About Us

Priority Appraising is a full-service residential appraisal company, serving the Portland metropolitan area and Southern Oregon since 2003.

Ron Albano, head appraiser and founder of Priority Appraising Inc, is in his fourth decade of appraising. He appraised through the financial crisis in 2001, the real estate market collapse in 2008 and the recent pandemic. During these tough times Priority Appraising Inc always expanded as industry professionals sought out Ron’s expertise due to his high esteem in this field and they knew he could be trusted.

Priority Appraising Inc prides itself in its responsiveness and great turn times. The appraisal will not be the reason why the loan won’t get done on time. Priority also understands how important it is to represent lenders by being professional and friendly to their clients and real estate professionals in order to get future business. A large percentage of Ron’s work is repeat business.

Coverage Area

  • Multnomah
  • Washington
  • Clackamas
  • Columbia
  • Clark
  • Yamhill
  • Marion
  • Surrounding areas depending on availability

Now serving Jackson county! Call to learn more.


Chief Appraiser & Founder

Ron is a Southern Oregon Native, former college baseball player, and piano enthusiast. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Pacific University, Ron taught English and coached baseball in Japan with his wife Amy for 3 years. Upon returning from Japan, Ron purchased his first real estate investment in 1998 and was hooked on the industry. Ron got his assistant’s license in 1999 and his Certification in 2003 and has not looked back. In 2016 Ron began successfully renovating homes in Portland. His last broker tour set a Portland record for number of brokers in attendance. When he is not appraising or renovating properties, he can be found coaching his son’s baseball games, cheering his two daughters on in their tennis matches or playing tennis with his wife Amy of 30 years.

We have worked with Priority Appraising for over 12 years and they consistently deliver quality appraisals in a timely manner.  Ron and his team are highly competent and a joy to work with.  We can always count on them to represent First Choice Appraisal Management and our clients with integrity and professionalism.

- Jeff Richards, Certified Residential Appraiser

We have been honored by First Choice Appraisal Management as appraiser of the year 2016 and 2017 (the only two years this award was given)

“Priority appraising has gone above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate my needs. Every appraisal is done in a matter of days not weeks, like some other companies. It is a privilege to work with such a classy and professional establishment. Priority Appraising is the company that all others are measured by.”

- Jeff Miller, Town & Country Home Loans

“As the owner of a mortgage company, I am assured that through Priority Appraising, I can count on quality work and quality turn-around times.”

- Kevin Hancock, Mortgage Express

find us

1724 NE 45th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon, 97213

Tel: 503-546-5500
Fax: 503-546-5671


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