United States Appraisals has announced that Richard Garrie has been named Chief Appraiser. Richard has over seventeen years of residential valuation experience, including eight years as a branch manager for Forsythe Appraisals LLC. Richard adds seasoned industry experience to the senior management team of United States Appraisals, directing its team of internal review appraisers and maintaining appraisal compliance in the face of rapidly changing mortgage regulations.
"Our internal review appraisers manually review every appraisal to ensure underwriter-ready reports are delivered to our clients," said company president Aaron Fowler. "Our rapid expansion and future growth plans created the need for additional leadership for our review appraisers and another industry veteran for our senior management team. Richard has a great background in team building and provides us with a wealth of knowledge in appraisal quality and compliance."
In addition to Richard's experience at Forsythe Appraisals, he spent seven years as a senior appraiser with Ritter Appraisals, was a staff appraiser in the Cass County MO Assessor's Office and briefly operated his own appraisal company. Richard was the first appraiser in the country certified to produce the Collateral Valuation Report (CVR) and is a certified CVR instructor.
"United States Appraisals impressed me with their total commitment to quality, service and compliance," stated Garrie. "They have a great reputation in the industry for treating appraisers with respect, paying above market fees and paying promptly. I am excited to join a growing company that is committed to the right business principles."