History of Bryan & Grass Appraisal 

Grass Appraisal started as a single appraisal office in 1984 by Anthony Grass. The office was located in Santa Rosa, California where the office grew to include four appraisers until 1992 when Anthony Grass moved the appraisal practice to its present location in Mount Shasta, California. In 1999 Grass Appraisal merged with Bryan Appraisal to form Bryan & Grass Appraisal, Inc.. 

What began in 1984 as a primarily a residential appraisal practice has grown over the years to include a variety of appraisal expertise. Including not only all types of residential properties, but also commercial retail, professional and medical office, public service buildings, vacant land, land development, agriculture, light industrial, recreational, timber lands, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, RV parks, bowling alleys, churches, other special purpose properties, and wetlands.

Primary coverage areas include most areas of Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, which include:

Siskiyou County:

  • Mount Shasta
  • Weed
  • Lake Shastina
  • McCloud
  • Dunsmuir
  • Castella
  • Gazelle
  • Grenada
  • Montague
  • Yreka
  • Fort Jones
  • Etna

Shasta County:

  • Redding
  • Anderson
  • Shasta Lake City
  • Cottonwood
  • Lakehead
  • Palo Cedro

At present, Bryan & Grass Appraisal is a father and son appraisal team. Bio information for both appraisers is as follows:

 

Anthony Grass   

                                                                     

 

Anthony Grass has been an active real estate appraiser since 1977. From 1977 to 1984 Anthony worked for local savings and loans before opening his own appraisal practice in 1984. In the summer of 1992 he relocated his appraisal practice to Mount Shasta, California from Sonoma County where he still has a partnership interest in Redwood Empire Appraisal.

Over the course of 32 years of appraisal experience he has a broad experience appraising real estate that includes the following:

  • Single Family Residences
  • Condominiums (Both Commercial and Residential)
  • Residential Subdivisions (Existing and Proposed)
  • Vacant Residential Land (Lots and Acreage)
  • Commercial and Industrial Land
  • Agriculture
  • Professional and Medical Office
  • Commercial Retail
  • Light Industrial
  • Residential Apartments
  • Motels and Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfast Inns
  • Campgrounds and RV Parks
  • Recreational Properties
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Churches
  • Timber Land
  • Wetlands
  • Special Purpose
  • Proposed Construction

The intended use for these appraisals included mortgage loan purposes, bank foreclosure, estate and estate planning, IRS tax purposes, property taxes, listing/selling purposes, marriage and partnership dissolution, employee relocation, litigation and expert witness. 

Anthony has performed appraisals and consultation for a variety of clients, including commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loans, mortgage brokers, attorneys, accountants, relocation companies, real estate agents, conservation agencies, public/governmental agencies, and private parties.

Areas in which Mr. Grass has experience includes all of Siskiyou County, Shasta County, and Sonoma County in California. He is licensed as a General Certified Real Estate Appraiser with the State of California and is approved for HUD to perform FHA appraisals.

 

Brian Grass

Brian Grass has been appraising full time for Bryan & Grass Appraisal since 2005 after working for the Shasta County Assessor's Office. Brian's primary experience is the appraisal of one to four residential properties, as well as vacant land. His residential experience includes both existing and proposed construction.

Brian has performed appraisals for mortgage finance purposes, selling purposes, to help establish list prices, marriage and partnership dissolution, estate and estate planning, IRS tax purposes, property taxes, and FHA loans.

Brian has performed appraisals and consultation for a variety of clients, including commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loans, mortgage brokers, attorneys, accountants, real estate agents, and private parties.

Brian has experience appraising most areas of Siskiyou County in California. He is licensed as a Residential Licensed Real Estate Appraiser with the State of California and is approved for HUD to perform FHA appraisals.

