Curt Wheeler, MAI

Curt_Wheeler_Wheeler_Apprasials_LakelandCurt Wheeler is a 4th generation Floridian and a native of Lakeland, Florida.  He is a graduate with high honors of the University of Florida, with a BSBA and real estate major. He holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute (certificate 6713 in 1983) and is a 2nd-generation MAI that has practiced as a real estate appraiser for 30+ years.  He has a wide variety of experience in commercial, industrial, retail, apartment, subdivision, farming, and acreage real estate appraisals throughout central Florida, with assignments ranging from gulf-front property in Port St. Joe in the panhandle to a 500+ unit apartment complex in West Palm Beach on the southeast coast, and from St. Petersburg on the west coast to Cocoa Beach on the east coast.  Major emphasis is interior central Florida:

  • Polk County (Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City, Bartow, and Lake Wales),
  • Hillsborough County (Plant City),
  • Pasco County (Dade City, Zephyrhills),
  • Lake County (Clermont, Leesburg, Tavares, Eustis, Mt. Dora),
  • Highlands County (Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid),
  • Hardee County (Wauchula, Zolfo Springs),
  • Osceola County (Kissimmee and St. Cloud)
  • Property types include offices, warehouses, mobile home parks, apartments, shopping centers, land and acreage (residential, citrus, farming, pasture), retail, and general commercial.

Qualifications include:

  • MAI, certificate 6713.  The MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute required at time of designation five years of peer-reviewed and approved appraisals, 120 hours of advanced appraisal education, and passing a comprehensive examination.  It signifies a higher level of education, experience, training, and knowledge than that required by state-certification programs.  See Links page for additional information on the Appraisal Institute.
  • State-certified general appraiser RZ 134 State of Florida
  • State-certified general appraiser A7609 State of North Carolina
  • Past committee member and member of the board of directors of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (formerly West Coast Florida Chapter) of the Appraisal Institute
  • Candidate advisor for the Appraisal Institute
  • Licensed real estate broker State of Florida

Community activities have included:

  • Past board membership and past board presidency Learning Resource Center,
  • Past board membership and past board presidency Imperial Symphony Orchestra,
  • Current volunteer in Guardian Ad Litem program,
  • Current school tutor,
  • Current member of Small Business of the Month committee Lakeland Chamber of Commerce,
  • Church involvement (including various volunteer positions in past years such as Sunday School teacher, domestic mission participant for several years, executive board member),
  • Member of Leadership Lakeland Class XIII,
  • Past PTA president Dixieland Elementary,
  • Past eight-year membership in Lakeland South Rotary,
  • Past nine-year board membership YMCA, and
  • Past co-president/board member of Lakeland Habitat for Humanity.

Family includes (in increasing quantitative order of course!):

  • Married
  • One toddler granddaughter
  • Three dogs of varying ages
  • Four adult children

 

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