I received a call from Appraisers1.Com to get me to list in their website. She said that they get orders and then distribute them to appraisers on their website.
She claimed that "Almost 99.9% are COD" and you collect from the borrower. For $299 she will put you in their website. You just have to give her your checking account number if you do not want to charge it.
I checked with a few appraisers in the site. Their response was "No work from appraisers1.com in three yrs of the listing".
I was also called by these people. I didn't let them get as far as Mr. Benn did, as I stopped them when I told them I never pay to be on a list.
It is your business decision, but it appears from what Mr. Benn says, that they ask for a checking account number. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
Michael Imes, IFA
President, Olympic Peninsula Chapter, NAIFA
The Appraiser's Forum has a post about this: http://appraisersforum.com/showthread.php?t=130416
Respondents have mixed results to report, and some have apparently gotten work through Appraisers1.com. Beyond this, we have no way to verify the quality or reputation of anyone marketing appraisal management services.
Be careful out there!
Hyperion Appraisal, Inc.