Clario is experiencing exciting growth throughout the country which means we are seeking a highly qualified, progressive field based staff appraiser to complete appraisal orders for us. If working for the top-rated real estate valuation firm that prides itself with world-class customer service, quality control, and innovative technology applications interests you, then this is where you need to be.
The primary responsibility of the Staff Field Appraiser is to accept and complete market value residential property appraisal orders according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines, federal and state appraisal laws, and client directives ensuring that quality and quantity guidelines are met and that the conclusions reached in the report are accurate and/or appropriate. Complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments. Responsible for data management including collection, verification, and analysis of sales, pending sales, and listings, as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process. Work in a team environment to accomplish production and service goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.
In Illinois, we are hiring in the following location(s):
Cook County, Dupage and Kane County, and Lake County
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as we realize the value of good employees.
Eligibility to enroll in all health plans, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of uninterrupted employment
Two Anthem Blue Cross medical insurance plan options: Premier PPO and Basic (high deductible) PPO
$30,000 of life insurance ($25k with Anthem, $5k with UNUM)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all members of your household
MassMutual 401(k) plan – eligible to participate upon hire; company matching
10 days of PTO, 5 Sick days and 11 holidays
Expense reimbursement (including mileage)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Complete real estate appraisals that are compliant with Federal and State laws, as well as being done in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Provide industry leading customer service while ensuring the highest level of appraisal quality.
Represent Clear Capital with the highest level of ethics, integrity, and confidentiality.
Collaborates effectively with internal customers to ensure seamless customer service. Submits proactive status updates at the order level and responds to all calls/emails/texts in a prompt and professional manner.
Attends training seminars/webinars and conference calls as required.
Other duties as deemed necessary by management.
Required Job Related Skills and Experience
Preferred Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser license in good standing.
FHA Approved appraiser in good standing.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in completing residential real estate appraisals.
Ability to act independently and consistently make appropriate decisions with minimal guidance and oversight.
Broad residential knowledge of properties and market factors within the geographic area of competency.
Consistently and independently handles all aspects of the job well within a defined territory.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally to complete appraisal assignments.
References from both a financial institution (or an affiliated AMC) as well as personal references.
Strong technical skills including proficiency in the use of electronic communications and document exchange via the Internet. Proficiency with appraisal software and hardware.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures, work with minimal supervision, and exercise independent and sound judgment.
Strong customer service orientation yet can handle challenges related to process issues or value decisions.
Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and organizational skills. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times and professional appearance when dealing with the public (homeowners, real estate agents, clients).
Ability to reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, and critique such information as written materials, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other work related activities. Proven research and analysis skills.
Ability to complete work in an acceptable time frame and manage a variety of detailed tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives and satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.
Open and flexible when it comes to ongoing training, organizational change, and managerial direction.
Preferred Job Related Skills and Experience
Prior staff appraiser experience at a lender or appraisal management company.
Veterans Administration (VA) Approval.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
Experience in appraising all types of residential property.
Working knowledge of Google web applications (including Google Hangouts and Google Documents).