Specializing in Appraisals for Loan Purposes, Litigation, Estate Planning, & Inheritance Issues.

Appraisals of agricultural enterprises and rural properties demand qualified experts who understand the complexity and intricacy of modern agriculture and today's rural environment.  

The comprehensive appraisal you receive from an ARA is your assurance of a superior valuation for your agricultural enterprises or rural properties.  The experience and education required to become an ARA are significantly more stringent than that required for state certification, which makes an ARA the expert in the valuation of rural properties.  

The ARA:
       *  Has expertise in the appraisal of rural and agricultural property
       *  Is educated and experienced in the evaluation of soil, water quality and 
           availability, potential and improvements to estimate the value of land
       *  Adheres to the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional 
           Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
       *  Has a network of agribusiness professionals to share information and practices

The ARA appraisals are valuable for:
       *  Eminent domain (condemnation) proceedings
       *  Determining a value to sell a property
       *  Estate planning, gift valuations, or inheritance issues
       *  Litigation involving land valuations, damages, or losses
       *  Loan purposes
       *  Expert witness services
       *  Assistance to banks and trustees in real estate holdings property division

ARA's Appraise Complex Properties and Situations
       *  Natural Resources - timber, minerals, water rights
       *  Condemnation - compensation including value of land taken by government agency
           plus severance damages
       *  Business and/or Personal Property
       *  Complex Properties - permanent plantings, processing facilities, transitional recreational properties

Qualified, Educated & Experienced
        An ARA has expertise exceeding most state certification and licensing requirements.
       *  Successful completion of appraisal courses including:
                    -Rural appraisal principles           -Eminent domain
                    -Income capitalization                 -Appraisal report writing
                    -Highest and best use                 -Advanced appraisal technique

       *  Minimum five years of experience in professional rural appraisal
       *  60 Continuing Education hours every 3 years
       *  A 4-year college degree or equivalent
       *  Successfully pass the ASMRA Accrediting Exam

Appraisal Services

Appraisal Associate

Greg D. Stunkel

C. M. "Cy" Thoene

Certified General Appraiser
Accredited Rural Appraiser

816 Gage Street
PO Box 250
Ansley, NE  68814-0250

Telephone (308) 935-1438
Fax (308) 935-1250
Mobile Phone (308) 750-5634
Email:  cy@nctc.net