Summary of Qualifications
Dan Birchman received the degree of "Master of Business Administration" (MBA) in 1986 from the University of Texas at Austin. His areas of specialization, Real Estate & Small Business; his thesis was entitled "Contemporary Appraisal Theory for Residential Real Estate". Dan received a "Bachelor of Science" (BS) degree from Texas A&M in 1980; areas of study, Physical & Behavioral Sciences. Dan is a "Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser" (the highest lic & cert granted by the State of Texas); as well as, a "Texas State Licensed Real Estate Broker". Through acheived education, testing, & experience, Dan has earned the following professional designations: SRA designation, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (1986); CEBA designation, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (2002); ABR designation, the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (1996); GRI designation, the Texas Association of Realtors (1996). Dan has been active in the Austin & Central Texas Real Estate Marketplace since 1983, and has been personally involved in the appraisal, construction, & brokerage of well over 10,000 properties within this marketplace. Dan Birchman is recognized by the State of Texas, various Courts of Law, Financial Institutions, Investors, Corporations, & Relocation Companies as an expert in matters of "Residential Real Estate Market Value" and "Marketability" , as well as "The Home Buying Process", "Real Estate Investments", and "Buyer Broker Agency" within the Austin/Central Texas Marketplace.
A Partial List of Specialized Education:
Society of Real Estate Appraisers courses 101, 102, 201, 202, Capitalization A & B, case studies, complex property, ethics, report writing, standards; various Appraisal Institute courses, to include USPAP, Case Studies, Report Writing, FNMA guidelines, Relocation Services, Litigation & Expert Witness, Construction, Property Inspections, and others; various UT/Austin graduate classes, Urban Land Economics, Development, RE Law, Contract Law, RE Finance, and others; various Texas State University graduate classes, Environment Policy & Law, Land Planning & Dev., Environmental Management, & others; various real estate classes with Texas A&M Center for Real Estate; and various classes & accredited designation programs from the Natl Assoc of Realtors, Texas Assoc of Realtors, local boards of Realtors, the SMU Law School, the FNMA, the HUD/FHA, and the Natl Assoc of Exclusive Buyer Agents.
Numerous real estate appraisal, brokerage, & construction seminars from various private & public educational sources; to include topics of construction, inspections, contract negotiations, negotiating strategies, agency law, contract law, relocation, new home site selection, taxation issues, homebuyer & consumer protection issues, homebuyer advocacy, litigation & expert witness testimony, site and subdivision development, septic & well systems, and others.
Professional Memberships & Licenses:
Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (TX-1320277-G); Texas State Real Estate Broker (Lic #0333153); Appraiser Member of the ERC (Employee Relocation Council); Broker Member of the National Assoc of Realtors, Texas Assoc of Realtors, and the Austin Board of Realtors; Senior Certified Member & past Board of Directors Member of the National Assoc of Exclusive Buyer Agents; GRI designation from TAR (Texas Association of Realtors); ABR designation from REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council);