Lisa Saunders, ARA, CGRPA-KY - Lic. #2385

Contact Lisa:

Office: 859-338-4690

Fax: 859-577-1814

Lisa Saunders 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.


While continuing to appraising land, I will venture more into the following areas:

  1. 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.
  2. Help families with land in estates or going into a trust to make decisions and offer inexpensive valuation options or brokerage services.


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.

Farm Appraisal Services

Farm Appraisals

Whatever your appraisal needs; estate settlement, financial planning, IRS appraisals, preserving and protecting your land assets we have experience with complicated properties and locations.

Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements

The prerequisite of a conservation easement is an in-depth best use study of the land.  We provide a professional and unbiased third party point of view about your land.
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Appraisal Consulting


We help answer your questions before entering into a contract involving land. You need to know the ramifications of what you are writing up from an appraisal perspective.

Client Testimonials

  • Lisa did a tremendous job at helping us understand all the information for our farm purchase. We cannot thank her enough for helping with the decision of a lifetime!

    Farm Appraisal Client