Raymond C. Geiger, Jr. is a native and resident since 1952 of Allentown. Geiger has been engaged in real estate-related activities since his graduation from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973 and is presently a Pennsylvania State Certified General Appraiser and licensed Real Estate Broker, operating a valuation and consulting office known as Raymond C. Geiger Real Estate.
Prior to joining his father as a fourth generation in the real estate business in 1978, he worked as an assessor in Lehigh County, and then as a mortgage loan officer at The First National Bank of Allentown, now by merger part of Wells Fargo. Since then, he became the sole proprietor of the business in 1980, and has devoted himself to a full spectrum of realty experiences, including brokerage, development, financing, management, and primarily valuation and consulting services. He and his associates have performed over 10,000 appraisals and studies on a wide variety of property types predominantly in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding counties. In the last 10 years, special assignments have been taken in many other counties across the Commonwealth.
Geiger has provided services for many county, school district and local municipal governments, as well as several state and federal agencies. Legal, lending, relocating, and individual business and personal needs also comprise a major portion of his experiences. He has rendered expert testimony before the Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Berks, Luzerne and Greene County Courts of Common Pleas, the Federal Bankruptcy Court, and numerous hearing boards in matters of arbitration, bankruptcy, condemnation, domestic property settlement, tax appeal, and zoning-planning appeals.
Valuation services have been provided on nearly all property types with emphasis on farms and acreage, and evaluating development prospects, such as mixed-use commercial properties throughout urban areas, office-light industrial in many new business parks, and all flavors of retail-commercial along major regional corridors. Many atypical property types such as power plants, landfills, junkyards, auto salvage, billboards, cemeteries, schools and churches have also been analyzed for a variety of purposes. In recent years, a heavy emphasis has been placed on valuations for potential litigation of all kinds including tax assessment appeal, condemnation, title disputes, and damage loss.
He has conducted a variety of presentations before the Pennsylvania Assessor’s Association, the Lehigh County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute, and REALTOR®, appraiser and community groups.
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