Home appraisals are a vital for the mortgage lending industry, so much so that the entire US Real Estate Appraisal industry is valued at $8 billion. Home appraisals are important because they paint an unbiased picture of the actual worth of a house in the fair market and requires a lot of training and deduction skills through licensed individuals. Professional mortgage support services are, therefore, needed to ensure the home seller, the homebuyer, and the mortgage lender knows the true value of the real estate property.
Flatworld Solutions is among the leading provider of mortgage appraisal support services in India that has years of experience in liaising with professional appraisers and providing the right kind of mortgage appraisal support required for a pre-defined loan amount and loan-to-value ratio. We save mortgage lenders and brokers time and effort by directly dealing with your mortgage appraiser, while ensuring strict quality control over the appraisal for accuracy. Our offshore mortgage appraisal support services go beyond the usual form filling and help you ask the tough questions. If a property value is increasing gradually, we help you find out if this increase is sustainable. For each project, we begin afresh by re-examining your market so as to refrain from defensive appraising and give you all the support you need by providing value-added assistance for mortgage appraisal.
Mortgage Outsourcing Benefits
Our Mortgage Appraisal Support Services
New real estate regulations place a broader emphasis on home appraisal compliance, and violations can easily lead to stiff penalties. We believe that our back-office services for mortgage appraisals can help mortgage bankers take a proactive approach and develop a compliant and extremely successful appraisal process from scratch. Our mortgage appraisal support services include -
Mortgage Appraisal Ordering
Every mortgage underwriting department must deal with a huge roster of title appraisal companies and independent appraisers as a part of their mortgage process. Appointments also need to be set by the homeowner so that the appraisers can examine and photograph the property within a short time. It takes a well-coordinated support system to ensure that the appraisals are being ordered and reports are being sent back on time by the appraisers.
With a team of back-office experts well-versed in the mortgage appraisal process, we can order appraisals from the appraisers who can do your work within a few minutes of receiving your request or from your lenders. Our team regularly follows-up with the appraisers to ensure everything goes according to plan and the scheduling, inspection, and reporting on the property's appraisal gets completed within a short turnaround time.
Mortgage Appraisal Review
Under our mortgage appraisal review support services, when we receive the report from the appraisers, we review it while checking for accuracy, compliance (both UAD and USPAD), consistency, and overall thoroughness. This is where our experience in the mortgage field shines through, as having been the partner of choice for several mortgage brokers and lenders in providing affordable mortgage appraisal support services, we know exactly what to look for in an appraisal report. We ensure every potential issue is potted and brought to your attention before the things move forward, while also providing you with a clear analysis of the factors which we believe are influencing the appraisal value.
Broker Pricing Opinion
In cases where lenders or brokers require a quick and professional valuation of the property and do not have time for an appraisal report, we can help provide them with insightful Broker Price Opinions (BPO) which in turn can help them determine the property value. The following services are included as part of our pricing opinion services -
Exterior inspection report
Property condition description report
Property and street pictures
Property value estimate (30,90,120-day marketing times)
Neighborhood listings report
Satellite and location map
Comparative Market Analysis
When you outsource mortgage appraisal support to FWS, we also provide extremely professional comparative market analysis (CMA) services to quickly and accurately determine the listing price for the property. Our services include -
Interior and exterior property description
Property pictures and interior photographs
Itemized list of repairs and estimate cost of repair
Homeowner association details
Listing of all properties sold in the vicinity
Active listings for properties on sale in the vicinity
Fannie Mae Appraisal Reports
All our appraisal reports are in strict adherence to government laws and regulations, as well as in conformance with HUD/Fannie Mae guidelines. Some of the many reports we can help you generate include -
Two-to Four-Unit Residential Appraisal Field Review Report
What Sets Our Mortgage Appraisal Support Apart?
Flatworld, a pioneer mortgage appraisal support company, offers end-to-end appraisal support services for mortgage lenders that cover a wide range of functions including processing related services and appraisal title checks amongst others. Our team of highly skilled individuals helps you make informed decisions and provide complete validation, evaluation, and review for the appraisal process. Our skills ensure the final appraisal report of value covers the following aspects correctly -
Size and overall condition of the property in question
We leave behind comments about serious structural problems such as problems with foundations, basements, improper roofing, broken doors, and windows, etc. for you to go through
Permanent fixtures such as lights, fans, and plumbing are checked as per the report and verified
Home renovations such as kitchens, bathrooms, or new flooring are mentioned separately so that they can be easily referred to during the appraisal process
We also leave comments about the vicinity of the property and include both positive and negative local features
A detailed current market analysis is provided which includes recent sales in the same area, and other comparable homes
Our Mortgage Appraisal Support Process
We understand the amount of workload that our clients have, and therefore when outsourcing mortgage appraisal support services to us, we ensure simplicity and compliance are always maintained so that you have very less to do while leaving the process to our experienced professionals. Our mortgage appraisal process includes -
You raise an appraisal request through our portal, which is readily available 24/7
We open a bidding session for all the appraisers who have been earmarked by you
The winning appraiser is selected based on your pre-mentioned criteria
The appraiser is contacted on your behalf and explained each and every requirement carefully
Throughout the process, we monitor the appraiser and ensure all their requirements are met so
that they can provide the report as soon as possible
Our team of experienced mortgage professionals ensures that the appraisal report is 100
percent compliant and includes all the details requested by you
Benefits of Outsourcing Mortgage Appraisal Support Services to FWS
Now more than ever, mortgage lenders need to focus on their key deliverables to compete in the cutthroat mortgage world, while sticking to regulations and byelaws which change year upon year. When you outsource mortgage appraisal support services to us, we help you benefit from the following -
Save Time and Money - Finding an appraiser is not an easy task, and the time spent on finding, hiring, and making sure the appraiser is compliant with your requirements could easily be spent elsewhere. Partnering with Flatworld can help you access a pool of trained and trusted mortgage appraisal experts, we have worked with previously, ensuring you save time as well as the financial resources which would have been spent otherwise.
Clear Your Firm's Work Pipeline - Our streamlined and always-online delivery system ensures you are always on top of your mortgage appraisal process. Ensuring that you and your team is always informed in the matters helps clear the mental fog that comes with trying to manage time-consuming backend processes such as this. Outsourcing to us allows you to focus on the core functions of your business as well.
Always Remain in Compliance - More than three-fourths of US-based mortgage lenders cite compliance as their top concern when it comes to providing quick and efficient customer service. New rules are often issued by the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) and the FDIC (Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) which have a significant impact on how lenders ply their business. By partnering with us, compliance becomes a headache of the past, as we always ensure that we remain up-to-date with the latest policy changes and how they affect our appraisal services.
Extravagant Security Measures - If you have ever wondered about the confidentiality and privacy of your customer's data, then worry not. Our state of the art infrastructure ensures all the security measures are taken care of and the confidentiality of your customers is always retained.
Choose Flatworld Solutions for Mortgage Appraisal Support Services
When you outsource appraisal quality control support to us, you are assured of the best appraisals delivered in the quickest time possible. Moreover, you can free up your internal resources to focus on your core business activities and grow your business. Our mortgage services are custom-tuned as per your requirements and budget, and we promise 100% compliance with all US and UK mortgage lending laws.
Contact us and see how Flatworld can offer you support for appraisal ordering and quality control processes.