Paul is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licensed in Minnesota and South Dakota. Paul is currently the SD Chapter Secretary and National District VI VP for the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).
Paul finished his 42-year career with Farm Credit at the end of 2017. In January 2018, he began appraising as PTR Appraisals as an independent contractor with AgVisors. He has completed over 2,865 appraisals from November 1987 through December 2019. These were mostly agricultural grain / livestock properties but also included highly improved / specialized livestock facilities, irrigated farms, residential acreages, and ranches.
Paul specialized in appraising dairy facilities for Farm Credit Services of America from January 2000 to April 2013. From January 2000 thru December 2013, he completed 90 dairy facility appraisals in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin and reviewed 39 appraisals of larger dairy facilities.