Last year we offered our 2013 Fall AMC directory for free to all of our Appraisal Buzz subscribers. It was the first year it was offered and we received a huge response with over 2,200 downloads of the directory. We know that the response will be even bigger this year for several reasons. Lenders and Appraisers know about it now and have been patiently waiting for the newest update.
Our AMC Directory has about 450 AMCs from across the country listed alphabetically. We were able to combine the data from state appraisal agencies AMC Registries and combine them with the information that is available on the Internet. We then combined them into one quick and easy list to help you quickly look up any AMC across the country. This saves you the time having to go through and look them up yourselves. While we are confident that we have the most comprehensive AMC Directory, though we must confess that some of the data provided by state registries is a bit thin, which is why some AMCs have no website or phone numbers.
This directory includes featured company profiles. Some AMCs chose to tell our subscribers a little bit more about themselves and their key decision makers at the company. They even include information for joining their panel. These featured profiles allow you to connect with these companies on a higher level than just name and address.
So how do you decide which AMCs with whom to do business? Just like they should be vetting you, you should be doing your own due diligence. Ask them for their website address. Is it professional? Is it a template? No web presence at all? Who are their clients? Are they calling simply to ask you your fees and turn times without checking any of your credentials? Ask to review their engagement letter. How long have they been in business? And of course ask them what their payment terms are. When in doubt, ask for their credit card to process in the event they don't pay you according to the agreed upon terms.
Don't wait. Download the Fall 2014 AMC Directory for FREE!Have any comments or would you like to submit content of your own? Email firstname.lastname@example.org