• Residential Appraisal Reviewer

    ID
    2019-7529
    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Category
    Lending
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business.

     

    We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

     

    First Republic is looking for a Residential Appraisal Reviewer to join our expanding Team. The Residential Appraisal Reviewer will have the opportunity to review residential appraisals and evaluations and research residential market data in support of the Bank’s real estate lending operations. In this position, client service, discretion and judgement are key factors used to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. The position helps maintain the Bank’s safety and soundness and has a direct and important impact on operations. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct effect on the Bank’s performance.

    Responsibilities

    The Residential Appraisal Reviewer will have the opportunity to review, analyze and render risk-based decisions for acceptance of appraisals and evaluations, as well as performing residential market research.

    • Perform detailed technical and compliance reviews on residential real estate appraisals.
    • Ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible and compliant with federal and state regulations, USPAP, FIRREA, bank policies and guidelines, and industry standards.
    • Communicate with appraisers for any report corrections and/or revisions.
    • Evaluate appraiser quality of work and provide feedback for maintenance of the Bank’s appraisal panel.
    • Provide market research to help Relationship Managers and the Executive Loan Committee members make collateral risk decisions.
    • Provide support to all areas of real estate lending as needed.
    • Demonstrate superior customer service to appraisers, peers and business partners.
    • Attend ongoing training for Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Appraisal Reviews.

    Qualifications

    In order to perform the duties of the position, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential for the Residential Appraisal Reviewer:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field.
    • Certified Residential Appraiser.
    • Familiarity with residential real estate appraisal terminology and the appropriate application of appraisal valuation techniques, appraisal methodology and understanding of appraisal theory.
    • Knowledge of residential mortgage operations.
    • Attention to detail for the identification of appraiser errors and omissions.
    • Managing difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
    • Successfully prioritizing work assignments of varying complexity, demonstrating strong organizational skills, and completing work within established deadlines.
    • Software proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Maintaining confidentiality.
    • Ability to independently lift 15 lbs.
    • Position requires sitting for most of the day, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

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