About Moore Appraisal Firm

The Moore Appraisal Firm offers a wide range of valuation services from complex commercial properties to basic residential uses and everything in between. Please visit our list of services for a more detailed description.

Whether you are an informed home owner or a lender looking for assistance, we have the expertise to answer your questions.

Established by Jack B. Moore in Helena, MT in 1965, the Moore Appraisal Firm was the first established appraisal company in Helena. Over the years, two sons, a daughter, and a grandson have joined the business and continued the firm’s name.

We are a full service real estate appraisal firm with a wide variety of clientele including mortgage lenders, commercial lenders, state and local government, attorneys and private individuals. We pride ourselves on our strong community ties and our unswerving dedication to customer service. Our client-centered and relationship-oriented reputation is unsurpassed and well-deserved.

Our Team

Helena Office

Tim J. Moore, IFAS

Tim began his appraising career in 1987, after 15 years in the construction industry. With his construction background for support, appraising for all types of new construction is one of his specialties. The first 10 years were dedicated to residential appraising, with commercial valuation added to allow greater diversity of available services.

Tim is a native of Helena, with many community connections, having been active in the Helena Building Industry Association, Helena Area Habitat for Humanity, Farm in the Dell International and the Helena Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. After serving 8 years on the State Board of Real Estate Appraisers, he also has a broad based knowledge of current appraisal rules and regulations, along with having established contacts state wide, which has been invaluable when completing complex projects in many areas of the state.

He holds the IFAS designation through the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers.

Helena Office

Shaun Moore

Also a native to Helena, Shaun is third generation in the business and joined the firm in 2002. After joining in the Army National Guard just out of high school, he returned to and remained in the Helena area. Shaun holds a General Certification and practices in a broad range of areas including residential, commercial, and farm and ranch properties.

Shaun served a term on the Joint Helena/Lewis and Clark County Planning Board, and served three years on the National Associations of Realtor’s Real Property Valuation Committee. He is a past board member and president of the Helena Multiple List System.

Helena Office

Sarah Moran

Sarah started with Moore Appraisal Firm in 2017 as an office assistant and become knowledgeable in all things appraisal-office related.

She began as an appraiser trainee 2021 and has been a licensed residential appraiser since 2022 specializing in residential real estate throughout Helena, Great Falls, and the surrounding areas.

Missoula Office

Jennifer Snorsky

Jennifer has been appraising residential properties since 2016 and received her Certified Residential Appraiser license in Washington State December 2018. She moved back to Missoula in 2020 and continues appraising residential properties in Western Montana.  She enjoys exploring western Montana through her work.

Before appraising, she worked as a real estate broker with Windermere Real Estate for 8 years in Seattle, Wa.  She has a great passion for real estate, houses and homeownership. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science Resource Management Degree from the University of Montana.

When Jennifer is not out inspecting houses or in the office, you can find her hiking the north hills of Missoula or taking Pure Barre classes.  She enjoys spending time with her teenage boys, dog Allie, adventuring with friends and home improvement projects .

Billings Office

Nels Flanagan

Born and raised in Big Timber, Montana where he graduated high school, Nels pursued higher education in Billings, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Montana State University Billings (MSUB). Following graduation, he transitioned into the real estate industry, obtaining his license in January 2019. Nels expanded his professional portfolio by coaching track at Montana State University Billings starting in the fall of 2020.

In July 2022, he ventured into real estate appraisal, becoming licensed in September 2023 and is actively working toward certification.

His expertise in real estate spans residential real estate, farm, and ranch properties, where he has consistently provided clients with tailored solutions to meet their diverse needs.

Bozeman Office

Dave Starr

Spring 2024

Community Involvement

We believe that part of our responsibility as a local business is to help improve our immediate community as well as the world around us. Belonging to local, state and national organizations and volunteering our services is our way of helping.

The Moore Appraisal Firm belongs to the following organizations:

• Appraisal Institute
• National Association of Independent Fee AppraisersIt’s that easy!
• National Association of Realtors
• American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Local organizations we support financially as well as volunteering time and services include:

• Helena First Time Home Buyers
• Helena Area Habitat for Humanity
• Helena Area Chamber of Commerce
• Helena Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Farm in the Dell International