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Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants


Established in 1988 by Charles Baker, SRA, AI-RRS, AppraisalPros provides appraisal, review, litigation support and consulting services on residential property throughout the Southern California area, including Catalina Island. Clients include domestic and international financial institutions, law firms, consulting firms, developers, employee relocation companies, condo boards, real estate firms and individuals.


He has appraised the homes of countless celebrities and who's-who in finance, design, business, entertainment, legal, sports, health care hoteliers with over $25 billion in aggregate residential valuations since 2002. Recent assignments include the Playboy Mansion; Sarbonne Estate by ARYA; the Rappaport Estate in Malibu; the David Geffen estate in Malibu; the Paramour in Sliver Lake; Chateau Des Fleurs in Bel Air; Pacific Palisades Estate by ARYA; Somma Estate by Ty Cueva; Hacienda de la Paz in Rolling Hills; La Villa Contenta in Malibu; the Danny Thomas Estate, the Harold Lloyd Estate and the Burton Green Estate in Beverly Hills; the Dugally Estate Resort and Mapleton Resort in Holmby Hills; three of the most famous Greene & Greene houses in Pasadena (Blacker, Robinson and Culbertson); the largest houses in Hidden Hills and Balboa Island; 30+ burnouts after the Woolsey fire; over 40 houses and condos on Catalina Island. 


Architectural experience includes homes by the masters Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lloyd Wright Jr, Wallace Neff, Sylvanus Marston, Garrett Van Pelt, Edgar Maybury, Myron Hunt, Elmer Gray, Ricardo Legoretto, Gerard Colcord, Paul Williams, A. Quincy Jones, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Raphael Sorianoi, Rudolf Schindler, Gregory Ain, John Finton, Ron Firestone, Charles Hefner, and others. 


In the 1990's and early 2000's Mr. Baker served as Senior Review Appraiser for three national mortgage quality management companies and conducted thousands of field and desk review appraisals. He has testified in LA Superior Court and received commendation from the trial judge and attorneys.

Appraisal Institute SoCal Chapter service includes:

Chair, California Government Relations Committee - 2019 & 2020
Chair, Residential Symposium Committee - 2018, 2019 & 2020
Region VII, Government Relations Representative - 2018, 2019 & 2020
President, Board of Directors - 2018
Treasurer and SC Voting Member, CA Government Relations Cmte - 2017
Vice-President, Board of Directors - 2017
Treasurer, Board of Directors - 2016
Secretary, Board of Directors - 2015
Chair, External Relations Committee - 2015
Advisor, Mason-Thornton Scholarship Committee - 2014
Chair, Education Committee - 2014
Advisor, Education Committee - 2012-2013
Region VII Finance Chair and Government Chair - 2018-2019
Eastern Branch Advisor and chair - 2009-2012

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