North Providence, RI (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
George K. Demopulos, RA, SRA, President and Chief Corporate Appraiser of Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services and Jennifer Schnell, SRA, Senior Review Appraiser of Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services, are pleased to announce they will be speaking as part of a 2-hour, highly informative webinar hosted by the Appraisal Institute on December 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). The national webinar panel consists of 5 presenters who will discuss the various benefits of working with an AMC (Appraisal Management Company).
The webinar, titled “Working with an AMC: Finding Common Ground,” will provide an in-depth analysis of the many regulations which affect the appraisal industry, specifically as they pertain to the Dodd-Frank Act and its impact on appraisal management companies. The webinar will discuss both the AMC structure, operations and review process, as well as the AMC’s responsibility to a client; an independent appraiser's responsibilities to a client and an AMC; and the value of working with an AMC to handle increased client requirements. The webinar will also provide discussion about how AMCs can help educate, advocate for and improve relations with appraisers. Specific topics to be presented on are: The history of AMCs, The AMC Review Process, How to deal with underwriting requirements, AMCs - friends or foes, and Blacklisting.
Speaker Jennifer Schnell, SRA, Senior Review Appraiser of Lincoln Appraisal and Settlement Services, is a Certified Residential Appraiser and has been appraising since 1996. Jennifer joined Lincoln as a staff review appraiser after having worked with Lincoln for a number of years as an independent fee contractor. Jennifer lives and works in Rhode Island and serves as a Board Member on the Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
Speaker and moderator George K. Demopulos, RA, SRA, is one of the founding partners of Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services (LASS) and Lincoln Abstract & Settlement Services based in Providence, RI. With over 20 years in the appraisal profession, he is a Certified Residential Appraiser in 5 New England states and has extensive appraisal experience in all aspects of appraising including: Retail, REO/Foreclosure, Complex Properties, Field and Desk Reviews, and Appraisal Compliance.
“In order to successfully work together, appraisers and AMCs must maintain a strong relationship with their clients and with each other,” stated Demopulos, of Lincoln Appraisal. “This webinar aims to inspire appraisers, AMCs and other members of the appraisal industry to focus on working together rather than against each other.”
The Appraisal Institute is an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers, consisting of nearly 23,000 members in nearly 60 countries worldwide. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. For additional information on the above mentioned webinar, visit http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/webinars.aspx.
About Lincoln Appraisal
Founded in 1998, Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services, headquartered in North Providence, RI, is a national Appraisal Management (AMC) and Settlement Services Company. Lincoln Appraisal provides a full suite of residential, commercial, and specialized appraisal services to the real estate industry throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.LincolnAppraisal.com.