Dan Birchman

‚ÄčDan Birchman received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in General Real Estate and Small Business.  Dan's background also includes a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and Post Graduate Studies of Land Planning and Environmental Management from Texas State University.

Dan is a top Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.  He has been active in the Austin, and Central Texas, real estate marketplace since 1983. His experience includes home buyer brokerage, real estate appraisals, litigation, expert witness testimony, and home construction.  His expertise is recognized by the State of Texas, the courts of law, many financial institutions, several real estate investors, relocation companies, and federal institutions. Dan is an expert in matters of the Home Buyers Agency, the Home Buying Process, and Real Estate Market Value and Marketability

A Partial List of Specialized Education: 
 
  • Awarded the professional designation of Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers for the completion of a specialized educational program in the area of Residential Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal
  • Awarded certifications and/or designations for completion of specialized educational programs in the area of Buyer Agency and Buyer Brokerage from the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) and the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) 
  • Completed various Society of Real Estate Appraisers courses, to include 101, 102, 201, 202, Capitalization A and B, Case Studies, Complex Property, Report Writing, USPAP Standards and Ethics, and others
  • Completed various Appraisal Institute courses, to include  USPAP, Case Studies, Report Writing, Relocation Services, Litigation and Expert Witness, Construction, Property Inspections, and others
  • Completed various UT/Austin graduate level classes, to include Urban Land Economics, Land Development, RE Law, Contract Law, RE Finance, and others
  • Completed various Texas State University graduate level classes, to include Environment Policy and Law, Land Planning and Development, Environmental Management, and others
  • Completed various real estate classes with Texas A&M Center for Real Estate, the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, local boards of realtors, the SMU Law School, the FNMA, and the HUD/FHA

*The numerous real estate brokerage, appraisal, and construction seminars from various private and public educational sources include topics of home construction, inspections, contract negotiations, negotiating strategies, agency law, contract law, relocation, new home site selection, taxation issues, home buyer and consumer protection issues, home buyer advocacy, litigation and expert witness testimony, site and subdivision development, septic and well systems, among others.

Current list of Professional Memberships, Licenses, Designations, and Certifications:

  • Texas State Real Estate Broker (Lic #0333153)
  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (TX-1320277-G)  
  • CEBA designation, National Assoc of Exclusive Buyer Agents; Broker Member and past BOD 
  • Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council), Active Member  
  • RAC (Relocation Appraisers and Consultants),  Active Member 
  • National Assoc of Realtors, Texas Assoc of Realtors, Austin Board of Realtors, Broker Member  
  • Texas Association of Appraisers, Active Member
  • GRI designation, TAR (Texas Association of Realtors)  
  • ABR designation, REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council)