Chapter Board

Carolyn S Richards
Chapter President

While practicing real estate in Visalia in the 1970s, Carolyn was a board of directors member on the local board of Realtors, a member of the California Association of Realtors, NAR, and worked on the legislative committee which helped to create a first time home buyers program. She also assisted two general contractors in completing their home building projects between 1977 & 1983. With the real estate market still in the tank in 1981, she gravitated toward appraising. In 1985 her husband Karl shut down his cattle business and joined her in appraising. Together they started “Richards Appraisals”, have remodeled 16 houses, and appraised thousands. She was the appraiser liaison to the Visalia legislative group and on the College of Sequoias Foundation board for several years. In 2001 Carolyn joined the Tulare County Executives Association as their appraiser representative and has served as president 3 times. It is one of the best networking groups in the tri-county area. Carolyn has been an annual speaker for “Realtor & appraiser personal safety”, a guest speaker at College of the Sequoias, and continuously councils homeowners on cost-effective ways to remodel their homes. She has been FHA-approved since 1984. Her business partner/husband is a VA & FHA appraiser and together they enjoy ballroom dancing.

Ed Blumberg
Chapter Treasurer

Central Valley Chapter Board of Directors
Julie Areias
Karl Richards
Wayne Carstens
Vern Grant


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