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Jess Payne, SRA, CGA


Commercial Appraiser

After years of working in the real estate lending and business brokerage world, then working with other appraisal firms Mr. Payne created Jess Payne Appraisal Service in January of 1990. He also formed a real estate company involved in acquisitions, entitlements and development.

Mr. Payne is involved in all types of real property valuation including commercial, office, industrial, agricultural, recreation and special purpose appraisals. He is qualified as an appraisal expert in Idaho and various counties in Oregon.


Jess is a member of multiple organizations such as:

  • Appraisal Institute, SRA designation

  • Caldwell Board of Realtors

  • Nampa Board of Realtors

  • Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

  • Business Advisory Committee (National)

  • Past Al Chapter Secretary and Education Chairman


Jess Payne’s Credentials

General Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Walla Walla College, College Place, WA, June 1978

  • Graduate work for Masters Degree on a scholarship in 1978, Walla Walla College

  • Appraisal Institute SRA member

  • Certified General Certification through State of Idaho and Oregon

  • Appraiser Affiliate of Appraisal Institute

  • Associate Member of The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers


Appraisal Education( prior 5 years only):

  • Online Thinking Outside the Form, 05/29/2017

  • USPAP 2016-2017, 05/13/2017

  • Reviewing Residential Appraisals and Using Fannie Mae Form 2000, 04/30/2017

  • Online Cool Tools: New Technology for Real Estate Appraisers, 04/28/2017

  • Online Business Practices and Ethics, 04/26/2017

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems and Green Buildings, 6/12/2015

  • Online Business Practices & Ethics, 6/11/2015

  • Online Data Verification Methods, 6/11/2015

  • 7 Hour National USPAP Equivalent Course, 5/21/2015

  • Improving Appraisal Reports Used for Financing Institutions, 4/1/2015

  • General Market Analysis, 2/27/2015

  • ASFRMA Best in Business Ethics for New Members, 2/19/2015

  • Right of Way—Three Case Studies with Two Approaches to Value, 10/22/2014

  • Regression Modeling: Why Bad Results Happen to Good Appraiser, 10/1/2014

  • The Valuation of Bank Branches, 9/17/2014

  • Fundamentals of Going Concerns, 7/16/2014

  • Online Advanced Internet Search Strategies, 5/2014

  • Trial Components, 2014

  • Advanced Internet Search Strategies, 2014

  • Golf Course Property Valuation, 2014

  • USPAP, 2012-2013

  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Course -

  • Highest & Best Use and Appraising Ag Land in Transition, 2012

  • Fundamentals of Separating Real, Personal Property, and Intangible Business Assets, 2012

  • USPAP, 2011

*Prior to this there were numerous courses completed, including basic and advanced AI Commercial Courses.


 In his spare time, Jess enjoys a good round of golf, fly fishing and working on his ranch.

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