Dart Appraisal Grows Washington Panel to Meet Demand

February 16, 2017 - Dart Appraisal, has grown its panel of appraisers in Washington state by 15% since October 2016. Washington, and more specifically greater Seattle, has been one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country for the past year.


Dart Board Newsletter - January 2017

At Dart Appraisal, we're coming off a record year and looking forward to another year of serving our lender partners. As I'm sure is similar to most people working in the mortgage industry, we have a watchful eye on the interest rate environment, trying to anticipate what volumes will look like in 2017.


Dart Appraisal Announces Director of Production Workflow

January 19, 2017 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of Rachel Lasater to the newly-created role of Director of Production Workflow. Lasater, who previously served as Dart’s Operations Manager, has been with the company since 2003.


Article: Attracting New Career Professionals

December 2016, National Mortgage Professional Magazine - All participants in the mortgage lending industry have an interest in recruiting new talent to our respective professions and specialty areas. While the pace of new entrants to the appraisal profession has slowed in recent years, many observers feel that the availability of quality appraisers for the assignments at hand is now in balance. As a result, our ability to produce a quality work product is in no way threatened.

Regardless, from our vantage point as a fully national appraisal management company (AMC), we believe that there is a distinct possibility in the coming decade that we will not have enough experienced appraisers for the anticipated workload.


Dart Board Newsletter - December 2016

Welcome to Dart Appraisal's new Dart Board newsletter, a forum in which we will share issues we're seeing in the appraisal industry that may have an impact on our lender partners.


Dart Appraisal adds Account Executive in Michigan

December 6, 2016 - Dart Appraisal, a nationwide, independent appraisal management company (AMC), today announced the addition of Tina Manshum as an account executive covering Michigan.


Tennessee Regulator Joins Dart Appraisal QC Staff

November 8, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced that Nikole Avers, former executive director of the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission, has joined the company as a review appraiser.


Dart Appraisal Announces Integration with Calyx Point

October 6, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced an integration with CalyxSoftware’s Point/PointCentral systems. CalyxSoftware is one of the leading loan origination systems used by banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers and brokers.


Dart Appraisal Announces Two New Executives

July 28, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced the hiring of Teressa Hupfer as Vice President of Operations, and Marc Tatarcuk as Vice President of Sales.


Michael Dresden Named President of Dart Appraisal

July 12, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of Michael Dresden to president from executive vice president. The announcement was made by Darton Case, founder of Dart Appraisal. Case, who had been serving as the company’s president, will now take on the role of chief executive officer.


Article: Careful Selection of an Appraisal Management Company Partner Can Help Lenders with Regulatory Compliance

July 2016, Mortgage Compliance Magazine - The home appraisal is a key process and document in loan origination and mortgage lending. In the conduct of that assignment, the appraisal management companies that work with lenders are subject to Federal rule making subsequent to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (HR 4173) of 2010, as well as a system of state registration and regulation.

Moreover, as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has said, "supervised banks and nonbanks are expected to oversee their business relationships with service providers in a manner that ensures compliance with Federal consumer protection law," which means that these entities must have an effective process for managing the risks of service provider relationships.


Article: Work With Appraisers Who Stand Out

February 2016, Scotsman Guide - Much of an appraiser’s work is done for conventional, single-family home loans. Every now and then, however, something considered unusual comes along. Maybe it’s a vacant lot. Maybe it’s a modular or manufactured home. Maybe it’s a high-end or otherwise one-of-a-kind house.

When it’s time for a loan for a property that’s not just like the others, it’s vital to have a relationship with an appraisal management company (AMC) that, similarly, is not like the others. The appraisers should be able to step outside the cookie-cutter mold to best evaluate these unique properties, and to give their originators and lenders some peace of mind.