Mike Read

Certified General Appraiser
Mike came from England in 1966 to work for the Boeing Company. He was an avionics engineer on the 747-airplane flight test program. During the downturn at Boeing in the early ‘70s, when they were ‘turning out the lights’ in Seattle, Mike started his own real estate business and became a real estate broker in 1971.

He was a founding member and the first president of CIBA (now CBA), the commercial brokers association in 1977. In 1980 he was president of the Renton Multiple Listing Service (REMI) before the combination of all the original MLSs created the present NWMLS.

Mike started appraising for HUD, Region 10 in 1986, became a State Certified Appraiser in 1992 and has been an independent appraiser and consultant ever since.

He began visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2002 and created some of the earliest condo market data from that region. This led to further appraisal and consulting assignments for both Mexican and American Clients in other Mexican Riviera resort areas from Barra de Navidad to Punta Mita.

Mike is licensed in Oregon state.