Real Estate Appraiser
Professional Service With a Personal Touch
Somich & Associates, Inc. is a real estate appraisal firm with nearly 25 years of experience providing residential and land appraisal services. Located in Norwich, NY, we serve 15 counties across the Central New York community. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. That is why we always provide prompt and courteous service, putting you and your family’s needs first!
Our experienced team has a proven track record of providing highly efficient real estate appraisals. No matter what type of home you have, our unique knowledge of local neighborhoods and market conditions makes us highly qualified to provide comprehensive home valuations quickly, efficiently, and with no stress to you.
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Meet the Team
Owner & Certified Residential Appraiser
Somich & Associates is pleased to have Bryan Smith as part of our Appraisal Team since May of 2018. He is a graduate of the Oxford Academy High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University. Bryan is a resident of Chenango County and has three children.
In his free time, he loves to golf, and he’s an avid reader. Bryan also thoroughly enjoys doing many activities with his son, including playing sports, yard work, and riding the tractor.
Bryan is a self-starter with a strong work ethic. He does quality work, and his friendly, easy-going disposition makes him a joy to work with. Bryan says what he enjoys most about his job is interacting with our colleagues during the appraisal process and seeing the wide variety of residential homes in Central New York.
Certified Residential Appraiser
Kyle Cashman, a Business Economics graduate from SUNY Cortland, has been employed at Somich & Associates for five years. After finding his love for real estate, he put his passion into becoming a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and continues to enjoy all things that come with this position. Recently, Kyle has expanded the business by moving to Saratoga Springs, where he continues to appreciate the beauty of Upstate New York while expanding his knowledge of real estate in a new territory.
Outside of being an appraiser, Kyle enjoys golfing, playing baseball, and spending time in the Adirondacks. Kyle’s positive and upbeat personality and dedication to his job continue to make him a valuable asset to the Somich & Associates appraisal firm.
Certified Residential Appraiser
An essential member of our Somich & Associates team is assistant appraiser Noah Bateman. His outgoing personality and social skills make him one of the friendliest and easiest guys to talk to. Noah is a graduate of Manhattanville College, receiving his BA degree in May of 2005. He’s an avid sports fan and still enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and golf.
Noah gives back to his community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Chenango County Chargers Soccer Club. He also enjoys his role as a weekly Trivia Night MC for a local establishment and has hosted several fundraising events. Noah takes pride in his work, and attention to detail is one of his greatest strengths. For a job well done, he prefers high-fives over hugs!
Tony is excited to start his journey in the real estate appraisal business. He currently works as a data entry clerk with hopes of becoming a certified residential appraiser. His 16 years of residential and commercial construction lead to his interest in real estate appraisal. He is currently working towards his real estate appraiser assistant license and a degree in business management.
Tony is married with three children and enjoys participating in his children’s various sporting events. In his free time, Tony likes to spend time outdoors hiking and camping with his family. He is an incredible cook and loves the New York Giants.
Office Assistant/Human Resources Coordinator
Cathy Rickard has been a part of our staff since April 2018. She’s a jack of all trades willing to help in the office where ever needed. Whether it’s scheduling appraisal appointments, addressing revision requests, or researching properties for upcoming appraisals, she does it all with extreme professionalism.
Cathy also serves as the Human Resources Coordinator for our growing team. Cathy’s years of experience in an office setting and easy to talk to personality make her a valuable asset. Her eagerness to learn new details about the appraisal business to serve our clients and appraisers better is commendable.
She is a lifelong Chenango County resident and has been married for 39 years to her husband, Ed. They have two children and two granddaughters. She spends her free time quilting and finds great joy in gifting her completed projects. Our team is stronger because of Cathy’s presence, and we certainly appreciate her dedication.
Data Entry & Report Processing Specialist
Alisa Martin is an MBA graduate of Clarkson University. Over the years, she has served on various Alumni committees for Clarkson and has been a mentor to incoming freshmen. Alisa is from a military family and is a member of the American Legion.
Alisa enjoys watching sports, cats, assisting local seniors/veterans, cooking, nature, and spending time with friends and family. Her interests in research, real estate, and helping others led her to Somich & Associates in March of 2021.
Peter Somich has been a certified appraiser since August 1996. He started the profession working for Tri-County Appraisal Services, Unadilla, New York. In 1999, the owners sold the business to Peter. As a single-person appraiser, Peter ran Tri-County Appraisal Services until incorporating in January 2014 as Somich & Associates, Inc.
Since incorporating, the business has grown rapidly. Somich & Associates now serves 15 counties and 12,620 square miles (per index). Through on-time delivery and excellent communication, Somich & Associates has grown into one of the largest Residential Real Estate Appraisal firms in Central New York.
Work Flow Coordinator
Kristen Northrup joined the Somich & Associates team in June of 2021 after stepping away from a career in education. When she is not juggling the scheduling of appraisals, she uses the same skills with her four children. Kristen and her kids love to travel and explore new places every chance they get.
During her kid-free time, she enjoys hiking and catching up with friends. Kristen’s sunny disposition and love of laughter have been a welcome addition to the office.
No one brings joy to the office quite like Binx. Always eager to lend a paw, Binx is a valuable asset for boosting morale!
If you have any questions or would like to receive a free quote for your appraisal needs, please fill out the form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Memberships & Associations
- Otsego-Delaware Board of Realtors
- Cortland County Board of Realtors
- Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors
- Greater Capital Association of Realtors
- Ithaca Board of Realtors
- Northern Adirondack Board of Realtors (NABOR)