About the President/Owner

Background and Experience


The President/Owner-Ernie J. Ramos IFA, ASA is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Illinois, with a degree in Computer Electronics, from DeVry Institute of Technology. He received his Illinois Certified Residential License in late 2005 and achieved his Certified General License(the highest appraiser license available), soon after in 2007. He recently received his IFA, ASA or Accredited Senior Appraiser Designation in 2019 from the NAIFA(National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers) which has recently merged with the ASA(American Society of Appraisers), the largest multi-discipline appraiser organization, in the country. Mr. Ramos has over 17 years of commercial and residential experience. He grew up in the SW areas of Chicago and suburbs, now a resident of Mokena with his wife and 2 young boys, after over 30 years in Cook County, being a previous resident and still a property owner in Oak Forest. Prior to Advanced Appraisal and in the early stages of his licensing and certifications, Mr. Ramos was mentored on the residential side by an IFA designated member as well extensively trained under the Supervision and mentorship on Residential to Commercial properties, under the late and great Robert W. Schlitz MAI, CAE, RES, CIAO in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. Mr. Schlitz was also a former Director of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, for the Cook County Assessor in the 1980's to early 1990's, and known as one of the absolute top tier experts in the real estate appraisal field in the 1990's through the early 2000's. 

The extensive experience and current areas of expertise includes all types of Residential, Commercial and Industrial properties in regards to Assessment Appeals, Partnership Dispersion, Estates, Divorces, Indemnity cases, Trusts, Mortgage Finance Transactions as well as other various litigation work. Mr. Ramos has operated Advanced Appraisal Associates, Inc., since 2006, is a member of ICAP(Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals) and ASA (American Society of Appraisers) the largest multi-discipline appraiser organization, in the world, as well as an active member and mentor in many private online appraiser groups and networks. 

Mr. Ramos and Advanced Appraisal has a long list of long time clients from local lenders, well known area real estate agents, private owners, attorneys, credit unions to government entities. 


Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser 

Market Areas

Areas of Expertise



Mokena, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Homer Glen, Orland Hills, New Lenox and known experts in Beverly and Mt. Greenwood Areas, Garfield Ridge, Oak Lawn, Alsip, Palos Heights, Burbank with familiarity in these areas for well over 30 years. 

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We promise you will not be disappointed if we are hired as our education, service, knowledge and expertise surpasses the majority of our peers who practice in Residential Real Estate, especially. We take absolute pride in the profession as well as in the markets we live and practice in.