Jared Preisler is a seasoned professional in the appraisal industry, with over 25 years of experience as an independent fee appraiser serving Northern Utah. He is also the Chief Appraiser for DataMaster, where he continues to train new appraisers and provide quality services as an independent fee appraiser. Jared has earned numerous accolades in the field, including the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute, and is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. He is dedicated to the industry, serving on the Directors Board of the Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and as Vice President of the Utah Association of Appraisers. With a Bachelor’s degree from Weber State University and a background in real estate and construction, Jared is a true asset to the field. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and participating in outdoor activities such as cycling and golfing.


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SRA & AI-RRS Designations

The SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute indicate that the property appraiser has advanced knowledge, real-life experience, and a commitment to ethical standards in their field. It shows that the appraiser has met rigorous education and experience requirements, has passed comprehensive exams, and continues to stay informed and updated on changes in the industry through ongoing education. This is important for clients, lenders, and other stakeholders, as it provides assurance that the appraiser has the expertise and commitment to delivering accurate, professional, and trustworthy evaluations. 

ABQ USPAP Certified Instructor

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), are the recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. 

The AQB USPAP certification provides assurance to clients that the appraiser is qualified, competent, and adheres to ethical standards in performing appraisal services. A certified instructor has in-depth knowledge and understanding of USPAP and has met the minimum requirements and prerequisites, including 7 years of appraisal experience and 35 hours of direct appraisal-related teaching experience. 

Chief Appraiser at DatamasterUSA 

Datamaster USA is a company that provides technology solutions to the appraisal industry. The software allows appraisers to import MLS and public record data directly into their appraisal software, reducing the need for manual data entry. 

Part of Jared’s role at Datamaster is to teach professionals how to implement the appraisal software for a better report and save time. With his comprehensive understanding of industry standards and best practices, he insures that the software being developed is just right for its users.

National Certified Instructor for The Appraisal Institute

This certification demonstrates the appraiser’s expertise, knowledge, and experience in the appraisal field, as well as their commitment to ongoing professional education and development.

By working with an appraiser who is a National Certified Instructor, you can expect that they have up-to-date and thorough understanding of the industry and appraisal methodologies, and that they have a strong commitment to providing quality appraisal services and advancing the appraisal profession.

Utah Licensed Instructor

An appraiser who is licensed in the state of Utah to teach real estate and appraisal courses has demonstrated their commitment to meeting the state’s qualifications and standards for practicing real estate and appraisals. This license gives the appraiser credibility and legitimacy as a professional in the industry, indicating that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their work competently and ethically. Additionally, holding a license ensures that the appraiser is in compliance with state laws and regulations, which provides assurance to clients and students that the appraiser is authorized to provide the services they offer and is committed to upholding the highest standards of the real estate and appraisal profession.



At J. Leland & Company, we believe in striving for excellence in everything we do. Our appraiser, Jared Preisler, personifies this value through his dedication to providing the highest quality service to his clients. He goes the extra mile by completing more than 80 hours of training and instruction every 2-year cycle, ensuring he stays up-to-date with the latest industry practices and standards. With Jared leading the way, J. Leland & Company consistently delivers appraisals that are thorough, accurate, and reflective of the highest level of expertise.


Jared Preisler is more than just an appraiser, he is also a teacher and a mentor in the community. As a certified instructor for various appraisal courses, he is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. Whether it’s through teaching classes or mentoring aspiring appraisers, Jared is committed to giving back and making a positive impact on the industry. At J. Leland & Company, we believe that the appraisal community is stronger when we work together, and we are proud to have Jared leading the way.


At J. Leland & Company, integrity is at the forefront of everything we do. Our appraiser, Jared Preisler, embodies this value through his unwavering commitment to ethical standards and professional conduct. He always puts his client’s best interests first and strives to deliver appraisals that are unbiased, fair, and transparent. With Jared at the helm, clients can trust that they are working with an appraiser who is dedicated to doing what’s right, no matter what.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of an appraisal?

The purpose of an appraisal is to provide an unbiased estimate of the market value of a property. Appraisals are commonly used for real estate transactions, mortgage lending, and tax purposes.

How much does an appraisal cost?

The cost of an appraisal can vary depending on the location, type of property, and complexity of the appraisal. On average, a typical residential appraisal can cost between $300 to $700.

What is the process of an appraisal?

The process of an appraisal involves a thorough examination of the property, market data analysis, and the preparation of a report detailing the appraiser’s estimate of the market value. The appraiser may also need to visit the property multiple times, take photos, and inspect various systems and components.

What is included in a property inspection and what can I expect?

A property inspection typically includes a thorough examination of the home’s structure, systems, and components. You can expect a detailed report outlining any potential issues or concerns and recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

How does an appraisal affect the seller or buyer?

An appraisal can affect both the seller and the buyer of a property. For the seller, the appraisal can help determine a fair asking price, while for the buyer, the appraisal can provide assurance that the property is worth the price being paid. Additionally, if the appraisal comes in lower than the agreed-upon sale price, the buyer may have to renegotiate or cancel the sale.

What is the process for ordering an appraisal from J. Leland & Company?

To order an appraisal from J. Leland & Company, you can reach out to the company through email or by phone. The company will provide you with a detailed quote and schedule a time to complete the appraisal.

Is J. Leland & Company licensed and insured?

Yes, J. Leland & Company is licensed and insured to provide professional appraisal services.

What is the typical turnaround time for an appraisal from J. Leland & Company?

The turnaround time for an appraisal from J. Leland & Company may vary depending on the complexity of the appraisal and other factors. Please contact the company for more information on their specific turnaround times.

How does one become a certified appraiser?

To become a certified appraiser, one must meet specific education and experience requirements and pass a certification exam. It is also necessary to complete ongoing continuing education to maintain certification.

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