Wright Appraisals Inc



resume of

R. michael wright




1993 to Present          California Probate Referee

1977 to Present            Independent Fee Appraiser

1983 to 1990               Chief Appraiser, Mariposa County Assessor's Office

1977 to 1983               Real Property Appraiser, Mariposa County Assessor's Office





Preparation of letter, form and narrative appraisals for banks, credit unions, savings and loans, attorneys, government agencies and individuals.  Types of appraisals include residential, multi-family, rural, agricultural, commercial, subdivisions, and development properties.  Appraisals are prepared in conformance with Fannie-Mae, Freddie-Mac and USPAP guidelines.


Other projects include rent studies, court proceedings, condemnations and estate settlements, also the preparation of feasibility analysis for subdivisions and commercial development and partial interest valuations.





A complete knowledge of the California Revenue and Taxation Code including Prop 13 laws, exemptions and appeals procedures.  The preparation of mass appraisal projects, government appraisals for insurance purposes, the appraisal of restricted value properties, possessery interests, business property, mining claims and commercial property.






Commercial and industrial, special use, agricultural appraisals, including row crops, orchards, rangeland, single-family residential, condominiums, apartments multi-family, appraisals. Appraisals of fire razed houses, special studies including highest and best use studies, market analysis and feasibility studies.








Courses completed:

Appraisal Institute, General Appraiser Income Approach Part 1


AIREA Course No. 8, Single Family Residential Appraisal


AIREA Course 1B-A,   Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part A


Appraisal Institute, The Internet and Appraising


Appraisal Institute, Standards of Professional Practice


California State Board of Equalization Courses:


     #1  Introduction to Appraising for Property Tax Purposes

     #2  Appraisal of Single Family Units By Cost

     #3  Residential Unit Appraisal

     #5  The Income Approach to Value

     #7  The Appraisal of Rural Property

     #8  The Appraisal of Machinery & Equipment

     #9  The Appraisal of Possessory Interest

     #18 Audit Procedures

     #20 Appraisal Mathematics

     #52 The Appraisal of Williamson Act Property

     #55 The Appraisal of Income Producing Properties




Certified appraiser for property tax purposes in California


California State Board of Equalization Advanced Appraiser Certificate


Certified as an expert witness in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Modesto & Oakland, California


Certified as an expert witness in the following counties:



