Our Qualifications

Ralph K. Olsen, CGA

Real Estate Experience

Active as Real Estate Appraiser since 1977
President and founder of Pacific West Appraisal Services, Inc.


Bachelor of Arts Geography, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

Typical Properties Appraised:

All types of residential properties, including:
Single Family Houses, attached, detached and condominiums
Manufactured houses
Rental Houses
Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex
Residential Land
HUD/FHA Appraisals
Veterans Administration (VA) Appraisals


Certified General Appraiser in Washington
Washington license #1100505

Recent Education

HUD Appraisal Requirements
Appraisal Report Writing
Serving the Client: Application and Use of the Streamlined Appraisal Process
Regression Analysis
Appraising the Tough Ones
Standards of Professional Practice
Green Building for Appraisers

Professional Activities

Past – Moderator of the NW Real Estate Investment Association
Past – Member of the RMLS Technology Committee

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