About Us

Joseph T. Sodano, SRA, SCRREA, SCRP


đŸ“·Sodano Appraisal Services was formed by Joseph T. Sodano in 2014 after 37 years in the Real Estate Appraisal field.   

Joe began his real estate appraisal career in 1977 with L.R. Sullivan Associates in Madison, NJ.  He moved in 1980 to Professional Appraisal Associates based in Summit, NJ, becoming a partner in 1983, with a final position as Executive Vice-President.  He is an active member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC) with a SCRP (Senior Certified Relocation Professional) designation, a past president of the North Jersey Metro Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and maintains the SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) Designation from the Appraisal Institute. He is a past president of RAC (Relocation Appraisers and Consultants) and a member of the Northeast NJ Estate Planners Council. 

Civic involvement include President of the Green Village Volunteer Fire Department and former member of the Chatham Township Committee.  Joe has lived in the area since he was born, with strong family ties to Madison, NJ since the early 1900s. Him and his wife, Nila, are life-long residents of the Chatham/Madison area. Joe graduated from The University of South Carolina in 1973 with a Bachelors of Art Degree in History and a minor in Political Science.  

Jody L. Gordon, SRA, SCRREA



Jody L. Gordon is a state certified residential real estate appraiser (SCRREA) in New Jersey with a SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. Jody began working with Joe Sodano, her father, in 2009 as a trainee and quickly earned her license and certification from the state of NJ in 2012. Jody started her career as an appraiser/consultant for Professional Appraisal Associates and moved with Joe to work for Sodano Appraisal Services in 2014. 

Jody lives in Chatham, NJ with her husband, Tim, and their three sons (Graeme, Timothy, and Owen). Jody graduated from Chatham High School in 2000 and with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Marketing from Cabrini College in 2004. An active participant of sports throughout high school (field hockey, swimming, and softball) and played collegiate field hockey for Cabrini College. Jody still plays field hockey with the New Jersey Field Hockey Association. Community involvement includes being an active member of the Green Village Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, the Green Village United Methodist Church, and the Rolling Hill Association in Chatham, NJ.