Qualifications


Over 40 Years of Appraisal and Real Estate Experience

Howard J. Nicholson established NICHOLSON & CO. in 1977.  His interest in real estate developed while in college at Cal Poly State University – San Luis Obispo.  He initiated his real estate appraising career upon graduating Cal Poly in 1971 with a degree in Real Estate and Finance.

Mr. Nicholson’s extensive knowledge of real estate includes the building and development field, having built numerous residential and commercial projects over the years as a licensed General Building Contractor.  He has also been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1971.  Both fields of experience have enhanced and strengthened his knowledge and expertise as a leading Real Estate Appraiser in San Luis Obispo County.

You can trust the experience that comes with over 40 years in the real estate field by contacting NICHOLSON & CO. for your real estate needs.


Summary of Work History:

  • (1971 – present)     Licensed Real Estate Broker – California
  • (1974 – 1976)          Staff Appraiser – Rice, Fugate & Chapman; Covering Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties
  • (1977 – Present)     dba NICHOLSON & CO. Real Estate Appraisers
  • (1977 – 2013)          Maintained SRA designation, Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • (1982 – 2013)         Maintained MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
  • (1988 – 2009)        Licensed General Building Contractor, Class B – California
  • (1991 –  1997)         Licensed Certified General Appraiser – Deschutes County, Oregon.
  • (1991 – present)     Licensed Certified General Appraiser – California, Lic. # AG002285