Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal arena. On January 31st, 2017, Fannie Mae announced some changes effective immediately. The appraisal changes that were announced involve comparable sales in new projects or subdivisions. Prior requirements stated the appraisal must include at least one… Read more »
VMG is pleased to announce great news for residential real estate appraisers. Fannie Mae is presenting a free webinar just for appraisers. Mark your calendars for February 22, 2017, 11 AM EST. Register for the event by CLICKING HERE! Registration is limited, so register today. Julie Jones, Fannie Mae Credit Risk Analyst will be the… Read more »
Valuation Management Group, as an appraisal management services company, deals with many unique appraisal issues and methodologies. As our quality assurance appraisal reviewers notice areas of interest, we strive to share the industry information with our clients and appraisers to keep everyone informed. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) states in Standards Rule… Read more »
Valuation Management Group is proud to announce we will be co-hosting a Fannie Mae Webinar for appraisers about Collateral Underwriter. The goal of the webinar is for appraisers to gain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to dispel common appraisal myths and to improve communication. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie Mae Credit Risk… Read more »
Many Valuation Management Group clients utilize Ellie Mae’s Encompass Loan Origination System (LOS) and may not be utilizing the system to order their appraisals. VMG has had integration with the Encompass system for over a year. By utilizing the Encompass/VMG integration to order their appraisals, the client improves efficiencies, saves times, eliminates errors, has real… Read more »
Valuation Management Group serves as an appraisal management services company dealing with many unique appraisal issues and methodologies. As our quality assurance appraisal reviewers notice areas of interest, we strive to share these points of interest with our clients and appraisers to keep everyone informed. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) state in… Read more »
Valuation Management Group as part of our appraisal management services strives to write on subjects of interest to our clients, their borrowers and appraisers. Usually the discussions are about what can be done to increase a home’s value, but there are many items that can decrease a home’s value. Our list is not all inclusive… Read more »
Valuation Management Group recently held staff training on cyber security. The risky emails of recent appear to be more legitimate therefore making additional training timely. On average, over 50% of email received is spam based on Kaspersky statistics report Q1 2016. The United States is leading the way as the largest country/source of spam, producing… Read more »
Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to keep our partners updated on industry related issues. On November 23, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the maximum base conforming loan limits will increase for the first time since the housing crisis that began in 2006. For most of… Read more »
The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) can be considered the quality control standards applicable for real property, personal property, intangible assets, and business valuation appraisal analysis and reports in the United States and its territories. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) develops, interprets and amends the USPAP and, as such, is currently considering changes… Read more »
VMG, I wanted to contact you to let you know I am very happy with the people you have working there. When I had any question, the response time was so short. I am impressed by the level of service your company has given to me, the appraiser.
The VMG staff is very professional, available, and responsive whenever information is needed for an appraisal assignment. In addition, their prompt payment of invoices helps make doing business with them a pleasure.
My experience and business relationship with VMG has been a pleasant one. The professionalism of managers & reviewers that I have dealt with during my time doing business with VMG has been superb. I believe their reputation and ways of conducting business calls for the very best of an appraiser which in return produces quality work from their selected appraisers.
The appraiser panel is very helpful because we like to use people who are familiar with us and us with them. That is definitely a benefit of using VMG. We also like the ease of doing our appraisals through VMG. Everything from ordering on their website to the speed and efficiency of getting the appraisal back makes it nice. And we like it that the reviewers are very experienced.
South Carolina Client
Of all of the AMC’s I deal with, Valuation Management Group is by far the most efficient, communicative and professional above the rest. The staff at Valuation is very helpful in reviewing and expediting orders. The fees are customary for our market area and payment is made on a scheduled time frame. I highly recommend them to any appraisal firm or client.