APPRAISERS
M. Scott Vail, SRA

Certified Residential Appraiser

BIO
Scott has over fifteen years of professional real estate appraisal experience. Scott has worked with numerous clients and valued thousands of properties. Scott specializes in complex residential appraisal assignments and has exceeded the standard by earning his SRA designation through the Appraisal Institute. 

 

While not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his grandkids, mountain biking and trail running. 

EDUCATION
B.A. - Bluefield College, 1998

CREDENTIALS:
VA Certified Real Estate Appraiser
SRA Designated - Appraisal Institute
FHA, USDA - Approved Appraiser 

Board of Directors, Virginia Commonwealth Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

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Qualifications
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Chris Vail, MAI

Certified General Appraiser

BIO
Chris has been in the real estate appraisal business since 2013. Chris is a Certified General appraiser and focuses primarily on commercial property. Chris has worked on complex valuation assignments including mixed use retail developments, pipeline easements, and cold storage facilities. Always seeking to meet the highest standard, Chris earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2021.

 

While not working, Chris likes to spend time traveling with his wife or golfing.

EDUCATION
B.S. - Roanoke College, 2014 

CREDENTIALS:
VA Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
MAI Designation- Appraisal Institute
FHA, USDA - Approved Appraiser

Previous Board Positions:

Board Member - Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Roanoke

Qualifications
Matt Vail

Licensed Residential Appraiser

BIO
Matt has been working in the appraisal business since 2015 and is currently a Licensed Residential Appraiser. Matt works regularly with a variety of clients including local lenders, investors, and property owners. Matt is a Practicing Affiliate with the Appraisal Institute and is pursuing the Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License at this time.  

 

While not working, Matt likes spending time with his family and gravel bike racing.

EDUCATION
B.A. - Hampden-Sydney College, 2012 

CREDENTIALS:
VA Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
Practicing Affiliate - Appraisal Institute
 

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Qualifications
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Michelle Sink

Licensed Appraiser Trainee/Administrative

BIO
Michelle has been in an administrative role with Vail Appraisal since March of 2019. Michelle is currently a Licensed Appraiser Trainee with a goal of becoming a Licensed Residential Appraiser in 2022.

While not working, Michelle enjoys reading, crafts and spending time with her husband and two children as well as traveling to explore new places.


 

Thomas Allen

Certified Residential Appraiser

BIO
Thomas joined Vail Appraisal in 2020 after a 17-year career as a Registered Nurse. Thomas earned his VA Real Estate Appraiser License in 2019 and has completed the Certified Residential Licensure in 2022.

While not working, Thomas enjoys spending his time reading and woodworking. 

EDUCATION

B.A. - James Madison University, 2012 

CREDENTIALS:

VA Certified Real Estate Appraiser

FHA, USDA - Approved Appraiser

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John O'Brien

Licensed Residential Appraiser

Bio

John joined Vail Appraisal in 2022 after a career in sales with The Roanoke Times and Coca-Cola Consolidated. John earned his VA Real Estate Appraiser License in 2022 and is currently pursuing his Certified Residential Licensure.

In his free time, John enjoys golfing, canoeing, and hiking with his family. 

 

EDUCATION

B.A. - Radford University, 1995 

CREDENTIALS:

VA Licensed Real Estate Appraise

Tyler Flora

Trainee

Bio

Tyler joined Vail Appraisal in 2022 after a 15 year career in Fire and EMS. Tyler hopes to earn his VA Real Estate Appraiser License in 2022. 

In his free time, Tyler enjoys fishing, canoeing, hiking, and spending time with his family. 

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Janet Ball

Administrative

Bio

Janet has been in the administrative role since June of 2021 and is an experienced real estate professional and

has been working in the industry since 1989. She has

a combined 30 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry

and in Title and Settlement for both residential and commercial properties.

While not working, Janet enjoys travelling, camping and spending time with family. 

Jack Bailey

Trainee

Bio

Jack has interned and worked with Vail Appraisal since 2018.  Jack is in his senior year at Virginia Tech where he is pursing a Degree in Real Estate.  Jack is pursuing his Certified General Licensure and hope to be completed mid 2023.  

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Christian Smith

Trainee

Bio

Christian has interned and worked with Vail Appraisal since 2021.  Christian is in his junior year at Virginia Tech where he is pursing a Degree in Real Estate.  Christian is pursuing his Certified General Licensure and hope to be completed in 2024.