Meet Lou Najera & Resume

Professional: State Certified Residential Appraiser and FHA approved with over 36 years of experience.

EXPERIENCE:  Began formal training as a Real Estate appraiser/inspector in 1978 within the Savings & Loan industry, as a construction inspector for Southern California Savings. Various inspection and appraisal assignments encompassed as area from San Francisco to San Diego. Duties were to inspect the progress of new construction sites, custom home developments and from small to large residential tract developments. While in the employment of the Savings & Loan industry I advanced to a level 4 classification within the State of California. A class 4 designation was the highest classification within for s state chartered Savings and loan. and allows the appraiser to appraisae all types of properties.

In 1985 I left the Savings & Loan industry to form my own appraisal company called Network Appraisals, Inc. which specializes in the appraisal of Single Family residences, Condominiums, Planned Unit Developments and small 2 to 4 residential income properties.

KEY STRENGTHS INCLUDE:

  • An ambitious leader with extensive experience in training, supervision, motivation and evaluation of personnel. Utilized a hands-on management-by- example style, creating a working environment in which others can grow and excel.
  • Highly organized and analytical, acutely aware of the need for quality work, high customer service and  expediting appraisal orders.
  • Adept in coordinating multiple projects simultaneously, utilizing strong time-management abilities.
  • Able to handle stressful situations with tact and efficiently.
  • Key note speaker with Mortgage Lenders and Real Estate offices.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  • July 1973 to June 1974                       Real Estate Broker                          Superior Brokers – Montebello, CA
  • July 1974 to April 1975                       Construction Inspector                      Pacific Federal Savings – Hollywood, CA
  • May 1975 to Oct 1980                         Staff IV Class Appraiser                Southern California Savings – Beverly Hills, CA
  • Nov 1980 to Dec 2012                        Owner/Appraiser                              Network Appraisals, Inc – Huntington Beach, CA
  • Jan 2013 to Present                            Owner/Appraiser                                      Lou Najera Appraisals – Garden Grove, CA

FORMAL EDUCATION:

  • June 1973                               Bachelor of Science- Business Administraion                                                                 Cal State University at Los Angles
  • June 1975                                                                                                                         Business Graduate School           University at Los Angeles ( UCLA)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • California Association of Realtors
  • Pacific West Association – Multiple Listing Service
  • Orange County Garden Railway Society
  • Legal Shield Independent Associate

 EDUCATIONAL CLASSES AND SEMINARS:

  •  July 2016         Federal and State Regulations
  •  March 2016     Complex Appraisal A
  •  Sept 2015        Expert Witness Appraisal Business
  •  Aug, 2014        Today’s FHA Appraisals
  • May, 2014       Appraising Green Residences
  • April 2014       USPAP Update Course  2014
  • April 2013       Residential Appraisal Review
  • June 2012       Foreclosure as comparables
  • June 2012        USPAP Update Course 2013
  • April 2012        Residential Sale Comparison
  • April 2011        Understanding Uniform Data
  • Mar 2011         Post-Appraisal HVCC Word
  • Dec 2010         Defense Report Writing
  • Nov 2010         FHA/VA Appraising
  • Oct 2010          Foreclosure & Short Sales
  • Aug 2010         FHA 203K Appraisals
  • Aug 2010         FNMAE Guidelines
  • June 2010       REO Appraisals

LOU”S  HOBBIES & FAMILY 

  • Enjoys building backyard model Garden Railroads
  • Always  ready for a game of tennis
  • Enjoys all types of music, plays guitar, photography, video production.
  • Enjoys train ride excursions through out the United States and Canada.
  • Married for 41 years to the same wonderful wife and has one daughter

 

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