Michael Pearson began his appraisal career  in 1997.

He formed Pearson & Associates, Inc. a residential appraisal company specializing in the Chicagoland Counties:   Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, and Dupage.

In 2003 Pearson & Associates expanded into areas of Wisconsin.

Michael Pearson has spent many years in the real estate industry. He has experience in all aspects of real state including: property valuation, property sales, and mortgage lending. He has conducted evaluations for tax appeals, divorce, estate valuation, condemnation appeals, complex properties, appraisal reviews, and many mortgage related products. He is consistently called as an “Expert Witness” by many of his attorney clients. He is also one of the most sought after public speakers and regularly conducts training sessions related to residential appraisals at area real estate offices and appraiser functions.

Over the years Michael has seen major changes in the real estate market and has "experienced" those factors that can affect the value of residential real estate. Many leading lenders and realty companies in the Chicagoland area recognize his experience and judgment.

To maintain this designations Michael has fulfilled a rigorous cycle of continuing education.

Michael Pearson holds the following credentials:


  • Illinois Certified Real Estate Appraiser
  • Wisconsin Certified Real Estate Appraiser
  • Florida Certified Real Estate Appraiser
  • Illinois Managing Real Estate Broker

Professional Organizations

  • Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
  • National Association of Independent Housing Professionals
  • Appraisal Institute (Associate Member)
  • National Association of Realtors