Tony Pistilli

Tony Pistilli, is EVP and Chief Appraiser of Axios Valuation Solutions, a Fort Worth, Texas based national valuations provider. Tony is responsible for all aspects of the operations and compliance for the organization. Tony has over 25 years of real estate appraising and lending experience. He has provided compliance and efficiency assessments to financial institutions, regulatory agencies and appraisal management companies. Tony is a member of several appraisal industry organizations and was a subject matter expert for the Appraisal Foundation in the area of declining markets.

How Do You Define Change?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Change is described as making something different, doing something differently, or some thing or some one undergoing a transformation. You can change your clothes, change your attitudes, change your mind, and even make change for a dollar. What I want to talk about is accepting and embracing change and seeing change as a good thing, not as a threat and something to be resisted.

Regulatory Compliance of Third Party Valuation Providers

Monday, November 25, 2013

There is no question that operational risk and third party oversight are "buzz words" being spoken about inside the walls of the regulators of financial institutions. This is in large part a result of the recent regulatory changes due to the financial crisis of a few years ago. Operational risk is the risk of loss due to human error; inadequate or failed internal systems and controls; noncompliance with, laws, rules, regulations, policies, or ethical standards; and external influences such as market conditions and fraudulent activities.

Appraisal Quality vs. Appraisal Independence

Monday, March 18, 2013

The interagency appraisal and evaluation guidelines are very clear, (when) “communicating the noted deficiencies to and requesting correction of such deficiencies by the appraiser or person who prepared the evaluation, an institution should implement adequate internal controls to ensure that such communications do not result in any coercion or undue influence on the appraiser or person who performed the evaluation” That sounds simple enough, right?