Kyle Westra, SRA, AI-RRS
In 1983 Kyle began appraising as an apprentice under the tutelage of some of the most qualified appraisers in the State of Utah. His apprenticeship lasted for four years with the opportunity to learn from the best. During this time period he became affiliated with the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers as a candidate for the RM (Residential Member) designation.
In 1988 Kyle graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Economics with a finance emphasis. One year later, in 1989, he received the RM designation with the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. In 1990, a merger of appraisal organizations formed the Appraisal Institute. His RM designation was converted to the SRA designation of the Appraisal Institute, which he currently holds.
In the course of his career, Kyle has completed over 24,000 appraisals with values as high as $23,000,000. He has experienced numerous up and down turns in the real estate market. This experience has taught him to recognize when those up and down turns are likely to occur. He has extensive experience in the appraisal of REO properties, high end custom homes, new construction, acreage properties, recreation properties, rural properties, estates, divorce, sale considerations, and relocation. Kyle also does real estate consulting.
Kyle has owned his own business since 1991. He has never used trainees in his business. He takes pride in knowing that all analysis and research is done on his own. Kyle feels this gives him a more hands on feel for the market and each property he appraises.
Born in 1962
Married in 1988
Five kids and four grandkids
Lived in Utah most of his life – lived in Portland, Oregon for 1 1⁄2 years.
Interests include triathlons, woodworking, skiing, boating, traveling, golfing, church and family.
When I am contracted to complete a valuation service, that client deserves to be treated professionally. That client deserves to have a valuation product that accomplishes the intended use, all while maintaining the highest quality appraisal standards possible.
Quality and reliability are my top priority!
If I am to produce the highest quality report possible, I am going to provide a report that the client can have total confidence that the conclusions are accurate and well supported.