New Residential Appraiser

by Stan Choate, State Certified Trainee Appraiser

Thanks to the continued support of customers like you, we have exciting news to share this month. Spurgeon Appraisals has now welcomed Matt Dutton, a new State Certified Trainee Appraiser, to join our staff. Matt will be in charge of all residential appraisals, working under the oversight of Mason Spurgeon, a General Certified Real Estate Appraiser and the founder of our company. After only two weeks in the office, Matt has shown himself eager to apply what he has learned—and eager to learn more. See the map below for the counties covered by Matt as part of his regular service area. While he usually will not work outside of these counties, he will make exceptions for projects involving multiple properties.

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Matt began his career as a journalist. After spending four years as a reporter, he realized that the skills he had gained would serve him well as an appraiser. He entered the appraisal field this year and is currently working to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. His focus is on single- and multi-family residential appraisals for intended uses such as lending, divorces, estate planning and taxes, future sales, and appraisal reviews.  Matt grew up in Monmouth, Illinois and graduated from Monmouth College in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English. His hobbies include hiking, kayaking and running with his blue heeler. He will also be a contributor to this monthly newsletter.

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We welcome the new insight that Matt will bring to our office, but we are also committed to providing the same level of quality service as we have in the past. Since no two properties are exactly alike, we dig a little deeper to discover precisely what makes a property unique and how that affects its value. Contact us today to experience first-hand the accuracy, thorough research, and efficiency of our appraisal services.


Spurgeon Appraisals regularly appraises a variety of property types. We have experience appraising farms, residences, and commercial properties. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and quality appraisals. Contact our team to see how we can meet your appraisal needs and exceed your service expectations.

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