5th Jan, 2015

Announcement! Jim Welles has officially joined the ranch brokerage team at Chas. S. Middleton and Son

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Announcement!

Jim Welles has officially joined the ranch brokerage team at Chas. S. Middleton and Son

Jim Welles has officially joined the Chas S. Middleton team as of January 1st. Jim brings over 33 years of New Mexico Farm and Ranch experience to us. His collateral appraisal and banking experiences will be able to assist owners and prospective owners in their decisions affecting their properties marketing and valuation decisions. Jim also brings extensive experience in New Mexico’s hunting environment and the state’s wildlife management system. He has served as a director of the NM Council of Outfitters and Guides and was recently elected to a 3 year term as the president of the organization.

Jim began his career with the Federal Land Bank in Roswell in 1981. Transferring to Albuquerque in 1982, he worked as a loan officer and appraiser until 1990 when he choose to focus on the appraisal side of the bank now known as Farm Credit. He was awarded his ARA designation in 1990. Jim retired from Farm Credit of NM December 31, 2014, ending his career as the Chief Appraisal Officer for the company; a position he held for 10 years. He and 12 other staff members provided quality valuation services to lending personnel serving the customers of the largest and most profitable ag lender in NM. He was responsible to the Board of Directors to assure regulatory compliance with all Federal, State, and appraisal organizations affecting valuation operations.

Over the years, Jim has worked with Sam on many occasions. Both have unique experiences to share with new and old clients. Jim will be working directly with Charlie Middleton, Sam’s son. As a fourth generation Middleton, Charlie has real estate in his genes and the technological expertise to pull it all together for expert marketing of your unique New Mexico property.

Jim Welles Bio

Jim grew up on the east side of New Mexico in Roswell after his father retired from his Army career to assume the job of Assistant Commandant at NMMI in 1965. His upbringing included many summer jobs repairing pasture fence and bucking hay for ag producers in the Roswell area. He graduated from high school at NMMI in 1977 and NMSU in 1981. Jim began his career with the Federal Land Bank in Roswell in 1981. Transferring to Albuquerque in 1982, he worked as a loan officer and appraiser until 1990 when he choose to focus on the appraisal side of the bank now known as Farm Credit. He was awarded his ARA designation in 1990. Jim retired from Farm Credit of NM December 31, 2014, ending his career as the Chief Appraisal Officer for the company; a position he held for 10 years. He and 12 other staff members provided quality valuation services to lending personnel serving the customers of the largest and most profitable ag lender in NM. He was responsible to the Board of Directors to assure regulatory compliance with all Federal, State, and appraisal organizations affecting valuation operations.

Jim has served on various committees in the New Mexico Chapter of the ASFMRA and served as President of the Chapter in the late 80’s into the early 90’s. He served several years on the Experience Review Committee for the newly formed NM State Appraisal Board in the early 90’s. Jim is a general certified appraiser and is licensed in both New Mexico and Colorado. He is a member of the NM ASFMRA and an Associate member of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Jim has had the privilege to view and appraise many of New Mexico’s vast real estate holdings whether farms or ranches over his career. Jim also served as the Farm Credit representative to the Landowner-Sportsman Coalition in NM. His big game hunting experiences in New Mexico allowed him and his wife Kelly to start a small hunting business in the mid 90’s. This business has grown and he now serves as President of the NM Council of Outfitters and Guides.

Jim passed his New Mexico Associate Brokers exam in December 2013. He and Kelly live in far NE Albuquerque. They have raised two daughters whom are now married. Michelle is a District Manager for Frito Lay in Denver. Clara is a 7th grade middle school Science Teacher in Las Cruces.

Jim’s base will be in Albuquerque. Charlie and Sam will continue managing operations from their Lubbock office. We are ready to assist in any and all of your real property decisions. Jim can be contacted at Jim@csmandson.com. Charlie’s contact is Charlie@csmandson.com and Sam’s is sam@csmandson.com. We all look forward to hearing and working with you soon!

For more information, visit Jim Welles website: JFW Ranch Consulting

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