Bob Henricksen

Bob Henricksen
Born of second generation Alaskan families from Ketchikan and Skagway, he split the difference and landed in Juneau. He attended college In Washington (PLU) and Colorado (DU). Moved to California (Orange & LA counties) in the 80’s where he began as a staff appraiser for Home Mortgage (Ahmuson, now gone) and Cal Fed S&L (now Bank). He then moved to Seattle to help start an appraisal business and eventually moved to Juneau, AK in the early 90’s to start his own business. He has since built the largest residential appraisal business in Southeast AK and now is happily "bossing only myself around out of my spare bedroom and making sure my dog knows where home is." He is currently appraising, building data & office management software using Filemaker pro, and loving it all.

Appraising in Alaska

First off, it’s no tougher than anywhere else, but also like anywhere else, it has its unique attributes. Any such discussion needs to define some scope, so let’s first address the size. How big is it? Alaska is one-fifth the size of the continental United States. If placed on top of the continental US, it stretches from the east coast …

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