Staff Appraiser Job Description

Staff Appraiser Job Description

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Staff appraiser provides insight and technical interpretations of real estate market conditions and trends to management.

Staff Appraiser Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Point of contact for complex transactional escalations for internal staff with vendors
Maintain a thorough understanding of all compliance & risk related topics outlined by regulatory authorities
Inspecting properties and completion of residential appraisals on FNMA forms
Assist management with inquiries that require the appraiser’s market expertise
Attending training and other related required events
Gathers, verifies and analyzes data on residential properties including, but not limited to, measuring structures, physically inspecting the exterior and interior of buildings, photographing property, analysis of market sales and noting architectural quality and intended use of the property
Determines fair market value using generally accepted appraisal practice concepts as outlined in USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) on all residential type properties
When requested by its clients, it defends and supports valuation work by providing additional documentation/narrative in a timely fashion
Reads and interprets plats, maps, deeds, blueprints, and other similar documents
Creates reports, queries and other statistical data to support value as outlined in appraisal manuals

Staff Appraiser Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Staff Appraiser

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Education for Staff Appraiser

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Employers hiring for the staff appraiser job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Education, Accounting, Automotive, Applied Science, Technical, Associates, Business/Administration, Business, Graduate Education

Skills for Staff Appraiser

Desired skills for staff appraiser include:

USPAP and secondary market requirements regarding real estate appraisals
Internet search skills
Microsoft Office products
Appraisal methods
Appraisal software and the ability to operate standard office equipment
Building standards
Land appraisal and building cost estimating methods
Math skills
Methods
Real estate market

Desired experience for staff appraiser includes:

Accurately completes a variety of residential appraisal products in a timely manner while successfully interacting and providing ongoing updates to various departments within the valuation organization and others involved in the valuation process
Conducts oneself in a professional manner and maintains a professional demeanor and image (attire) representing the company in a very positive manner to our clients
Keeps current with and adheres to company guidelines, order/client guidelines, secondary market requirements and regulatory changes
Ensure accurate, timely computation of monthly incentives for the staff appraiser team
Oversee the office supply ordering process for staff appraisers
Provide coaching, training and mentoring to direct reports

