Tom Terwilliger started his appraisal career perfoming personal property appraisal's in 1996 in an effort to expand his auction business (PRO AUCTION USA). In January 1998 became a licensed real estate sales associate with Century 21 Landmark Realty (now Landmark Realty). Tom began working to obtain a Brokers license which he aquired in 2000. The same year he began working to become a Certified Real Property Appraiser so he could eventually take over the Century 21 Landmark Realty Appraisal Department from Craig McNaughton.
Tom worked under the supervision of Mr. McNaughton to fullfill the required hours of experience and in 2002 became a Certified General Real Property Appraiser. Tom has been performing appraisals of residential, commercial, ag and livestock properties as well as specialty properties since 2000. He enjoys his work as a real estate appraiser.
In 2002 Mr. McNaughton left the company and Tom took over as cheif appraiser. In 2004 the Century 21 franchise was dropped and the appraisal department was separated from the real estate office. The appraisal department became Appraisal Associates of Algona, LLC. In 2007 Appraisal Associates moved out of the Landmark Realty office and is now located in an office at 5 E. Call, Algona, IA 50511.
Since then Tom has worked hard to add regression modeling and analysis, handheld computers to speed the appraisal process and online ordering for the convenience of our clients. He continues to look for ways to improve our services to our clients.