I started Kirkland Appraisals in 2003 as an opportunity to work from home and focus on appraisals.  By focus, I mean that I don’t dabble in real estate brokerage. But I do appraise real estate.  I appraise land, office buildings, churches, shopping centers, flex buildings, warehouses, and more.  Whatever the property type I’m working on, I strive to give well researched values with good supporting data and sound appraisal technique.

Time is of the essence. I hear that phrase a lot when clients order an appraisal. Quality appraisal work is useless if it is not in the hands of the right people at the right time. So I treat your deadlines as my own.
I have lived in the Triangle my whole life, and I have watched as local communities such as Cary expanded into multiple counties while land and property prices have experienced similar growth. I also saw first-hand the effects of slow-growth-oriented communities while I was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As an appraiser, I have worked in the Triangle and surrounding counties for over 20 years. During this time I have followed changing construction costs, evolving development models, and the growth of environmental initiatives. Every assignment is part of a continuous learning process. While I have a full appraisal background, I never assume that I know all the answers, and I never stop asking questions.

Through the Appraisal Institute I have taken extensive class work and undergone peer review.   I have maintained continuing education for both the NC Appraisal Board and the Appraisal Institute.  Every year I seek out continuing education courses that directly apply to specialized fields of appraisal such as conservation easements and floodplain issues.

If you have any questions regarding my background, my experience, or my availability, then please call any time. I look forward to helping you with your real estate concerns.

Rich Kirkland, MAI



Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Moncure, N.C.
Commercial Appraiser – 2003 to Present

Hester & Co., Raleigh N.C.
    Commercial Appraiser – 1996 to 2003
Research Associate 1995 to 1996

Professional Affiliations

MAI Designation #11796, 2001

State Certified General Appraiser #A4359, 1999


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill N.C.
Bachelor of Arts in English, 1993