The Allstate Difference

Unwavering Quality

Allstate provides high quality work that does not invite challenge from underwriters, GSEs (for possible repurchase demands), or Mortgage Insurance Companies (for possible mortgage insurance claims investigations). In addition, we operate in full compliance with all industry guidelines and regulatory requirements; offer fair pricing; and provide highly competitive service levels, consistently.
 
In-house Reviews

Allstate is one of the few AMCs in the country that reviews 100% of its work by staff, certified appraisers. Each Quality Control (QC) Team is headed by an appraiser who holds membership in the Appraisal Institute, having earned either MAI, or the SRA designation,  There are no higher qualifications attainable in the appraisal industry. 
 
Prior to submitting reports to our clients, a staff QC Specialist, holding an active appraiser’s license/certification, manually reviews each report line by line to ensure the highest quality work, and adherence to all industry guidelines. For the client this means dramatically less time spent on underwriting, GSE, or mortgage insurance related challenges.
 
Compliance

Allstate employs a full time compliance team who insures we are operating in full compliance with every industry and regulatory guideline.  This protects us, as well as our clients.

  • Appraiser Independence -  Allstate has been actively supporting appraiser independence since our inception in 1959. We insulate all of our appraisers nationally from any value pressure/influence. We manage every aspect of the appraiser communication processes, including rebuttals/appeals. This ensures that no improper information or pressure is passed along to the appraiser.
  • Reasonable and Customary Fees -  Allstate Appraisal, L.P. pays our subcontractors prevailing local market fees that identify with the necessary scope of work for each of our assignments.
  • State Registrations -  Allstate Appraisal is compliant with all current AMC state registration requirements and is prepared to meet the new requirements in 2014.

Extensive Diversified Experience

Few firms have the varied experience as Allstate; our client-base includes all aspects of the lending industry. As a result of our diversification, we have acquired first-hand experience in how our reports and reviews are relied upon and challenged. This experience allows us to prepare the most effective and reliable products and services for our clients.


Allstate has extensive experience with more than just lender business. We also work each business day with:
  •  Mortgage Insurance companies who utilize our services to assist them in their claims investigations
  •  GSEs, who utilize our services for Repurchase Demand investigations
  • The Federal Bank Regulators utilize our services each day to review appraisals of assets appraised for their receiverships
  • The SBA, for their specific lending programs
  • Law firms/attorneys, who rely upon Allstate for litigation-support appraisal and appraisal review services, in addition to expert witness testimony

Longevity

Allstate was founded in 1959 and has been in continuous business and service under the same ownership since that time, making Allstate one of the oldest valuation firms in the country.  In 1999 we formed our National Appraisal Management Company Division (AMC).  Of the hundreds of AMCs in business today, less than 3% have been operating as long as Allstate. 
 
Our longevity translates to substantial and diverse industry experience as well as proven reliability as a service provider.  Allstate’s main focus has been on providing high quality, compliant valuation and appraisal review services for reasonable fees that can only be realized through a professionally managed, efficient business model.
 
The proof is in our success.  For over five decades, Allstate has been recognized as one of the leading companies in the valuation industry by virtue of its reputation for providing high quality work product and unbeatable service, while building long-lasting business relationships.
 
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