I've known Cliff for a number of years and worked with him as he appraised different commercial and land transactions I was brokering. Cliff has consistently shown to be a professional of the highest degree, capable of evaluating properties he is appraising with a detailed market analysis, and generally has shown nothing but the best industry practices and professional know-how to be found. He understands the dynamics of real estate and changing, complex markets. I highly recommend Cliff and he is a very, very good at what he does.

Tony Eyl - Owner, Landmark Commercial Realty, Inc. and Real Estate Consultant


I have had the opportunity to work with Cliff and his team for appraisals and general real estate valuation for over 5 years. I have always found Cliff and his company to be very detailed and knowledgeable about the market in general and property specifically. Additionally, the work is always completed on time. Cliff always goes the extra mile to answer any questions related to the real estate market and give good information for loan decisions. I highly recommend Cliff Crider and Professional Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. 

Chris Braun  |  SVP-Commercial Lending at KeyWorth Bank


Cliff Crider and PREA consistently produce high quality appraisals for our firm with their ability to consistently meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.  In my opinion, the best quality PREA possesses is their unwavering devotion to immediate response to any of our appraisal needs.  An example that exemplifies this is one of the employees was on vacation and made himself available to satisfy our needs.  PREA is a reliable, professional and devoted firm. 

Ken Konrath  |  Senior Commercial Review Appraiser - FDIC Team at Allstate Appraisal, L.P.


During the past 3 to 4 years and particularly over the past 2 years, I have engaged Mr. Crider to perform numerous appraisal assignments in Metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding markets.  My review of Mr. Crider's work found it to be in USPAP compliances and acceptable for our use.  Mr. Crider has proven himself very knowledgeable of local markets and specific property types, which has aided us in our underwriting process.  On several occasions, his professional manner and willingness to go the extra mile has been very valuable. 

Gloria T. McColgan, MAI  |  VP/Chief Appraiser, United Community Bank 


Cherokee Bank has utilized the appraisal services of Cliff Crider at Professional Real Estate Appraisers (PREA) since 2005.  We utilize their services for a majority of our appraisal requirements.  We are a national bank and appraisals have been highly scrutinized by federal regulators.  There has not been one occasion where a regulator has questioned the valuation of a property that was appraised by Cliff Crider or one derived by one of his associates where he acted in a supervisory capacity.  His reports are detailed and concise and his conclusions are well supported. 

Suzanne Phipps  |  Chief Credit Officer at Cherokee Bank


Our bank, Affinity Bank (previously Atlanta Business Bank), has used the services of Professional Real Estate Appraisers (Cliff Crider) since the inception of the bank (2002).  We have always found that Mr. Crider brings a high level of expertise and professionalism to each job his company has undertaken for the bank and its prospective clients.  As Chief Credit Officer for the bank, I have reviewed all of Mr. Crider's work and his analysis and conclusions are appropriately supported and justified throughout the reports.  I would recommend Mr. Crider and his company within the real estate appraisal industry without hesitation. 

Chip Nelson  |  EVP - Chief Credit Officer at Affinity Bank