Randy Edwards Jeff Lien Anthony Toso

Richard Kilgore Martin Seanez John Strohmaier

Mary Anne Dores Kay Austin Kyle Dalrymple

George Morasci Stephanie Bengard Anmmar Alsaggaf

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Martin E. Seanez, ARA
Senior Appraiser

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
CA CGREA #AG009148
Accredited Rural Appraiser

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Martin Seanez, ARA is a 1984 graduate of California State University Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business. Upon graduation he was hired by the Western Farm Credit System as a loan officer/appraiser trainee. After the training program he was hired by the Livermore Production Credit Association in 1985 where he spent two years. In 1987 he was again hired by the Western Farm Credit System as a full time staff appraiser, serving the Federal Land Bank of Fresno. In 1991 he was hired directly by the Federal Land Bank (now Fresno Madera Farm Credit Association (FMFC)) and except for a two year term in Visalia with Valley Farm Credit Services he spent the remaining time of his 29 year Farm Credit career, as the Assistant Appraisal Program Manager in Fresno. Martin was instrumental in the development of Premier Ag Appraisal, a subsidiary of FMFC, to provide fee appraisals to non-member clients. In March of 2014 he left FMFC to be affiliated with Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc.

Throughout his career he has been specifically educated in the appraisal of agricultural properties, covering a wide diversity of agricultural land uses found throughout the Central Valley, with a focus on dairy properties. He was awarded the professional designation of Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) in 2007, the highest rank, and the only title conferred on rural appraisers by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). He is certified by the State of California as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.

Martin is a resident of Easton, a rural community south of Fresno and is the father of Leann and Jeffrey. He maintains involvement with the California Chapter ASFMRA, serving as the awards chairman since 2007 and contributing to the annual “Trends in Agricultural Land and Lease Values” for Region 4 (Fresno/Madera). He also volunteers his time to the livestock sale at the Big Fresno Fair.