Dear Real Estate Lender:

The processing and reviewing of appraisals for real estate lending can complex and inefficient.  My specialty is performing commercial appraisal reviews exclusively for financial institutions.  Typically, I am utilized as an independent resource when a bank either lacks the in-house expertise, or their staff is temporarily overburdened.  My clients include community, regional and national market banks.

Qualifications include:  Thirty-seven years as chief appraiser with a Midwest regional bank, past national president of the Appraisal Institute (1995), past USPAP instructor, and author of “Appraising the Appraisal:  The Art of Appraisal Review,” seminars, and numerous articles for the Appraisal Journal, as well as, banking journals.  State appraiser licenses include AZ, CA, IL, IN and WI.

If you have any need for independent review services please contact me via phone or email.  I would be pleased to chat with you to discuss references, fees, turn-around time, etc.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Richard C. Sorenson, MAI
Appraisal Management Consultants