About

I provide appraisal services for complex and standard residential properties throughout Temecula, Murrieta, De Luz, La Cresta, Tenaja, Temecula Wine Country, Menifee, Wildomar, Aguanga, Anza, Sage, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Perris and San Jacinto.

Professional Temecula appraiserStraw Hat Enterprises, is a professional valuation and consultation service business for residential properties throughout Temecula Valley and Southwest Riverside County, since 1992. I specialize in assignments including  IRS Estate related home and land appraisals, Litigation, Divorce/Family Law matters, Private Party transactions including consulting and appraisals, plus lending purposes. I complete appraisal and consultations on Custom Homes, Small Horse Ranches, residential vacant land, proposed construction, manufactured homes, as well as tract homes and condominiums.

My career started in the North County San Diego area and due to a good business opportunity with a new mentor, who had an exclusive appraisal agreement with Brentwood Bank.  I relocated my work base to the West Los Angeles area, and proceeded to begin appraising high end, large luxury custom homes and proposed construction projects. Working with the new mentor for 2 years, gave me the knowledge base and background that I was able to bring back to my local area in Temecula / Southwest Riverside County as I grew my own business. I was affiliated with the Appraisal Institute as an associate member and I served on the first Residential Council Board with the San Diego Chapter for the Appraisal Institute. My classroom work and continuing education have been supported through varying training services including “AI” classes and local training programs, which have provided intensive and up to date training.

Through my professional appraisal career I have continued to increase my knowledge base and my level of competency. I reached the certified residential level in 1998, (highest level of licensing for a residential appraiser), and I am approved by the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) and the VA (Veterans Administration). I take pride in maintaining a competitive level for upgraded technology, but maintain a balance between technology and the personalized service that clients should expect from their professional real estate appraiser. Because of this balance I have been able to maintain a strong business position through three recessions, primarily due to my commitment to quality, service, integrity and a willingness to take on difficult assignments.

My commitment to quality and service is also noted through the honors that I have received during the course of my career.  Those acknowledgements include;

International Right of Way organization (IRWA)- Chapter 57 Sustained Service Award 2009
IRWA Chapter 57 Professional of the Year 2005
IRWA Chapter 57 New Member Service Award 2004
Appraisal Institute Distinguished Service Award 2001

There are a variety of appraisal products that can be tailored to your specific need as I have appraised all types of residential properties (Custom, Manufactured, and Tract homes; Condos; Small Horse Ranches; Residential Income properties; Proposed Custom Home construction; Partially completed custom homes valuations; Residential properties with stigma issues; and Vacant Residential Building sites (including rural acreage).

Please give me a call today with any questions you might have and also check out the ‘Praise’ page and see what others are saying about Brad Bassi and Straw Hat Enterprises.