With branch offices strategically located in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., First American has its appraisal staff positioned to assist in key markets. Pairing our 80 years of experience in high-quality residential appraisals with the market expertise of local appraisers, we have the means to deliver faster turnaround times while providing unrivaled quality and accuracy.
For over 30 years, First American has managed residential appraisals, delivering sound results and greater efficiencies for lenders. We oversee a nationwide network of over 11,000 pre-qualified, credentialed appraisers that cover 100% of the U.S. and offer comprehensive quality control programs to meet varied collateral underwriting policies and demands.
While we’re proud to offer a fully integrated suite of products and services for valuations, we strive to make these products and services fit seamlessly into our clients’ existing workflows. Our products and services are integrated with leading third-party software, so our clients can order valuations within their existing workflow systems and improve efficiency.
myFirstAm for residential mortgage transactions is your end-to-end technology resource portal. From one secure system, you can order, review property valuations and receive notifications. In addition, you can create an account online and customize notifications to meet your needs.
In need of a property inspection for a lending decision or to assess properties that may be impacted by a natural disaster? First American offers comprehensive inspection services that leverage mobile-enabled data capture technology, unrivaled quality control and expedient turn times to accelerate completion timelines. Inspections are completed by our qualified appraisers, ensuring you have a compliant and accurate picture of the condition of the subject property.
Technology-driven products alone, such as an AVM, are not always sufficient to meet requirements when making lending decisions. First American’s Fusion Valuation Reports combine desktop appraisal techniques with exterior and/or interior inspections to provide the right blend of information and property conditions, alongside value verification, for mortgage loan valuation or default servicing assignment. These configurable reports deliver turn-times five days faster than standard appraisals — and ensure compliance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines.
Leverage the skills of certified real estate appraisers and local market data to get a well-informed opinion on whether estimated valuations are supported or more due diligence is needed to avoid risk. Our nationwide network and expertise allow you to direct the scope of work to align with your concerns and unique requirements.