Staff Appraiser Examples

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Staff Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a staff appraiser. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for staff appraiser
  • Oversee or complete special projects and all others duties as assigned
  • Compose detailed letters for State complaints
  • Rebuttal review
  • Accurately completes a variety of residential appraisal products in a timely manner while successfully interacting and providing ongoing updates to various departments within CLVS and others involved in the valuation process
  • Effectively manage an agreed-upon work schedule to meet client service levels and production goals
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner and maintains a professional demeanor and image (attire) representing CLVS in a very positive manner to our clients
  • Keeps current with and adheres to CLVS guidelines, order/client guidelines, secondary market requirements and regulatory changes
  • Responsible for preparing, maintaining and reviewing construction loan disbursement reports and funding spreadsheets for in-house inspections those prepared by outside engineer consultants
  • Candidate will be able to work remotely anywhere in the U.S
  • Maintain a state certification in good standing in order to perform the duties of an appraiser
Qualifications for staff appraiser
  • 1 year internal appraisal review experience
  • A current working knowledge and understanding of bank activities, operation, and functions
  • Basic knowledge of all internal bank operating systems (Mortrac, Loantrac, PeopleSoft) is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend appraisal reports
  • Complete real estate appraisals that are compliant with Federal and State laws, being done in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • Must be a current state certified appraiser
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Staff Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff appraiser. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff appraiser
  • Responsible for determining validity in various Valuation reports such as appraisals (traditional/hybrid/alternative), Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s), Automated Valuation Models (AVM’s) and other Valuation products
  • Responsible for completing desktop/hybrid valuation reports in the states where they are licensed/certified when necessary
  • Bid, order and review commercial real estate appraisals on commercial and residential loans
  • Render opinions on the quality and reliability of new and existing file appraisals per policy guidelines, and provide opinions as to the quality and marketability of loan collateral
  • Assist in maintaining bank databases on property transactions and trends
  • Assist in underwriting environmental due diligence for commercial loans
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and bank policy
  • Partner with lenders and credit managers in order to provide high-quality consultation for informed and prudent loan decisions
  • Conduct residential property inspections with Supervising Appraiser
  • Data entry for appraisal reports
Qualifications for staff appraiser
  • Demonstrate solid analytical skills in order to review data, draw sound conclusions, and summarize results in a clear and coherent manner
  • Have access to the relevant databases to properly prepare an appraisal
  • Have a computer, printer, Internet access, email, and cell phone
  • Possess good verbal and written techniques
  • Maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record at all times
  • Have no driving restrictions
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Staff Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff appraiser. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff appraiser
  • Conducting data analysis and market research needed for appraisal reports and market knowledge
  • Coordinate communication on appraisal orders through multiple platforms and formats
  • Coordinate residential property inspections for Trainee and the Supervising Appraiser
  • Researching and utilizing proprietary and third party technology resources to ensure proficiency and accuracy of the appraisal process for the Trainee and Supervising appraiser
  • Provide written analysis as requested
  • Schedule appraisals
  • Ensure appraisals are procured, documented and processed in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, USPAP, FIRREA, HVCC requirements and company regulations
  • Maintain and improve the company's appraisal quality and production
  • Maintain any licenses or state certifications needed
  • Review and analyze appraisal reports of outside fee vendors for efficacy of their value conclusions, adherence to technical appraisal theory and methodology governing residential real estate, and adherence to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Qualifications for staff appraiser
  • Pass a criminal background and motor vehicle record check
  • The Senior Staff Appraiser position requires an appraisal License/Certification
  • 2 years internal appraisal review experience
  • Solid current working knowledge and understanding of bank activities, operation, and functions
  • Twin Cities, MN
  • San Antonio, Houston,TX
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Staff Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of staff appraiser. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for staff appraiser
  • Process appraisal requests and customer billing to ensure that the skill level of outside fee appraisers is sufficient and that the fee quotes are reasonable
  • Search, set-up and review of new appraisal firms for residential Real Estate for new territories which the bank has expanded into
  • Perform appraisals for various departments within the bank, including the residential loan department for Quality Control Purposes and validation of AVM samples
  • Making sure that client instructions are current and meet the client needs
  • Supervise commercial and residential review appraisal staff
  • Assistant to Department Manager in all responsibilities, specifically when the Department Manager is not in the office
  • Assist in the implementation and administration of Appraisal Guidelines, policies and procedures for residential and commercial appraisals
  • Maintain contact with various departments to monitor the pipeline of appraisals and resolve problems relative to requests and review of appraisals
  • Oversee appraisal requests to ensure that the skill level outside fee appraisers is sufficient and that the fee quotes are reasonable
  • Direct administrative personnel relating to the processing and tracking of appraisal requests and maintaining appraisal files
Qualifications for staff appraiser
  • Retain current state certified appraiser status at all times
  • Good work ethic and committed to winning
  • Provide great client service
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology and software
  • Already has a trainee license or is currently in the process of obtaining their trainee license
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain the minimum production standards for trainees as outlined in the compensation plan
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Staff Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of staff appraiser. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for staff appraiser
  • Prepare performance appraisals for staff members
  • Timely and accurate completion of all Job Responsibilities with an emphasis on Appraisal Valuations
  • Completion of Desktop and Field research as associated with Appraisal Valuation Reviews and repurchase demands
  • Responsible for the communication of all process milestones in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with operations and management to evaluate and recommend Client Specific Underwriting Guideline modification
  • Identify and escalate critical quality related client concerns and/or property issues to operation staff and management
  • Identify and escalate critical service related client concerns and/or outdated/incomplete order information to operation staff and management
  • Undergo training, periodic testing and continued education as deemed necessary to maintain licensure and improve skill set
  • Meet / exceed monthly minimum production requirements as assigned
  • Meet all client and company Service Level Agreements
Qualifications for staff appraiser
  • High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of three years' experience appraising residential properties
  • 5+ years of experience in the valuation of commercial real estate
  • State General Appraiser Certification (MO, KS, or IL preferred)
  • MAI or other real estate designations preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, finance, accounting or similar field
  • Strong preference will be given to those with prior bank appraisal review experience who are familiar with bank regulatory requirements

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