The Verified Appraiser Scorecard List

As some of you may know, I was recently hired to oversee the marketing and communications efforts for Comergence.   My first order of business was to educate myself on the products and services the organization offers so I could properly extract the points that help solve our client’s and future client’s problems.  Makes sense, right?  Especially if you knew that my background is rooted in sports and entertainment so getting through the learning curve was critical.

We service a lot of people with very different roles and responsibilities here and after several lists, graphs and pictorials, enthusiastically presented by the various members of the team, I managed to make sense of it all.  Let’s not leave out my trusted research partner Google, who highlighted some misinformation about our services related to the appraiser community.   Let me take a minute to shed some clarity on our Verified Appraiser service and I’ll do so in a list, since they clearly work.

Verified Appraiser Scorecard benefits.

  • It’s INNOVATIVE! Out with the antiquated background checks that reference a point in time; we monitor the appraiser’s profile so at any time it can be shared as requested.  Anytime!   For an entire year!
  • The appraiser’s Scorecard (or their profile) meets all or most AMC and Lender policy requirements. If it’s more than good enough for the regulators, there should be zero room for rejection by an AMC or Lender.
  • If for any reason, the scorecard does not meet the requirements, tell us and if at all possible, we’ll update the Scorecard to reflect the newly required information.
  • Did you know that it provides a greater level of security for an appraiser’s personal information? Yep, does that.
  • It’s portable. There is no software to download so you can access it from anywhere on any device.
  • Includes the usual tech friendly stuff; automated application and renewal reminders, paperless uploads and a one-year membership fee gives you unlimited Scorecard sharing.

If you’re still with me, I ask you, how else can we help?  We have all the resources, including a highly skilled development team, to build and deliver services that will make a difference to the appraiser community at large.  We continue to reach out to select agencies that are currently not accepting Comergence Scorecards to discover why.  We will continue to update the list (< <<  Look, another list!) of the organizations that do accept the Scorecard so check back when in question.

Now back to me.  I’m enjoying my new career life and the team here is amazing.  I obviously still have a lot to learn and when you see an email from Comergence Marketing, you can bet I’ve done my best to make it relevant to your role.  Thanks for reading and really, let us know how we can help make a difference!

Comergence® Names Chaeli Walker New Marketing Director

Walker brings 15 years of senior level sales and marketing experience to provider of third-party vendor and risk-management platforms for the mortgage industry

Comergence has hired Chaeli K. Walker as its new marketing director to lead the effort on new product roll-outs and sales support objectives through multi-channel communications.

Prior to joining Comergence, Ms. Walker was director of sales and marketing at Amplify Media based in Long Beach, California, where she was responsible for the creation of the company’s advertising and partnership strategy. Before that, she spent nearly a decade as marketing manager at in Costa Mesa, California working closely with sports and entertainment venues to drive online ticket sales utilizing the latest technologies and strategic partners.

“Chaeli’s expertise in client services and marketing communications make her an ideal fit for Comergence,” said Greg Schroeder, president of Comergence.  “Her enthusiasm and client-centric attitude will help fuel our continued growth.”

“I’m excited to join a company that offers such innovative products to the mortgage industry,” Walker said. “I look forward to working with the talented and outwardly passionate team at Comergence.”

MassHousing Selects Comergence® Platform for Third Party Oversight and Due Diligence

Comergence is pleased to announce that MassHousing, a Housing Finance Agency (HFA), has selected the company’s exclusive platform for third-party originator (TPO) due diligence and compliance oversight.

MassHousing will use the Comergence platform, considered the industry’s most comprehensive, up to-date, and accurate third-party monitoring platform, to fully automate the agency’s third-party approval and oversight processes.  The Comergence database houses 98 percent of all Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) registrants and covers over 18,000 originating entities across the U.S.

Comergence will fully vet and qualify MassHousing’s new and existing third-party origination relationships. The Comergence platform eliminates manual errors, missed renewal dates and incomplete due diligence efforts.

MassHousing is not a direct originator of its home mortgage products and instead makes loans through 170 partner banks, mortgage lenders and credit unions across Massachusetts.

“We are excited to partner with MassHousing,” said Greg Schroeder, president of Comergence. “Our platform can assist housing authorities by providing a superior, cost efficient, compliant solution that allows agencies to focus on what’s important: bringing affordability and opportunity to underserved communities.”

MassHousing is one of many key correspondent lenders that use Comergence’s cutting edge technology.  “MassHousing is regarded as an innovative industry leader in providing quality home mortgage products and our partnership with Comergence is going to help us improve the accuracy and speed of our lender approval and recertification processes,” said MassHousing Executive Director Timothy C. Sullivan.

The Comergence platform will integrate with MassHousing’s database of record, improving overall efficiency with its partner lenders.  “Comergence has streamlined our workflow and document management with a paperless lender approval process,” said Susan Sheffer, MassHousing’s product development and lender approval manager. “Comergence will improve our efficiency and effectiveness by significantly reducing our lender approval turn times, so we can spend more time focused on approving high quality lenders.”