Serving Indiana Since 1987

Our Services


Our appraisers have years of experience with many different property types, ownership interests and market areas within Indiana.

Appraisal Review

Do you need a review of another appraisal? First Appraisal Group, Inc. has completed reviews for litigation support, lending institutions and government agencies.


For any question or unique consulting assignment that you may have, First Appraisal Group, Inc. offers consulting and answers supported by data and market evidence.

Market & Marketability Studies

From rent and amenities to supply and demand, First Appraisal Group, Inc. offers research and reporting on your specific market and sub-market.
The First Appraisal Group, Inc. Difference
A family owned and operated business, starting with Wayne in 1987 and Ashley joining in 2004; we are anchored in Southern Indiana. We know you use our appraisals to make important decisions.  Our product is only as good as our reputation. We strive to maintain your trust and earn your business. Locally, we are members of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and active in the Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.


When hiring someone for their opinion, make sure you are using the best professional, affiliated with a solid company.   First Appraisal Group, Incorporated has been in business since 1987. Our appraisers are state licensed and both owners, Ashley and Wayne, hold Designations from the Appraisal Institute.  What is the Designated Difference?

Provide our clients with well supported, independent, unbiased and accurate appraisals in a timely manner.
An appraisal is simply an opinion of value.  Click on the appraisal tab to learn more.
Our Principal Appraisers

Ashley Johnson, MAI, SRA, R/W-AC


Ashley Johnson, MAI, SRA, R/W-AC has been in the real estate appraisal profession since 2004. She is the President of First Appraisal Group, Incorporated. The company has a home office in Bloomington, Indiana and company specializes in valuations, consulting, as well as other valuation and non-valuation services throughout Indiana.

Ashley graduated from Indiana University in 2008. She was awarded the prestigious MAI designation in 2013 from the Appraisal Institute. She received her Indiana Certified General Appraiser License in 2010. She has served on numerous Committees and on the Board of Directors for the Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Locally, she graduated Leadership Bloomington in 2015 and serves on the WonderLab Board of Directors.

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Wayne F. Johnson, II, MAI, RM

Vice President

Wayne F. Johnson, II, MAI, RM, MRICS graduated with honors from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business in 1975. He was awarded his RM designation in 1987 and MAI designation in 1996 from the Appraisal Institute. Wayne received his Indiana Certified General Appraiser License in 1992, his Indiana Real Estate Broker license in 1984, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS designation in 2013. Wayne founded First Appraisal Group, Incorporated in 1988 and is currently Vice President.

Wayne has served as the Appraisal Institute Hoosier State Chapter President in 2008 and has held other state chapter positions prior to his presidency. He currently serves on the Indiana Real Estate Appraiser Licensure and Certification Board, is an Advisory Board Member of Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies, a member of the International Right of Way Association, National Association of Realtors, Indiana Association of Realtors and I.U. Alumni Association.

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A Wide Variety of Clients Use First Appraisal Group, Inc.



Engineering Firms


Financial or Lending Institutions


State of Indiana Departments


Indiana Cities, Towns, and Counties


Insurance Companies


Indiana Court System


International Firms


Regional and Local Companies

Requesting a Proposal for Your Valuation Needs is Easy.

First Appraisal Group, Inc.

1132 S. Rogers Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47403

Phone: (812) 337-0772

Fax: (812) 337-0778