Nations Valuation Services (NVS) was established in 1989 as a part of Nations Companies, a group of national real-estate information companies. NVS is a national real-estate Appraisal Management Company (AMC) formed with the objective of providing unbiased real-estate appraisals, Broker Price Opinions, and alternative valuation products to the lending industry.
An early leader within the industry in Technology, Nations was among the first companies to have XML exchange interfaces with important technology companies like Real EC, Calyx, and Encompass. Also, the Nations Web interface for ordering, status, and custom reporting is still among the best in the AMC world.
For most modern Lenders, Security and Compliance are keys to protecting consumer’s private information, or NPPI. With the industry’s highest levels of security in place, SSAE16, Nations is able to provide 3rd party Certification for security via Grant Thornton. Also, Nations email systems, and web interfaces are encrypted with the highest levels of protection.
An AMC should be first an excellent business partner to the field appraiser, and have a history of competency for these appraisers in order to promote good service levels. The Vendor Management processes at Nations have been built over a 25 year history of nationwide Appraisal Management, and are now 25,000 vendor strong network of Appraisers with an actual track record of transactions.
Once the appraisal is back, the Quality Control measures in place after 25 years of being a national AMC help to prevent back end Lender Stips. All appraisals are sent thru risk profiling, and are scrubbed with Nations proprietary software AppraisalTRAX. Additionally, on staff Appraisers help to eliminate doubt on difficult transactions by interacting with the field Appraiser in a substantive and meaningful way. Lastly, Nations employs Platinum Data RealVIEW and collateral expert technology to review over 1300 specific data points.
To direct new Appraisers to sign up with Nations, simply go to Nations Vendor Info page! Please see our Panel Management page for information regarding signing appraisers up for Nations Panel Management services.