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A.E. "Butch" Nelson, Jr.

Butch Nelson
Butch Nelson

In addition to appraisal work with WT Appraisal, Butch is the owner of A. E. Nelson Jr. Farm & Ranch Properties, Appraiser, Broker, and Consultants.  He is an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker, and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.

His appraisal clients have included numerous bankers, law firms, credit unions and individuals.  His broker clients have included numerous trusts, individuals, and corporations.



  • Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
    • Certified under continuing education program through December 31, 2002
  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, TX-1321940-G
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker since 1972
  • Special Commissioner, numerous condemnation suits, Taylor County, Texas and Abilene, Texas
  • Texas Chapter of Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Member
  • American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member
  • Texas Appraisal Licensing and Certification Board, Member, 1991-1997
    • Past Chairman Education Committee 
    • Past Vice Chairman, 1992-1993 
    • Past Chairman, 1993-1997
  • Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, Regional Director, 1993-1996
  • Body of Knowledge Task Force, Member, Appraisal Qualification Board
  • The Appraisal Foundation Washington DC, Board of Trustees, At Large Member, 1998-2003


  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas, 1972
  • Graduate Studies, Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas, 1972-1976

  • Completed Course Work and Continuing Education:
    • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Courses:
      • Fundamentals of Appraisals, A-10, July 1990
      • Principles of Rural Appraisals, A-20, August 1990
      • Code of Ethics & Uniform Standards of Professional Practice, A-15, June 1996
      • Report Writing, A-12, March 1991
      • Advanced Rural Appraisal, A-30, April 1991
      • Eminent Domain, A-25, February 1994
      • Rural Residential, July 1996
      • Rural Ranch Seminar, July 1998
      • Fractional Interest Seminar, June 2001
    • Real Estate Courses offered by the National Association and Texas Association of Realtors
    • Uniform Standards of Professional Practices for Instructors course, February 1997


  • Owner, A. E. Nelson Jr. Farm & Ranch Properties, Appraiser, Broker, and Consultants
  • Allen, Nelson, Touchstone Realtors, Managing Partner, 1975-1979
  • W.H. Varner, Real Estate Salesman, Broker, and Appraiser, 1970-1975
  • AEN Energy, Inc., President, 1980-1994
    • engaged in full time Oil and Gas and Real Estate Business
  • Appraisal Instructor and Real Estate Finance Instructor, Cisco Junior College, 1979-1981