DART APPRAISAL INTRODUCES DARTTRACKER PLUS APPRAISAL TRACKING SYSTEM

Troy, MI, December 17, 2009 - As part of ongoing commitment to technological innovation and client service, Dart Appraisal today introduced the DartTracker Plus™, appraisal tracking system. The new online tool allows clients to visually track all of their appraisal orders on one screen as they move through a six-step pipeline before final delivery.

Located within the Client Center of the Dart Appraisal Web site, DartTracker Plus™, is easy to navigate, displaying a pipeline view of all active appraisal orders and their status at a glance. The six stages include Received, Accepted, Scheduling, Appointment Set, Inspected and Quality, with Addendums as needed and an additional Totals column to tally the active orders. Users simply click any stage to view the details of each individual order. The innovative tracking system also displays alerts at each stage to notify clients of any action required to move the order forward.

"We recognize that turnaround time for appraisal orders is a key factor in successful loan processing," said Darton Case,  chief executive officer of Dart Appraisal. "The ability to track multiple orders and determine the status of each within seconds truly increases productivity for our clients. With DartTracker Plus™, clients can view up-to-date status reports, any time of day or night, as well as address any factors that may delay their orders.

"DartTracker Plus™, is just the latest example of our commitment to innovative technology," Case added. "As part of the company's overall strategic plan, we are developing products that will help to streamline loan processing. We plan to expand our order tracking technology to include more tools for our appraiser network in the near future, completing the circle of communication and further enhancing our productivity and service."

Dart Appraisal also offers DartTracker™, an online tool used to track the status of a single appraisal order. DartTracker can be used without any user log-in or password, and is easily found on the Home page of the Dart Appraisal Web site. Using the client loan or case number, or the street address of the appraisal order, clients can instantly track one order.

DartTracker™, and DartTracker Plus™, are exclusive appraisal tracking systems from Dart Appraisal, a leading independent provider of nationwide residential real estate valuations.