To join our panel of fee appraisers, please complete the form on our web site by clicking here. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you an Approval Packet which outlines all of the documentation we require to in order to complete your approval process.
The fee appraisers who join our Appraiser Panel must meet the following minimum requirements:
• A minimum of five years as a licensed or certified appraiser
• No pending litigation or disciplinary actions
• Errors & Omissions insurance with a limited liability of $500,000 per incident
Please allow 7-10 business days for the process to be completed. This gives us the necessary time to process your request, including contacting references and reviewing sample appraisals.
Your approval packet asks for sample appraisals, but I can’t send borrower information without violating USPAP. What should I do?
Before sending your sample appraisals to us for review, please redact or remove all borrowers’ names.
There are many possible reasons why you have not received work from us yet, the most common being we simply do not have any work in your area. If you have questions, feel free to call.
We currently provide appraisal reports in California and Nevada.
As an Appraiser, you have the ability to set your own fees based on each individual order.
Appraisal costs vary depending on the type of report, property, locations, and how quickly you need it. However, you can get an accurate idea of how much the appraisal will cost by filling out our Quote Builder.
Standard turn around time is 5 days for a Full Appraisal. If you need it done sooner, you can always ask for a Rush Order. There are many reasons why an order may take longer than normal – high complexity, lack of comps, etc. No matter the circumstance, we promise to keep you informed!
A qualified and licensed appraiser who has been thoroughly vetted and approved by our Compliance Manager.
The appraiser will be at your home anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on size and complexity. They will measure the home, take interior and exterior photos, and may ask you questions regarding any updates to the home.
Among many other things, the primary things the appraiser will make sure that your property matches what is in public record, and check the condition of the home in general, as well as looking at any improvements and upgrades that have been made. Basically, anything that may effect the value of your home.
The amount of time an appointment takes depends on the size and complexity of the home. Appointments can last anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour, however a typical home will take about 15-30 minutes.
You specifically do not need to be present during the appraisal, however someone must be present to let the appraiser in the home, if there is no lock box or supra key.
Yes, so long as the Appraiser is able to move comfortably throughout the residence, and is able to enter each room.
Typically an Appraiser will have multiple appointments in a day in order to increase their efficiency (and complete your report as soon as possible!). As stated above, appointments can sometimes be significantly more complex than expected, and therefore take much longer than they expected. Traffic, weather, and road conditions can all affect how long it takes the Appraiser to get from one property to another. Setting up appointments with a 1-hour time window allows the Appraiser extra time to complete a complex inspection, and extra driving time. This helps manage expectations on your end as well, so that you have a realistic expectation of when the appraiser will arrive.
If we call you to schedule an appointment, than you can expect that the Appraiser will need to come inside. Standard Appraisals require interior and exterior photos.
No, weekend appointments are not available.