Appraisal veterans join forces to create Moody Williams Appraisal Group

Ron Moody, Mark Williams open "one-stop shop” for real estate appraisals.

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Ron Moody and Mark Williams in their new office on the sixth floor at 1300 Riverplace Blvd.
Ron Moody and Mark Williams in their new office on the sixth floor at 1300 Riverplace Blvd.
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Five years after starting Moody Appraisal Group, Ron Moody and Mark Williams have created a “one-stop shop” for real estate appraisals.

As of Jan. 1, Moody Appraisal Group became Moody Williams Appraisal Group. The purpose is to provide the full spectrum of real estate appraisal services. 

“We combined two well-known appraisal professionals to form an even larger, stronger appraisal group,” said Moody, chief executive officer. “I like to think of us as a full service, real estate appraisal company.”

Moody’s specialties are in litigation support, eminent domain appraisals, bank work for mortgages and appraisals for divorces, estates and partnerships. Williams, who will serve as the company’s president, has expertise in bank work, marinas and large retail or multitenant properties. 

Moody has 47 years of appraisal experience and Williams has 36. Moody also serves on the Downtown Investment Authority.

Williams worked with Moody in the 1990s when Moody was part of Broom, Moody, Johnson & Grainger. Williams returned to work with Moody in 2018 at Moody Appraisal Group, and now is president of Moody Williams Appraisal Group. 

In addition to becoming Moody Williams Appraisal Group, the company also moved office spaces. It previously occupied about 2,000 square feet on the ground floor at 1300 Riverplace Blvd. Last month, it moved to the sixth floor in about 4,000 square feet. Moody said he likes the office’s location and its proximity to Downtown.

“We located down here on purpose and that’s really to be a part of the Downtown revitalization,” Moody said. “We’ve been watching it happen.”

Moody Williams employs about 15 people, Moody said. He said he’d consider adding a few more, but would do so slowly. The total would likely not exceed 20 people.

“At that point when you get too big, it’s no fun to manage,” he said. 

Moody, 68, and Williams, 58, said they believe in helping younger appraisers grow in the field and develop their skills. It’s their goal that eventually, the two will turn the company over to some of the younger ones in the company.

“One last ride, 10 more years and then hand it over,” Williams said. “We’ve had some really, really good and talented young kids and to establish that legacy for ourselves and for them to hopefully grow into.”



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