RealtorĀ® Hot Topic: Ask the Appraiser

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Date | Monday, December 4

Time | 9:45 a.m. Zoom room opens with welcome slides and music

          10-11:30 a.m. Program

Location | Via Zoom


  • Join this panel of appraisal experts who are going to share everything Realtors® need to know about appraisals and how they affect your transactions.
  • Learn valuable information about the appraisal process and learn what is and is not allowed when an appraiser is hired for a transaction.
  • Get your questions answered and stay in-the-know for your buyers and sellers. 

Peter Gallo, RAA

Peter Gallo is the Owner and Chief Appraiser of HomeSight Appraisal in Charlotte and has been a residential real estate appraiser for over 30 years. He serves as 2023 Chair of the NAR Real Property Valuation Committee, 2023 Past-Chair of the NC Realtors® Appraisal Section, Region 8 NC Realtors® Director, Chair of the Canopy Realtor® Association Government Affairs Committee and 2023 Canopy Realtor® MLS Director. Peter is the co-founder and past President of the NC Real Estate Appraiser Association and serves as a Director of the Charlotte Regional Mortgage Lenders Association.



Dave Costner, RAA

Dave Costner was first licensed in 1983 as a real estate salesman after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He worked in sales for one year before deciding that appraising was his calling and became a minority partner at Look Real Estate in Gastonia as an agent/staff appraiser. He went out on his own in 1985 and became a Certified Residential Appraiser in 1991 when certification became a requirement.  He has been involved in several professional organizations throughout the years including leadership in the Realtor® Appraisal Sections both for North Carolina Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. He is currently a member of the Gaston Association of Realtors® where he was named Realtor® of the year in 2021 and served on the Board of Directors.

Holly Ray

Holly Ray is the Owner of Ray Appraisals, LLC in Asheville, North Carolina with more than 18 years of experience. A western North Carolina native, Holly grew up in a family building supply business which shaped her path toward the real estate industry. She earned her bachelor's in Business Administration and Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. Holly currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Canopy Multiple Listing Service and has previously served as the President of Asheville's North Carolina Real Estate Appraiser Association. Holly says education is key and enjoys presenting to Realtors® and the larger real estate community.

William Bryant

William Bryant is the Owner/Appraiser for W. T. Bryant Appraisals, LLC. He has been appraising residential properties for over 16 years and is a seasoned real estate investor and property manager. In addition to appraisals with banks, William offers pre-listing appraisal and measurements.

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