Appraisers, Underwriters, and AMCs: Bridging the Gap is a unique class because of how it came to be and its intended audience. The class was suggested by leadership of a large residential mortgage lender for their underwriting staff. About the same time, an AMC’s staff also expressed interest in this type of learning environment. Brightpath was asked to put together a class that addresses common areas of misunderstanding or miscommunication between the underwriters and appraisers.
The course is designed for appraisers as a 7-hour continuing education class. However, underwriters will also be invited to attend to join in the discussion. The goal is to present accurate, timely, and useful information to appraisers in an effort to increase appraisal knowledge and overall competency as well as to inform any underwriters or AMC staff of how appraisers do things.