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W.D. Benton Inc., Appraisers

"Serving Addison County Since 1981"

Post Office Box 52
Vergennes, Vermont 05491
Phone: (802) 877-2815







William D. Benton

Education: BA Economics University of Vermont 1978

Designations/Licenses: Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser -
Vermont Board of Real Estate Appraisers,
License Number: 79-0000063
Expires: 05/31/2011

Professional Experience:
Principal/President: W.D. Benton Inc., Appraisers (1981 - Present)
Independent residential and small commercial appraisal for financing, estate, ad valorem tax and related purposes.

Assessor: Town of Middlebury, Vermont (September 1988 - Present) Responsible for ad valorem tax assessment of 2,500 parcels, annual grand list maintenance and re-appraisal supervision.

Salesperson: Foulsham Farms Real Estate (1979 - 1983)
Real estate analysis and sales in Chittenden and Addison Counties.

Lister: City of Vergennes, Vermont 1982-1986
Town of Waltham, Vermont 1991-1997

Professional Education

Vermont Home Mortgage Guarantee Board; 1-4 Family Residential Appraisal,
20 hours, October 1980

Vermont Division of Property Valuation and Review; Course #2,
The Market Approach to Value, 15 hours, July 1982.

R1/G1 Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal, 30 hours, October 1990.

R2/G2 Appraising the Single Family Residence, 30 hours, December 1990.

RS/GS Standards of Professional Practice, 15 hours, January 1991.

Small Residential Income & Capitalization, 15 hours, November 1991.

Continuing Education

Institute of Real Estate Technologies -
  Cost Approach April 1993
  Appraisal Reviewing and Reporting May 1993

Appraisal Institute -
  Uniform Residential Report November 1993
  USPAP March 2003

FIRREA Seminars -
  USPAP Overview and Practical Application October 1993

Nelson Hummel Seminars -
  Evaluations and Limited Scope Assignments June 1994

Capital Seminars -
  Direct Capitalization Techniques October 1995

National Assoc. of Independent Fee Appraisers/Trodella Educational Services
  USPAP Update Seminar October 1996

International Assoc. of Assessing Officers
 Subsidized Housing October 1996
 Mobile Home Park Valuation October 1996
 Contaminated Properties January 1999

McKissock Systems
 EDI and Office Automation March 1999
 Real Estate Fraud March 2001
 Current Issues in Appraising March 2001
 Factory Built Housing March 2001
 Complex Property Appraisal March 2003
 USPAP Compliance March 2003
 Income Capitalization May 2003
 USPAP Update December 2004
 Appraising High Value Property December 2004
 Appraising for the Secondary Market December 2004
 Art of Appraisal Review April 2005
 FNMA Revisions October 2005
 Appraisal Trends 2007
 USPAP Update 2007
 2-4 Family Finesse 2007
 Land and Site Valuation 2009
 National USPAP Update 2011
 Financial Reform
 Minimize Your Liability
 Ad Valorem Tax Consultation
 Intro to Uniform Appraisal Dataset
 Intro to Legal Descriptions

Allstate Seminars
 Environmental Hazards March 1999
 Architectural Styles November 2000


Appraisal Foundation -
  Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 2008


Vermont Association of Realtors -
  Residential Report Writing 2009

Court Experience: (Expert Witness Testimony)

Addison County Superior Court, VT
Chittenden County Superior Court, VT
Washington County Superior Court, VT
Federal Bankruptcy Court Rutland, VT
Palm Beach Civil Court Palm Beach, FL

Partial Client List

The Merchants Bank
TD BankNorth Mortgage Corporation
The National Bank of Middlebury
Kittredge Mortgage Corporation
Spruce Mortgage Corporation
Northeast Appraisal Management
Heritage Credit Union
Vermont Federal Credit Union
Vermont State Employees Credit Union
New England Federal Credit Union
North County Federal Credit Union
Opportunity Credit Union
Langrock, Sperry and Wool PC
Ouimette and Runcie
Neuse, Smith and Venman PC
Deppman and Foley PC
Marsh & Wagner PC
Michael Duany Esq.


Ms. Sarah Cowen
Vice President
National Bank of Middlebury
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4982

Mr. James Ouimette Esq.
Ouimette and Runcie
257 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491
(802) 877-3372