Incenter Offers Appraisers Self-Serve Option for RemoteVal Appraisals
By Ariana Fine
Incenter Appraisal Management is making its RemoteVal remote/desktop appraisal technology available on a self-serve basis. Appraisers will now be able to register for full access to RemoteVal for both desktop and hybrid assignments. Once they have signed up, they will be able to create job orders, complete virtual inspections and set their desired fees.
“This is a perfect time for enterprising appraisers to take control of their destinies by offering these digital services,” says Mark Walser, president of Incenter Appraisal Management. “In today’s competitive environment, mortgage lenders are seeking new ways to improve their responsiveness to borrowers, and many want appraisers who use these time-saving technologies. Those early adopters who can meet lenders’ needs now will be well-positioned when the mortgage market heats up again.”
The new self-managed option enables appraisers to save gas and travel time while still fully controlling virtual appraisal inspections from their desks, with no need for third-party data.
Looking remotely through the smartphone camera of an onsite contact, such as a realtor or homeowner, appraisers can scan a property live; remotely capture geographically-verified, time-stamped photos and HD-quality videos for their workfiles; automatically generate detailed, highly accurate floor plans; and instantly download photos and measurement data to import into their industry standard software.
Applications for these self-serve capabilities include home equity lending, mortgage originations and refinancing, disaster inspections, 1004Ds, and loan modifications/foreclosures for applicable lending scenarios in both GSE and private lending.