Mark Williams, ARA | Peoples Company
Mark Williams, ARA

Office: 989.635.0086
Mobile: 810.252.6938



Mark Williams has been licensed as a Certified General Appraiser since 1994, and has obtained his designation as an “Accredited Rural Appraiser” from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He has extensive knowledge and experience with all types of agricultural properties including animal production facilities, grain storage systems, permanent plantings, certified organic cropland and recreational tracts. He also is considered a leading expert in the valuation of market
analyses, eminent domain, Yellow Book, conservation easements, and partial interest appraisals. Mark is also a qualified reviewer for Yellow Book and eminent domain appraisals and is a two-time President of the Michigan Chapter of ASFMRA. Mark has served on the ASFMRA National Education and Accreditation Committee as Vice Chairman.

Mark and his wife Debi are blessed with six children, 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. They also operate a 90-acre, certified organic hay farm and enjoy traveling in their spare time. In the past three years they have also been active with Samaritan’s Purse mission teams, assisting with rebuilding homes in flood ravaged areas of North Carolina, West Virginia, and Louisiana.

2022 - Present      Certified General Appraiser, Peoples Company, Marlette, MI
2003 - 2021            President/Certified General Appraiser, Value Midwest, Marlette, MI
1994 - 2003            President/Certified General Appraiser, Agricultural Advisors Ltd., North Branch, MI
1992 - 1994             Associate Appraiser, Hodge Appraisal Group Ltd., Lapeer, MI
1987 - 1988             Agricultural Financial Consultant, Gardner & Associates, Port Huron, MI


Area Wide Market Analysis                    Estate Properties                                       Recreational Ag Properties
Christmas Tree Farms                             Expert Witness/Agricultural Issues       Residential
Cluster Developments                            Hog Confinement Facilities                    Riding Arenas
Commercial Buildings                            Industrial Projects                                      Rural Residential Properties
Conservation Easements                       Orchards                                                       Single Family Houses
Commercial Properties                          Partial Interest                                             Subdivision Analysis
CRP Interests                                             Partial Takings                                            Vacant Land
Dairy Production Facilities                     Poultry Facilities                                         Vegetable Farms
Development Properties                        Merchantable Timber/High Quality Veneer Parcels


Eastern Michigan University, Post Graduate Studies (1990-1991)
Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Arts-Journalism/Public Relations (1971-1974)


Certified General Appraiser:
Michigan #1205003316
Indiana #CG41100033
Montana #REA-RAG-LIC-7206
Minnesota #40382980
Tennessee #5650
Texas #TX 1380074G
Iowa #CG03131
Nebraska #CG290109R
Kansas #G-5073


American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers
American Farmland Trust
The Nature Conservancy
Michigan Farm Bureau