PCV Murcor has launched ValuationsDirect, an online appraisal ordering platform designed specifically for mortgage brokers and correspondents. The platform was built to deliver an easier, more transparent method of ordering appraisals that delivers PCV Murcor’s unmatched turn times, quality and a certification of appraiser independence.
Rare among large national valuations providers, appraisals can be ordered through ValuationsDirect with a simple credit card payment—no lengthy sign-up agreements required. Orders can be placed immediately with qualified, expert appraisers in all major U.S. markets and clients receive online, time-stamped status reports 24/7, as well as live phone support with licensed appraisers.
ValuationsDirect solves issues brokers and correspondents face. For instance, many local appraisal management companies (AMCs) provide their own individual ordering platform, but require greater oversight to ensure quality and compliance. The other option is to go to a national appraisal company, but it is often a time-consuming process to establish an account.
Appraisal reports ordered through ValuationsDirect are only sent to local appraisers who have specific expertise for similar properties in his or her market. In addition, every appraisal ordered through ValuationsDirect comes with a certificate that ensures the report qualifies for all requirements of appraiser independence.
“ValuationsDirect brings greater ease of use and transparency to the appraisal ordering process,” said Keith D. Murray, MAI, president and CEO of PCV Murcor. “While some platforms may have some of the features and functionalities that we provide with ValuationsDirect, none of them provides the transparency and quality control processes that this platform provides. Whether originators are looking for a solution to handle an appraisal outside of their market, or a full-scale platform for all their valuations, they get the solution they need in ValuationsDirect.”