The Wagner Difference

MORTGAGE and LENDING APPRAISAL SERVICES

A LIST OF REASONS WHY A. L. WAGNER APPRAISAL GROUP IS ONE OF THE PREMIER RESIDENTIAL APPRAISAL COMPANIES IN OUR MARKET AREA

NOTE : If you are thinking of ordering an appraisal for financing purposes, please consult with your lender first. Federal law dictates that banks must order the appraisal - not the borrower.

 WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US FROM OUR COMPETITION?

  1. Portfolio of services offered
    1. For over 45 years, local and national banks and lenders have relied on Wagner to provide high quality and honest and ethical appraisal and review services.

                                                               i.      Detached homes

                                                             ii.      Condominums

                                                            iii.      Townhomes

                                                           iv.      Duplexes

                                                             v.      Two to Four unit properties

                                                           vi.      Apartment Buildings over 4-units

                                                          vii.      Mixed-use properties

                                                        viii.      Unique and Complex residential properties

                                                           ix.      High Value properties

                                                             x.      Vacant Land Appraisals

                                                           xi.      Small Commercial and Industrial

                                                          xii.      Foreclosure/REO

                                                        xiii.      Trusts

 

  1. Reasonable timeliness
    1. All mortgage appraisal requests, the initial contact is attempted within 24 hours.
    2. After a mutually agreeable inspection time/date, mortgage appraisals are returned to client within a reasonable amount of time, typically 2 to 4 business days after inspection.
    3. Delays are communicated to the client.

 

  1. Experience of appraisers
    1. We employ a staff of contract appraisers, in addition to staff appraisers and the principal partners. Appraisals are assigned based upon the complexity of the assignment and the location of the property.

                                                             i.      Chip Wagner 25+ years (full time since 1990, first appraisal in 1984)

 

  1. Market Inventory Supply Studies
    1. Regional Market Data published free to press, clients and referral sources
    2. Used to enhance accuracy of our appraisals
    3. Quoted in local press over 45 times since 2006 (Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, Daily Herald, CNN/Money, WSJ)
    4. None of our local competitors offer anything similar

 

  1. Corporate-acceptable presence during inspection
    1. Clients are treated with respect
    2. Business-casual attire is mandatory dress while the competition is often seen in t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, and even shorts and flip-flops.

 

  1. Communication with Clients
    1. Full-time office staff to accommodate client telephone requests during regular business hours.
    2. On-line appraisal ordering, tracking and delivery
    3. ETrac system implemented to allow seamless communication between management, appraiser contractors, and clients if they so choose to subscribe.

 

  1. Peer Real Estate and Relocation Community Involvement
    1. REALTORS Wagner has conducted training and presentations to over 1,000 Realtors in 2006.

                                                               i.      Take time away from our business to present at office meetings

                                                             ii.      Allows us to learn from real estate sales professionals

                                                            iii.      Teaches real estate sales professionals more about valuation and inventory analysis.

    1. Appraisers Wagner is actively involved in many formal and informal groups which presents opportunities to continue professional development and keep track of industry trends and peer appraisers.

                                                               i.      Appraisal Institute

                                                             ii.      National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers

                                                            iii.      Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC)

                                                           iv.      Chamber of Commerce

NOTE : If you are thinking of ordering an appraisal for financing purposes, please consult with your lender first. Federal law dictates that banks must order the appraisal - not the borrower.