The team at Bass & Associates is uniquely qualified to handle all of your Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting needs. Hugh Bass, SR. is MAI Certified and has been in the industry since 1974. Bo Bass is also MAI Certified and joined the family business in 1998. Thomas Bass began appraising in 2007 and is a practicing affiliate with the Appraisal Institute. Please check out the complete list of credentials and biographies by clicking the tabs below.
Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser No. 435
Hugh B. Bass., Sr., MAI, established Bass & Associates in 1985 and was awarded with the MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute in 1992. He graduated from the University of West Georgia (then West Georgia College) in 1968 with a BS degree in Business Administration. Hugh served two years in the U.S. Army, stationed for the majority of this time at Fort Benning, Georgia, as a Personnel Specialist. After his stent in the army, Hugh taught accounting and business related courses at Carroll Technical and Vocational School (now West Georgia Technical College). In 1974, Hugh entered the real estate business as a sales associate with Real Estate West and became a Broker and eventual business partner in 1978. After years as a Broker, Hugh Bass formed Bass & Associates in 1985 and specialized in real estate appraisals and consultation involving commercial, industrial, land, and special purpose properties with services also including eminent domain and litigation support.
Hugh has also served the local community as a past president of the Carrollton Jaycees, past member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, Organizer and first president of the Carroll County Multiple Listing Service, organizer and first president of the Tri-Counties West Board of Realtors, (now West Metro Board of Realtors), long term member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, serves on the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business Board of Advisors since its inception through present, and served as a member of the Carroll City/County Hospital Authority and Tanner Health Services Board.
Hugh has served in the following capacities with the Appraisal Institute
- Director – 2001-2002
- Treasurer – 2003
- Secretary – 2004
- Vice President – 2005
- President – 2006
- Past President/Director – Ex. Officio – 2007-2009
- Appraisal Institute (Region IX) Chapter Services Representative – 2008-2010
- Appraisal Institute (National) Chapter Leadership Program Committee – 2009-present
- Awarded with the prestigious Legions of Leaders Award, Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Institute – 2013 (link)
Hugh and his wife Debra reside in Carrollton and have been married for over 40 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. In his limited spare time, Hugh enjoys fishing and traveling.
Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser No. 6934
Bo began appraising in 1998 and was awarded with the MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute in 2015. He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1999 with a BBA in Finance. He is active in the Appraisal Institute, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, City of Carrollton Planning Commission, Carrollton Kiwanis Club, UWG Athletic Foundation, and Central High School Athletic Booster Club.
Bo has served in the following capacities with the Appraisal Institute:
- Region IX Representative
- Treasurer of the Atlanta Area Chapter of AI
- Director of Atlanta Area Chapter of AI
- Chair of the Candidate Guidance Committee for the Atlanta Chapter of AI
- State of Atlanta Project Team and Moderator
He has been a participant on multiple occasions in the Appraisal Institute’s Leadership Development Council (LDAC) in Washington, DC. In 2018, the Appraisal Institute recognized Bo as a Volunteer of Distinction.
Bo and his wife Kelly reside in Carrollton. They have three children. In his spare time, Bo enjoys watching football, playing golf, and fishing.
Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser No. 331743
Thomas began appraising in 2007 and is a practicing affiliate with the Appraisal Institute. He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2012 with a BBA in both Real Estate and Finance. Thomas is a former member of the Alumni Council and Young Alumni Council for the University of West Georgia.
Thomas married his wife, Kristy, in June 2015 and they have one child. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys football, baseball, golfing, fishing, and traveling.