Lisa Saunders, ARA, CGRPA-KY - Lic. #240529Contact Lisa:
I began appraising land in London, Ohio, in the 1980’s. I have been completing land conservation appraisals and consequently developing in-depth best use studies for over 10 years. In both commercial agriculture and land valuation, I continue to increase my knowledge of the rules and regulation pertaining to property information, research and consulting.
While continuing to appraising land, I will venture more into the following areas:
- Consulting with people/companies who want to look for land as an investment, donate land for charitable contributions or who have land, perhaps close to urban sprawl and want to know the best use for that land.
- Appraising agricultural processing facilities.
The basis of my work is agricultural. However, I perform many best use studies of potential commercial and residential land in order to defend the validity of conservation easements. I work with land use planners, comprehensive land use plans and zoning and municipal officials. Although appraisals can be large and complex, I go in and out of an area quickly to obtain an accurate handle of real estate trends.
Within the next 5 years, the largest asset transfer ever will occur in the United States. Should you find yourself in need of my services, give me a call or send a message and I can provide initial information concerning your questions along with references of my work.
Lisa Saunders joined National Land Realty in 2018. Lisa brings over 30 years of real estate industry experience to NLR, previously performing appraisals for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, among others. Her areas of expertise include all types of land, especially those with conservation easements and wetlands, but appraising horse farms is a natural fit.
Land has always been a part of Lisa’s life. Growing up in West Virginia, she spent most of her time outdoors and traveling with her family across the mountains to coal country to visit her grandparents. Her appreciation for land continued into her adult life, which led her to begin appraising land.
Now living in “horse country,” Lisa and her family spend time riding and training American Saddlebred horses. She enjoys house remodeling projects, hiking, and various outdoor activities. Lisa is also involved in The Bluegrass Dyslexia Center as an advocate for those with dyslexia and enjoys spending time tutoring.
Lisa is an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, as well as a Certified General Real Property Appraiser through the Kentucky Real Estate Appraiser Board.
Luke M. Arthur, Associate Trainee Appraiser, KY Lic. #5258
Phone: (859) 298-8323
Luke Arthur is a native of Cynthiana, Kentucky. He grew up on his family farm that began as a commercial cow calf and Burley Tobacco operation, but then grew into a greenhouse and landscaping family business as well. It became a natural fit for Luke to be involved in 4-H and FFA, where he competed in equine, livestock, and agronomy projects. Luke received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2015. During his undergraduate career, he was a member of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Student Council, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Block and Bridle Club, Livestock Judging Team, and Dairy Challenge Team. These experiences allowed Luke to make a smooth transition into appraising. He was able to gain practical production agricultural knowledge and learn how to communicate with a diverse group of people while at the University of Kentucky. His participation on the Livestock Judging and Dairy Challenge Teams also helped him to be able to tune into key information, form an opinion, and be able to defend that opinion to a given audience. Outside of appraising, Luke enjoys spending his time judging livestock shows and expanding his herd of registered Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle in Cynthiana.
Luke began his practical appraisal experience in June of 2017.