March Appraiser of the Month: Darwin Calender

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  • March Appraiser of the Month: Darwin Calender

     About Darwin

    My name is Darwin Calender; I began my career over 31 years working for Homefed Bank and TRW-SMS Appraisal Services. Since the late 80’s I have appraised over 11,000 homes and enjoyed the satisfaction of doing my job well. The best part I enjoy in appraising has been meeting each customer at appointments and helping them understand the appraisal process. When I’m not appraising I enjoy watching my favorite sport teams, Raiders and Dodgers. Some of my other pastimes are playing competitive Madden video games and playing golf with my 21-year-old son. Another favorite pastime is smoking meats for my family. I enjoy creating special rubs and smoking tri-tip, brisket and ribs on my pellet grill.

    If you could eat one type of food or dessert every day, what would it be?
    If I could eat one type of food and not suffer any consequences whatsoever, it would be my wife Vikki’s spicy Mexican enchiladas.

    What’s the first concert you attended?
    My first concert I attended was Merle Haggard.  I grew up in the California Central farmland.

    What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 
    Learn to forgive!