CEO & Founder
Mr. Wilson’s early background is in residential construction management which began his path to becoming a real estate appraiser. C.W.’s specialty education in the appraisal field was obtained at Purdue University and Eastern Kentucky University in curriculums developed by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (now Appraisal Institute). He completed additional training from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute.
Initially a residential appraiser with positions on the FHA Panel (now roster) and VA Panel, by 1990 his practice had evolved into the commercial industrial area, and he was awarded a Certified General License at the first meeting at which the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board considered applications. By the mid-1990, the focus of his work had moved to a concentration on Litigation Support and unique valuation problems.
Later in his appraisal career, Mr. Wilson recognized the need for quality training and education for those wishing to enter the real estate appraisal and sales professions. From this need, he founded Wilson Educational Group in 1990. Since its inception, Mr. Wilson has instructed hundreds of students in the pre-license education requirements and thousands reached through continuing education in both the real estate appraisal and the real estate sales professions.
Looking to the future, in 2021 Mr. Wilson began to restructure his practice in preparation for (eventual) retirement bringing about the official close of Wilson Educational Group, however, he continues to develop new curriculum and serve as an instructor or facilitator for selected approved education providers such as the Bluegrass Association of Realtors. Mr. Wilson also continues to offer appraisal compliance training to various lending institutions.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, C. W. Wilson completed formal education at Butler High School and Kentucky Southern College. Woodrow and his wife, Linda, reside on their farm in North Mercer County where they enjoy spending time with all the grandkids, their family, and their dog, Max. In addition to his teaching and appraisal activities, stream fishing, and care of the farm property and animals, Woodrow also occupies his time with family activities including soccer, cooking, gardening, and woodworking projects.