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Mike Doran And Ascot Appraisals, Your Local Appraisal Professional

Michael D. Doran certified residential real estate appraiser; appraising Bakersfield and Kern County, Bakersfield appraiser, Bakersfield home appraisalsMichael D. Doran, a local Bakersfield appraiser, established Ascot Appraisals in 2006 with his wife Amy Doran. The two have been happily working together ever since! Amy is also a licensed real estate appraiser and the two share a combined 30 years experience in the local Bakersfield real estate market.

Mike is a certified residential real estate appraiser,  (Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers). Additionally, Mike is also an active member, in good standing, of the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC).

The ASC’s National Registry is a database consisting of State Licensed, State Certified Residential, and State Certified General Appraisers who are eligible to perform appraisals in connection with federally related transactions. The information on these individuals is received directly from the State that issued the credential and is provided at least monthly. Find an active appraiser on the ASC National Registry here.

As a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Mike Doran has over 200 Hours of education, in addition to the numerous hours of continuing education to further is expertise in the field of real estate appraisals. Mike’s continuing education in real estate appraisals includes an annual USPAP course (UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE) to ensure all of his appraisal meet or exceed the highest standards.

It is Mike’s top priority to be on the cutting edge of appraisal standards, requirements, and continuing education. This level of commitment and dedication to his profession provides our clients with the most accurate appraisals in Bakersfield and Kern County.

Mike is a life-long Kern County resident. He grew up in Glennville, CA, lived in Taft, CA for several years, and has lived in Bakersfield for decades. Mike has extensive knowledge of Bakersfield and it’s surrounding areas from the mountain communities of Glennville to Tehachapi, Shafter, and Taft. This knowledge and experience provides him a unique perspective of the local and regional real estate market.

In 2022, Mike and Amy welcomed their son to Ascot Appraisals as a newly licensed real estate appraiser. While all three of their kids grew up in and around the industry, Robert Doran, is the first of the Doran kids to join the family business.

Mike currently resides in northwest Bakersfield where he is happily married and raising a family with Amy, his wife of nearly 25 years. When he’s not working he can be found building and playing guitars, fishing, gardening, grilling in the backyard, and spending time with his wife, son, and two daughters.