Real Info

About Us

Totally Committed to Providing a Total Valuation Solution

Real Info delivers powerful results with its comprehensive suite of data, analytics and valuation products. Launched in New York in 1995, the company has expanded to serve lenders, insurance agents and real estate professionals from coast to coast by providing significant time and cost saving solutions. A national parcel database containing assessment, ownership and sales data on over 110 million properties serves as the foundation for the company’s real estate reporting, home price indices, neighborhood & sales analytics, and proprietary Automated Valuation Models (AVMs). Committed to providing its clients with exceptional service and fully customizable solutions, Real Info offers the speed, affordability and flexibility to meet individual business challenges with confidence.

Real Info provides its users with the ability to order data subscriptions for access to a particular county, multiple counties or entire states using both subscription-based and a la carte pricing models. Offerings include realRecords™ (assessment & sales records), realComps™ (comparable sales reports), as well as customized search and download options.

To complement its data offerings, Real Info has also developed a suite of proprietary Automated Valuation Models (AVMs): i-Val™, realAssessment™, and Q-Val™. Each uses rules-based, expert system models to arrive at predicted market values for residential properties. Additionally, our licensing partnerships with other nationally recognized AVM developers allow us to provide a comprehensive menu of valuation products.

Meet James Kirchmeyer, Founder & CEO

James Kirchmeyer began his career in the Real Estate Valuation Industry in 1983 as a New York State Certified Appraiser, earning the Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) designation from the Appraisal Institute, and establishing his own appraisal company in 1994.

As a complement to his appraisal company, Mr. Kirchmeyer founded Real Info, Inc. in 1995. Real Info provides access to one of the most comprehensive databases of real property, for both residential and commercial properties. The company also offers the various Automated Valuation Solutions (AVMs) James has developed.

Author of "AVMs 101: A Guide to Automated Valuation Models" and "AVMs 201: A Practical Guide to the Implementation of Automated Valuation Models", Mr. Kirchmeyer is the leading authority on Real Estate Valuations, tools and technologies. As a pioneer in the appraisal industry, James was the first to create an online automated status system, and an early adopter of technology to improve services.

He is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has delivered talks to following organizations:

-The Mortgage Bankers Association
-The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
-The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB)
-Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
-The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
-The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
-The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
-United States Housing and Urban Development
-Association of Professional Mortgage Women
-National Association of Mortgage Brokers
-Appraisal Institute
-Society of Real Estate Appraisers

Meet Bill King, President and Chief Valuation Officer

William (Bill) King is a licensed real estate broker and certified residential real estate appraiser in Washington State, and nationally recognized instructor of real estate and appraisal courses and seminars. Mr. King has over 35 years of experience in real estate and valuation; he has served as a forensic expert on valuation and housing issues in local, regional and national RMBS cases. He has taught dozens of appraisal courses and contributed to the country's most widely used appraisal textbook, The Appraisal Institute’s The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition. He was a key member of the Appraisal Institute for several project teams, and has published dozens of industry-relevant articles and papers. He has been a valuation representative to MISMO, consulted with the GSEs on USPAP issues for UCDP, and participated in creation of UAD. He was a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Appraiser's Coalition of Washington, Founder, President and Chief Appraiser of ValueOne Appraisal, and Regional Sales Manager for FNC. Most recently, King served as SVP, Valuation Solutions for Platinum Data Solutions in Aliso Viejo, CA.

Mr. King also has expertise in real estate regulation, data and technology strategies and standards of professional practice. Many years of teaching, writing for publication and public speaking combined with a long history of practical experience results in a thorough and competent, but down-to-earth and practical style, simultaneously reaching novice and expert alike.