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Real Estate Appraisal and Consultation


Text Box: Michael A. Tolopka
President / Appraiser

State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
Residential Associate member of the Appraisal Institute
TX Certification #:  TX-1327110-R
Associates Degree in General Business

	Mr. Tolopka Studied business and real estate while attending Blinn College.  After graduating from college, he took and passed The State Real Estate Salesman Examination.  Took a job with Century 21 in Brenham, Texas in 1993.  In 1994 took a position with RLM Financial Group, Inc.  During employment with RLM, achieved specific appraisal experience needed to take The State Certification Examination for Real Estate Appraisal Certification in Texas.  Passed the examination and was awarded The State Certification for Residential Appraisers in 1996.  During employment at RLM, he worked on appraisal assignments ranging from single-family residential, rural properties, small income properties, as well as appraisals used in court cases to determine the existence of diminution.  In 1997 he took a job as an appraiser at the Washington County Appraisal District.  Have taken classes pertaining to the Texas Property Tax System and Mass Appraisal and achieved Level III Appraiser status from the Board of Tax Professional Examiners (BTPE).  In December 2001, returned to RLM Financial Group, Inc. as an Associate Appraiser.  On July 12, 2005 Michael Tolopka purchased and became the President of RLM Financial Group, Inc.

	Mr. Tolopka is married to his wife Leslie of thirteen years and they have three children Ashley, Nicholas, and Zachary.  Mr. Tolopka is highly active in his church, Grace Community Fellowship, in Brenham being the childrenís minister, and serving on many committees and boards.  Mr. Tolopka and his family live in Brenham.