George “Chip” Holmes

State of Nevada – Licensed Residential Appraiser – A.0006387-RES

State of Arizona – Licensed Residential Appraiser — LRA-1008987

Areas of Competency

  • Single Family Residential
  • Condominiums
  • Las Vegas Strip High Rise Condos
  • Multifamily Properties (2-4 units)
  • Residential land appraisals
  • Expert Witness: Previously designated as an expert witness by US Bankruptcy Court and Eighth Judicial District Court in the state of Nevada.
  • Forensic Appraisals: Requiring a current or retrospective effective date for residential real estate portfolios, estate value, tax, divorce, bankruptcy, or case involving a professional appraiser’s opinion of value.

Appraisal Experience

  • Eagle Home Appraisal, Las Vegas, February 2006-Present
  • Summitworks Appraisal Services, Pahrump, NV August 2004-February 2006
  • Hofer Appraisal Services, Henderson, April 2002-August 2004

Expert Witness Appearances

Court Testimony

  • US Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada, July 7, 2015 Case# NV-14-102022
  • Wilmington Trust vs. Edward Webb, June 14, 2016, Case# A-14-700347-C
  • US Bank National Association vs. George Edwards, October 3, 2017 Case#A-12-667690-C
  • Entrust Group vs. Wells Fargo Bank, January 10, 2018, Case# NV-15-667765-CV
  • Coles vs. Coles – Divorce – Medina County Court, OH, December 18, 2018
  • Kolakowski vs. Kolakowski – Divorce – Regional Justice Center, NV, January 25, 2019
  • American West Real Estate, LLC – Bankruptcy – Foley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, NV, March 14, 2019
  • Jensen vs. Jensen, Clark County District Court Family Division, January 14, 2020
  • Sun vs. Xue, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, January 9, 2020

Deposition Testimony

  • Deutsche Bank vs. SFR Investments Pool, May 25, 2016, Case# 2:14-cv-01131-APG-VCF
  • Ventures Trust vs. Saticoy Bay LLC, July 25, 2016, Case# 2:15-cv-01773-JAD-CWH
  • RH Kids v. Lakeview Loan, July 30, 2018 Case#A-16-741141-C

Appraiser Education

  • Appraisers Economic and Forum and Festival-Appraiserfest
  • Residential Property Inspection for Appraisers
  • That’s a Violation-Appraisal Standards in the Real World
  • Live Webinar-Adjustments: Supported or Not Supported?
  • Live Webinar-Analyze This!: Applications of Appraisal Analysis
  • Introduction to Legal Descriptions
  • Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers
  • Mobile appraiser workflow
  • Controlling your data with TOTAL
  • Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers
  • 2-4 Family Finesse
  • Environmental Issues for Appraisers
  • Modern Green Building Concepts
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Private Appraisal Assignments
  • Construction Details and Trends
  • Ad Valorem Tax Consultation
  • REO and Foreclosures
  • Oddball Appraisals
  • The Evolution of Finance & The Mortgage Market
  • Relocation Appraisals
  • Introduction to Business Appraising
  • Appraising Small Residential Income
  • Properties I and II
  • Nevada Appraisal Law
  • Highest and Best Use Analysis
  • Professional & Technical Compliance with USPAP I and II
  • Applied Residential Appraisal Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal
  • Biennial Updates – Uniform Standards of
  • Professional Appraisal Practice(USPAP)

Higher Education

Stanford University, B.S. Chemistry, with relevant coursework in Micro-Economics, Macro-Economics, Statistics and Probability, Calculus, and Accounting.

Interests and Activities