Identify and establish best practices for appraisal stakeholders and consumers of appraisals. The Best Practices Committee will also develop methods to disseminate the information throughout the housing industry.
Meet The Chairs
Anthony (Tony) Blackburn has been a real estate appraiser since 1986 when he was hired as a staff appraiser by a Private Money Lender out of San Jose, CA. He was hired by Apple Appraisal in 1991 and became an owner in 1996. Tony created an appraisal review department for Apple Appraisal and managed it directly for several years, gaining a reputation for high-quality review methodologies. In 1999, Tony bought out his original partner and led Apple Appraisal, Inc. on its growth to an Appraisal Management Company, which now serves California and Nevada. Tony speaks regularly to affiliated industry groups on appraisal topics of interest. Tony is married, with two grown kids, plays soccer, and enjoys hiking.
Teri Zarate is Chief Appraiser at Pro Teck Valuation Intelligence. In her current role, Teri is being the company’s most senior internal and external resource for all things quality. She leads the Quality Control team, coaches, and motivates her team of staff appraisers. Teri assures the guidelines and best practices are being championed by overseeing robust auditing programs. She will deliver on process quality improvements and drive positive results to the bottom line and leading customer experience and performance. Teri utilizes her experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become an issue.
Teri is a Certified Residential Appraiser maintaining licenses in Utah and Arizona and is a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute. She grew up in Salt Lake City area building and maintaining a successful appraisal business for nearly 15 years. Teri transitioned to Default Mortgaging Servicing in 2008 before moving into AMC services in 2011. She moved to Arizona in 2012 with her husband Alex to join two daughters that were already living in the Valley of the Sun.
Over that past couple of years, Teri has purchased and remolded two Phoenix homes, developing a passion for home improvement projects and design. She epitomizes integrity, energy, commitment, passion, and fun. In her spare time, Teri enjoys the outdoors and loves to RV around the west coast. She enjoys kayaking, bike riding, cooking, and music.