Communications Log for every order.

Tracks all activity and messaging on an appraisal order. Log is printable in case of audit to show that no appraiser influence occurred.

Ability to email appraisal to borrower on completion.

Allows lender to email copy of completed appraisal. This fits the requirement to provide the borrower with a copy of the appraisal at least 3 days prior to closing. Tracks when the appraisal is emailed and when the borrower clicked the link to view the appraisal.

Organized setup for lenders, mortgage loan originators and appraisers.

For use with organizations that want mortgage loan originators to order the appraisal process and get the appraisal back without appraiser influence.

  • Appraisal Firewall Enterprise Edition brings increased accessibility to mortgage lenders and real estate appraisers by expanding to tablets and smart phones. The Enterprise Edition is available on any device: from desktop to tablet to smart phone. We set out building it with the goal that the Appraisal Firewall real estate appraisal software should provide lenders and appraisers with the same experience on the tablet as the desktop. By encompassing all devices, we have increased access and communication capabilities: no matter where you are, you can utilize the powerful computing capabilities and internet access that modern mobile devices provide.
  • Protect your mortgage lending business further with double-blind communications that are tracked in every order and presented in an easy-to-understand format that you can download and print.
  • We have recently implemented the use of RealView Automated QC Appraisal Reviews. This technology has been provided by Mercury Network. Having this integration has helped our staff to streamline our QC process and allows the ability to have customized checklists developed that pertain to your specific lending needs. This customization also lets our staff know what to look for on your appraisal orders to insure that you are receiving what you need in the most efficient manner possible. Please contact our office if you have an interest is customizing the QC checklist.
  • Customer Service is our number one goal at Star Appraisal. Our staff is dedicated to providing customer service that is a cut above the rest. We value your feedback and strive to make your experience with STAR Appraisal a positive one.

Overview

Appraisal Firewall is a secure, web-based real estate appraisal ordering solution that enables lenders to manage their own appraisal process. With Appraisal Firewall, lenders work directly with their known and trusted appraisers for quality appraisals.

Appraisal Firewall is a complete regulatory compliance solution: every appraisal delivered complies with all regulatory appraisal requirements.

Appraisal Firewall puts lenders in complete control of their real estate appraisal process. Lenders load their list of mortgage department users and their list of appraisers into the system and they are able to communicate freely as orders progress.

Appraisal Firewall was developed to meet HVCC/Dodd-Frank and CFPB guidelines, so the identity of each party in the system is withheld in what we refer to as blind communication. After the appraisal has been delivered, your team can print the Appraisal Independence Report (AIR) that comes with every order to prove there was no inappropriate communication or appraiser influence.


 

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Star Appraisal Management Co. is a division of Credit Information Systems. At Star Appraisal Management Co., we ensure our appraisers possess the geographic and product competence required to deliver accurate and timely appraisal reports. Our customers are loyal to us because quality and personal attention is given to every step of our operation. Star Appraisal Management Co. provides a safe harbor for your organization by establishing a firewall between loan production and the appraisal function, compliance with the Frank-Dodd Act, while keeping the appraiser free from any coercion. Our flexibility allows you to create a panel of appraisers that you know and trust, or we can assist you in finding a qualified appraiser in a less familiar market.

State AMC Registration Numbers:

Oklahoma  –  60161AMC

Nebraska – NE2012083

Iowa – 00050

Missouri – 2014009435

South Dakota – SD-1117-2015

Kansas – KS101