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These days, more and more real estate appraisers find themselves doing business with appraisal management companies. The residential real estate appraiser who accepts appraisal assignments from mortgage brokers and lenders, and is not already dependent on an appraisal management company for some percentage of their business, is quickly becoming the exception in the appraisal profession. The most recent lender loss prevention and appraisal ordering guidelines indicate that the use of these management companies will continue to become more widespread for the foreseeable future.

Appraisers who accept orders from such companies quickly learn that, while there are a few benefits to working with appraisal management companies, the disadvantages tend to outweigh the advantages.

In most cases the appraiser working with an appraisal management company receives orders by fax, or online. The management company then begins to pester the appraiser with phone calls and e-mails for status updates, corrections or addendums. More often than not, the appraisal management company's staff is almost totally untrained in the appraisal process. At best, these companies act as an inefficient messaging system and simply pass notes back and forth between the loan officer and the appraiser. More often they distort the information they are supposed to be communicating, and frustrate everyone involved. In other words, they add another layer of red tape without improving the appraisal process for either the loan officer or the appraiser - and then they charge a fee for the confusion they cause.

AppraiserLoft IS DIFFERENT.

AppraiserLoft has been designed from the ground up to eliminate the confusion and hassle most appraisal management companies saddle appraisers with.

AppraiserLoft uses a state-of-the-art user interface that provides the loan officer with automatic status updates at every stage of the process. Throughout the process the loan officer can see the current status of their order. The loan officer is immediately made aware of any issues which may arise -- whether they be scheduling, condition, or FHA requirements. AppraiserLoft offers the loan officer possible solutions aimed at resolving any of the inevitable difficulties that arise during the appraisal process - typically without any need for the appraiser to become involved. The AppraiserLoft system eliminates the need for the appraiser to respond to those frequent telephone calls from anxious clients looking for status updates, or assurance that the subject property will "make value".


At AppraiserLoft, the entire order process is administered through the AppraiserLoft website. Appraisers have no direct contact with loan officers. There is no lender pressure, and none of the hassles typically associated with overly demanding clients mortgage lending clients.

AppraiserLoft is staffed by experts trained in both the mortgage lending and appraisal processes. An experienced, professional, Certified Residential Appraiser is always available and ready to respond to any situation that requires a higher level of expertise.

Most issues can be resolved by the AppraiserLoft staff with little or no involvement from the appraiser. AppraiserLoft eliminates the all too common demands from inexperienced or unethical loan officers that put the appraiser in the position of having to violate the standards of professional appraisal practice in order or risk loosing a client.


AppraiserLoft allows appraisers to receive appraisal orders from clients all over the country without burdensome commitments, advertising and marketing costs, or membership fees. Join now and instantly expand your client base to include thousands of loan officers nationwide. Assignments are offered based on their geographical proximity to your office, as well as professional performance. AppraiserLoft sends you notification via email and text message when an appraisal assignment is available in your area. You choose only those assignments that your current workload and schedule will allow you to complete. AppraiserLoft does not pressure its appraisers to accept unwanted assignments. Likewise, AppraiserLoft does not allow appraisers to take on excessive work loads at the expense of other AppraiserLoft appraisers in the subject market.


As a professional appraiser you are undoubtedly aware that most appraisers must devote a significant percentage of their time to collecting payment from clients who do not wish to pay for the services they have ordered. This time away from productive appraisal assignments, the costs of bounced checks and credit card processing fees, as well as the ever increasing marketing time and expense it takes to maintain market share in a crowded profession, are making it more and more difficult for many appraisers to earn a comfortable living. AppraiserLoft offers a flexible way to supplement the income from their appraisal practice without expense or risk. AppraiserLoft can be a useful source of extra work during slow periods or to help keep idle staff occupied. AppraiserLoft provides guaranteed payment on a competitive fee schedule. Our formula is simple, you provide high quality real estate appraisals in a timely and professional manner, and we pay you for those services.


You do not have to pay AppraiserLoft anything to begin receiving orders, but you do have to sign up. Our online application process is simple, straightforward, and quick.

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