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Anow Enterprise lets lenders and appraisal firms tap into the industry’s first peer-to-peer appraiser network

RED DEER, Alberta -- Anow, developer of appraisal firm management software that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses, today announced the release of Anow Enterprise, a cloud software suite that connects individual appraisal companies to form service networks that can efficiently provide localized service at scale.

Designed to help individual appraisers meet the capacity needs of mortgage lenders, large appraisal firms and appraisal management companies (AMCs), Anow Enterprise is now widely available following a successful beta period during which thousands of appraisals passed through the system.

"Anow Enterprise can build appraiser networks of any size, from linking a handful of independent firms that want to better serve their local market to connecting tens of thousands of appraisers across North America with the appraisal management systems used by larger firms and AMCs," said Anow Founder and CEO Marty Haldane.

Anow Enterprise's first-of-its-kind order management framework enables a true peer-to-peer system, where any participant in the network can originate an appraisal order and route it to others.

"Anow Enterprise is allowing us to grow by bringing appraisers into our team from locations outside our central service area," explained Jeff Morley, partner at Accurity Valuation franchisee Morley and McConkie Appraisal. "Even if they're working in other states, we can integrate them into our office process and provide the same level of service as though they were working in the office next door."

"The combination of Anow Enterprise with our core Anow platform gives appraisers the most sophisticated tech stack in the valuation industry, enabling rapid order completion and unprecedented levels of appraiser productivity," added Haldane. "Anow Enterprise's ability to adapt to the service needs of the local market within a national framework of performance-enhancing tools represents a huge leap forward in innovation for appraisers and their customers."

The maiden release of Anow Enterprise is comprised of four "modules" or toolsets:

* Automated scheduling based on an appraiser's office location, existing appointment route and real-time GPS location

* Service Network tools designed to help clients build appraiser panels, intelligently distribute appraisal orders, manage users and payments, monitor compliance and produce financial and coverage reports

* Performance & Communication tools for monitoring and managing the performance of network appraisers, including individual performance scorecards, customized workflows for any order type and multiple messaging channels

* Review Management tools for interfacing with the client's review desk, including automated rules and custom review workflows for individuals and teams

Anow Enterprise is built to accommodate plug-and-play API integrations with third-party ordering and finance systems. In addition, all Anow Enterprise users will receive gratis multi-user access to the forthcoming Anow NEXUS report-writing, quality control and risk management suite.

"Anow Enterprise is the ultimate platform for managing teams of appraisers, from advanced order assignment based on real-time availability to customizable scorecards and QC checklists," finished Marty Haldane. "Anow's core platform has been radically simplifying life for appraisers since its debut. Now lenders, commercial and residential appraisal firms, and AMCs can experience appraiser network management technology that brings outdated legacy process into the digital age."

For a demo of Anow Enterprise, visit https://anow.com/enterprise/.

ABOUT ANOW

Anow is an appraisal management software developer that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses. Launched in 2011 by multi-generational appraisal professional Marty Haldane, Anow streamlines a wide range of everyday appraisal processes while offering unmatched business insights to help appraisers compete in today's digital environment. Powerful order tracking, job assignment, collaboration, and scheduling tools allow appraisers and administrative staff to save time, assign appraisals more easily and deliver exceptional service to clients and mortgage lenders from any web-enabled device. Advanced reporting enables business owners to manage fee competition and turn times with ease. Anow is headquartered in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit https://anow.com/ or call (800) 403-7121.

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National Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Strengthens Market Position

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that Paul Wholley has been hired as VP of Sales, responsible for leading the company's national sales team.

Wholley, who has an expansive career in the financial services industry, joins Pendo after spending the last 5 years at First American Mortgage Solutions in their National and Mid-Market division. Throughout his successful sales career, he has led numerous sales teams as well as built and sold a technology company that serviced the financial industry.

"Paul is a proven leader with a commitment to building strong, successful client relationships," said Jeff Sandman, co-founder. "His industry reputation, entrepreneurial drive and scale of experience are huge assets for Pendo as we continue to grow and expand our national presence."

In addition, Steve Rouse has joined Pendo's sales team as Regional Account Executive for the Midwest. He comes to Pendo with more than 25 years of mortgage industry experience after working with companies such as Verus, First American Mortgage Solutions and Credit Suisse.

"Steve is a great addition to our sales team. His enthusiasm, honesty and client dedication are core traits we look for when selecting team members," noted Paul Wholley, VP of Sales. "In addition, his vast industry experience, especially in the Midwest, will help us build upon many great client relationships and open doors for new ones."

About Pendo:

Pendo is a nationwide appraisal management company based in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The company was co-founded by two successful tech professionals, Jeff Sandman and Mike Peck, specifically to disrupt the appraisal management segment using advanced technology and severely elevated service standards.

The company's proprietary QC technology boasts numerous unique features that assure the highest levels of quality and compliance, while also reducing wait times, elevating service levels, boosting client engagement, and minimizing redundant activities. Pendo was founded in 2009 and is licensed to conduct business in all 50 states.

For more information, visit http://www.pendomanagement.com/, email contact@pendomanagement.com or call 816-332-6627.

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Newly Launched Appraiser Dashboard Shortens Appraisal Turnaround Times for Lenders, AMCs, and Appraisers

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Appraiser Dashboard, a provider appraisal technology, has announced the launch of its namesake appraisal workflow and networking technology. Appraiser Dashboard is the industry's first appraiser-facing technology that automatically informs AMCs (appraisal management companies) and lenders each time the appraiser user takes action in the appraisal process.

Keeping all necessary parties informed is one of the primary challenges in the appraisal process, and a leading cause of delays. This is because there are numerous steps and no standardized process. AMCs and mortgage lenders each have their own unique processes to which appraisers must conform.

As a result, AMCs spend an estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of appraisal processing time following up and soliciting updates on appraisals, according to Appraiser Dashboard CEO Michael Wojcik. "You can ask any AMC or lender. They will tell you that communication delays are the most common problem in the appraisal process," he said.

"If an AMC hasn't heard back from an appraiser 24 to 36 hours after assigning an appraisal --and that's not only common, but completely understandable from an appraiser's standpoint -- it's likely that the AMC will start the process of reassigning that file to another appraiser," said Wojcik. "The issue is, a lot of appraisers may have started working on those assignments, but just haven't had time to update the lender or AMC. Reassignments cost everyone-the appraiser, the AMC, the lender and ultimately, the borrower."

Appraiser Dashboard prevents these miscommunications by automatically informing the AMC and/or lender each time an appraiser takes action in the appraisal process, so they don't have to spend time researching status or reassigning transactions that are already in progress. It also provides appraisers with a secure means for transmitting and storing data, which helps lenders meet requirements for third party oversight.

"Most appraisers are independent contractors who use free email service providers," said Wojcik. "Appraiser Dashboard offers a secure alternative that a lot of appraisers, AMCs and lenders feel better about using."

Appraiser Dashboard easily integrates with most appraisal management software (AMS) and loan origination software (LOS) systems. In lieu of a software-to-software integration, Appraiser Dashboard provides push email updates to any user-designated AMC or lender partner.

AMCs and lenders can integrate their software with Appraiser Dashboard in less than one week.

About Appraiser Dashboard

Appraiser Dashboard's namesake technology eliminates the most common delay faced by lenders and AMCs in the appraisal process. Built specifically for appraisers based on extensive research, Appraiser Dashboard is the first and only appraiser-facing workflow and networking technology that automatically updates lenders and AMCs on each step of the appraiser's efforts to complete the appraisal. Appraiser Dashboard was founded in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

For more information, visit https://appraiserdash.com/ or call (302) 219-0085.

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