 

The following are resume's for both appraisers.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS OF ANTHONY E. GRASS

Educational Background

Santa Rosa Junior College: Major Architecture/Engineering

Appraisal and related courses completed:

Course Date Course Provider

1) An Introduction to Real Estate Appraising, 1978 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

Course 101

2) Principals of Income Property Appraising, 1980 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

Course 201

3) Applied Residential Property, Course 102, 1987 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

3) Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation - Exam 2-1 August 1989 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

4) Report Writing & Valuation Analysis - Exam 2-2 July 1991 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

5) Standards of Professional Practice, September 1995 Appraisal Institute

Part A - Course 410

6) Standards of Professional Practice, September 1995 Appraisal Institute

Part B - Course 420

7) Advanced Income Capitalization - Course 510, October 1998 Appraisal Institute

8) Standards of Professional Practice, November 2000 Appraisal Institute

Part C – Course 530

Appraisal related seminars:

Seminar Date Seminar Provider

1) Anatomy of Residential Housing, September 1987 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

2) FNMA and FHLBB Appraisal Guideline Update February 1989 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

3) The Relocation Seminar, August 1988 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

4) Narrative Report Seminar July 1988 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

5) Demonstration Report Mini Clinic Seminar January 1989 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

6) Professional Practices September 1990 Society of Real Estate Appraisers

7) New Uniform Residential Appraisal Dec. 1993 American Institute of Real Estate

Report Seminar Appraisers

8) Appraising Practices for Litigation Seminar September 1993 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

9) Farm Valuation Seminar November 1994 American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

10) HUD Reporting Practices and Appraisal January 1995 American Institute of Real Estate

Techniques Seminar Appraisers

11) Federal and State Laws and Regulations April 1995 American Institute of Real Estate

Appraisers

12) Appraiser Technology Workshop April 1996 Appraisal Institute

13) The FHA and the Appraisal Process September 1999 Appraisal Institute

14) Vineyard Valuation ll April 2000 Appraisal Institute

15) The Appraiser as Expert Witness October 2001 Kissock Data Systems

16) Appraisal Valuation Modeling Dec. 2001 Appraisal Institute

17) National USPAP Update –2003 July 2003 Kissock Data Systems

18) Manufactured Home Appraising Course 1.3b Nov. 2003 National Association of

Independent Fee Appraisers

19) Limited Appraisals and Scope February 2004 McKissock, Inc.

20) USPAP Compliance February 2004 McKissock, Inc.

21) Appraising for Secondary Market February 2004 McKissock, Inc.

22) Appraisal Today 2004 August 2004 Real Estate Communications Resources

23) Federal and State Laws and Regulations February 2004 McKissock, Inc.

24) FHA Appraisal Protocol Update August 2007 National Association of

Independent Fee Appraisers

25) The Appraisal of Foreclosure Properties August 2007 National Association of

Independent Fee Appraisers

26) California Conservation Easement Seminar September 2007 Appraisal Institute

26) USPAP Update January 2008 McKissock, Inc.

27) Eminent Domain and Condemnation July 2008 Appraisal Institute

28) Small Motel/Hotel Valuation July 2008 Appraisal Institute

29) Analyzing Income/Expenses August 2008 Appraisal Institute

30) What Commercial Clients Would Like Appraisers to know 8/08 Appraisal Institute

Experience Background

Homestead Savings and Loan Association

Experience: Single Family Appraisals

Loan Underwriting

Years Experience: 8 months

Northern California Savings and Loan Association

Experience: 1-4 Residential Appraisals

Construction Inspections

Years Experience: 3 years * 9 months

Northbay Savings and Loan Association

Experience: 1-4 Residential Appraisals

Commercial Appraisals

Construction Inspections

Years Experience: 3 years * 9 months

Independent Appraiser * Grass Appraisals / Bryan & Grass Appraisal

Experience: 1-4 Residential Appraisals

Residential Apartments

Land Development Appraisals

Light Industrial Appraisals

Commercial Property Appraisal

Farm and Ranch Appraisals

Litigation Appraisals

Administration of Appraisal Office

Years Experience: 24 years

Affiliate Memberships

Member of Sonoma County , Shasta County and Siskiyou County Multiple Listing Service

Candidate Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

State of California Certified General Appraiser Number AG00232

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS OF BRIAN A. GRASS

Educational Background

College of the Siskiyous: 1 ½ years. General Education Courses

Appraisal and related courses completed:

Allied Business School: Real Estate Appraisal Program. Completed June of 2001

Experience Background

Brian & Grass Appraisals

Experience: Assisting in Real Property Appraisals

Years Experience: 6 years

Shasta County Assessors Office

Experience: Real Property Tax Law.

Title Research.

Years Experience: 2 ½ years

Bryan & Grass Appraisals

Experience: Single Family Real Estate Appraisals

Years Experience: June 2005 to current