Guest lecturer California Grand Jury Seminars


Guest lecturer Merced College appraisal classes


Guest lecturer California Assessor's conferences


Contributing writer, various publications


Instructor, hotel valuations, California Probate Referees


Instructor Income Approach To Value  - Board Of Realtors



Commissioner - Sonora Traffic and Parking Commission


Past Director – Historical Sonora Chamber of Commerce


Member Tuolumne County Board of Realtors


Foreman  1986-87 Mariposa County Grand Jury


Past Chairman , Mariposa County Area Planning Body


Past Member Executive Board, Yosemite Credit Union


Past President , Mariposa County Employees Association


Past Member Steering Committee, California State Exposition


Affiliate Member Mortgage Lenders Association of Tuolumne County


Past Board Member / Secretary Sonora Improvement Association


Past State Director California Probate Referee’s Association



Examples Of Projects Appraised



Hwy 108 and Maag/Oakdale

21,500 SF Retail Center

Creekside Professional Center/Angels Camp

8,900 SF Office Building

Foster Center/Sonora

39,872 SF Shopping Center

CCWD Headquarters/San Andreas

10,800 SF Office Building

East Sonora Building and Medical Center

45,630 SF of Office/Retail/Shop

14520 Mono Way/Sonora

23,100 SF Office Building

31 & 35 N. Washington St./ Sonora

9,800 Square Foot Office & Restaurant Building

Wendy’s Restaurant/Modesto

2,315 Square Foot Restaurant

Apple Farm/Angels Camp

6,110 Square Foot Restaurant`

Berg Property/ Groveland

14,155 Square Foot Shopping Center

Pioneer Village/Mariposa

15,640 Square Foot Shopping Center

Sonora Sports Center/Sonora

14,800 Square Foot Sports Facilities

Canepa Enterprises

1,200 Square Foot Dental Office

21994 Twain Harte Drive/Twain Harte

2,001 Square Foot Dental Office

300 Tom Bell Road/Murphys

2,200 Square Foot Dental Office

Big 5 Sporting Goods/Sonora

Proposed 9,400 Square Foot Retail Building

Sonora Express Lube

Proposed Quick Lube Auto Operation

Washington Square Professional Center/Sonora

6,066 Square Foot Office Building

Chief Auto Parts Store

6,000 Square Foot Retail Building

California State Automobile Assoc. Building

5,002 Square Foot Office Building

Blockbuster Video Building

6,000 Square Foot Retail Building

Sylva Lane Medical Building

1,800 Medical Office Condo Building

Cedar Investments Building /Sonora

6,904 Square Foot Office Building



Mill Woods Unit 5/Arnold

Proposed 21 Lot Subdivision

Mill Villa Estates/Sonora

90Unit Manufactured Home Subdivision

Columbia Vista Estates/ Columbia

24 Unit Subdivision

Apple Valley Estates/ Sonora

158 Unit PUD

Greenly Oaks Townhouses/Sonora

48 Unit Townhouse Subdivision

Mountain Ridge Estates/Sonora

26 Lot Subdivision

Oak Ridge Estates/Burson

16 Lot Subdivision

Gold Strike Heights/San Andreas

Proposed 83 Lot Subdivision

Black Oak Estates/Twain Harte

3 Phase Subdivision

Greenhorn Creek/Angels Camp

Proposed 19-lot bulk sale

Mill Woods/Arnold

Proposed 19-lot Subdivision



Meadowmont Lodge/Arnold                                19 Unit Motel

10301 Willow Street/ Jamestown

20 Unit Motel

Buckmeadows Lodge/Groveland

50 Unit Motel/22,310 Square Feet

Gables Cedar Creek Inn/Twain Harte

5 Unit Motel with Residence

Muphys Inn Suites

70 Unit Motel Suites

Best Western Cedar Inn Suites

38 Unit Motel Suites

Imperial Hotel

Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

Holiday Inn/Mammoth Lakes

71 Unit Motel, Restaurant, Bar

Bridgeport Inn

29 Unit Motel, Restaurant , Bar

Villager Inn/June Lake

22 Unit Motel




Miner Resort/Mini-mart                                    Restaurant  & Mini-Mart/Gas Station

Canepa Enterprises                                           Mini-mart & Gas Station

The Outpost                                                        2,400 Square Foot Mini-Mart/Gas Station 

Chip’s Chevron Station                                    Gas Station & Mini-mart

The Buffalo Stop/Wallace                                Mini-Mart/Gas Station

Exxon Station/Sonora                                        Mini-Mart/Gas Station





Tuolumne Co

Appraisal of all major govenemnt centers, including Court House, Hospital, Jail, Admin Buildings and Library

Tuolumne Co

Appraisal of New Justice Center Land

Calaveras Co

Appraisal of New Justice Center Land

Tuolumne Co. Airports

Shop,Hanggers,RV Spaces,House

Foothill Community Church/Angels Camp

13,300 SF Church and School

SkyLake Ranch Camp/Ahwahnee

54 Acre Youth Camp w/27 Buildings

Whispering Pines Camp

27 Acre Youth Camp

Cherry Valley Golf & C.C.

18 Hole Golf Course, Residential Lots, Commercial

Rankin House/Sonora

4,000 Square Foot Historic Office Building

J.C. Fremont Hospital

County Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility

K-Arrow Ranch/Jamestown, CA

Youth Camp & Working Cattle Ranch

Tuolumne Parks and Recreation

2 Parcels/Old Railroad Bed

Tuolumne County Public Works

Landfill Impact Survey

New Melones Lake Marina

Marina & Mini-Mart

Almond Pavilion/Oakdale

9,489 Commercial & Special Use Building

Indian Flat RV Park/El Portal

RV Park and Campground

Cino House, June Lake

15,000 sf Log Cabin




Wallace Mini Storage

125 Mini-Storage Units

Springfield Mini Storage

265 Mini-Storage Units

San Andreas Mini-Storage

99 Mini-Storage Units

Murphys Mini-Storage

55 Mini-Storage Units

San Andreas Industrial Park

4 Industrial Buildings

Industrial Way/Sonora

2,800 SF New Shop

R & L Trucking

5,000 Square Foot Building

Fibreboard Corp.

7 / 5 to-20 Acre Lot Industrial Park




Kautz Winery

160 Acres of Development Land

Gardella Ranch/Tuolumne Co

1,731 Acres of Range Land

Gardella Ranch/Stanislaus Co

253 Acres of Irrigated Pasture

Zimmerman Property/Greeley Hill

441 Acre Ranch/Range Land

AJ Land Company/Mariposa

3,351 Acre Mining and Grazing Property

JG Four Ranch/Angels Camp

2,333 Acre Ranch

Long Ranch/Mariposa

2,200 Acre Ranch

Rosasco Ranch/Jamestown

2,970 Acre Ranch



Garamindi Ranch/Calaveras Co

Conservation Easement

EBMUD/Calaveras Co

Conservation Easement

Sanguinetti/Calaveras County

New Road Taking

Gardella/Cal Trans

Diminution in Value of Non-Adjoining Property

Summerville High School/ Tuolumne

25 Acres Taking For Sports Facility

City of Sutter Creek

Road Widening

Mariposa County

Road Expansion

Cherokee Road/Tuolumne

Proposed Road Widening

Mariposa Public Utilities

Taking of 3 Parcels Involving Pipelines

Tuolumne County

Easments for Hiking Trails

City Of Angles Camp

Pipe line easments


Pipe line easments





Kronberg Estate

50% Partnership Interest

Thompson Estate

25% Partnership Interest

Chalenor Estate

25% Undivided Interest

Willis Estate

50% Undivided Interest

Delgado Gift

33% Undivided Interest

Lopes Gift

12.5% Partnership Interest

Gansberg Estate

Various Undivided Interest