natural Foods industry and was ready for a change of pace from retail leadership. After learning about the role that real estate appraisers play in protecting the public trust, he decided to change careers and pursue this passion. After working with Julie and observing her commitment to integrity, honesty, and excellence, he felt that he had found a great supervisor and mentor and joined Sedona Appraisal Research Associates, LLC.
Jason Vargo- Jason spent 10+ years as a Managerial Professional, and 10+ years as an Independent Event Producer, Business Development Consultant and Musician. He is looking forward to engaging in this exciting new career path and to making a positive impact on the Appraisal Industry
Tracy Terry- Tracy brings to our team an extensive background in business management, franchise operations, accounting, sales and marketing. She is very excited to be a part of Appraisal Camp-Sedona and the exciting path ahead!