""Valuation Partners, LLC"":http://www.valuationpartners.com/, a national real estate valuations provider based in Sugar Land, Texas, recently[IMAGE]
announced that it is providing Appraiser Proximity Certifications on all new orders that provide proof that the appraiser chosen for a specific job has the local knowledge and expertise to complete the assignment.
Through the use of geo-coding technology, each Appraiser Proximity Certification includes an automatically gener-[COLUMN_BREAK]
ated map showing the location of both the subject property and the appraiser's place of business. And prior to accepting the order, the appraiser is required to acknowledge that the distance between his or her office and the property is correct.
This, Valuation Partners said, helps ensure that the appraiser has sufficient knowledge of the area to provide an accurate valuation.
""In the current environment, we believe it's extremely important to fully certify the local expertise of our fee appraisers,"" said Bill Fall, CEO of Valuation Partners. ""Our Appraiser Proximity Certifications will provide lenders extra piece of mind and assurance that the right expert is on the job.""
Valuation Partners provides vendor management, appraisal reviews, collateral assessment, broker price opinions, and appraiser-assisted product to the mortgage industry. The company is a subsidiary of the ""William Fall Group"":http://www.williamfallgroup.com/ and has access to 10,000 independent fee appraisers nationwide as well as 175 staff appraisers at WFG, the William Fall Group's staff appraiser division.