ValueThisNow.com seeks professional appraisers or subject matter experts who have extensive product knowledge as well as appraisal skills to evaluate and value objects via the Internet making use of client-provided images and descriptive information. In order to qualify as a ValuethisNow.com appraiser, one must possess the following skill set:
Appraisal Provider Agreement
The Appraisal Provider Agreement is made and entered into by and between Collosses LLP, a California corporation (the "Company"), and the individual applying as an appraiser.
Commitment to Preserving the Public's Trust in Appraising
As an Appraisal Management Company, ValueThisNow.com supports The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP's) goal of preserving the public's trust in the appraisal profession. We recognize that reports developed and prepared in conformance with USPAP are likely to be credible, reliable, understandable and not-misleading. The result is the preservation of public trust in the appraisal profession. To this end, ValueThisNow.com helps its appraisers meet their society-mandated requirement to comply with USPAP. ... more
Types of appraisals
Limitations in the use of online appraisals
While there are no limitations to the types of property that can be appraised online IF the property is no longer available such as would be the case if the property had been destroyed in a fire or had been stolen, there are practical limitations to the use of online appraisals for items that ARE STILL available for inspection. ... more
Sample Appraisal Report Form
The appraisal report form consists of a series of dialog boxes. Some are auto-filled from input provided by the client. Some are grayed out which means that you cannot edit the content. Others are not grayed out. These are fields you are free to edit and/or add information.
Here is an example of the form we use.
Note that at the top of the form is the appraisal "Type".
Examples of Supplementary Information
Here is an example of a completed appraisal report as received by the customer. Note the supplementary information. All appraisals must have supplementary information to ensure the report is credible and understandable. Depending on the intended use of our reports and whether or not the appraiser has a societal mandate to comply with USPAP, the supplementary information will vary. ... more
How the ValueThisNow.com appraisal process works
VTN incorporates an efficient process by which appraisers are quickly notified of a incoming appraisal request ... more
Click here to read our guidelines for determining value.
Payment to appraisers
Appraisers/experts are paid on the 15th of the month for completed appraisals. Email Admin for compensation schedule.
Going on vacation?
If you will not be available to accept appraisal requests there is nothing you need do. Simply stop accepting assignments. They will be claimed by other appraisers.
Avoid conflict of interest
Appraisers must at all times be independent, impartial, must not be an advocate and must not have a personal interest in the property being appraised. To this end, appraisers may not purchase items they appraise. Please review ValueThisNow.com's Code of Ethics for our appraisers.
The "Appraiser Profile" feature of ValueThisNow.com will include appraiser information such as the appraiser's name, photo, societal affiliations and professional profile.
For appraisals, our goal is that the client receive their appraisal report within 48 hours. The time begins with the initial submission of the assignment request or runs from the time the assignment is re-submitted with the additional information requested by the appraiser.
Here is the VTN Knowledge Base which consists of tips and suggestions for appraisers regarding preparing online appraisals for ValueThisNow.com. Please check this page periodically as it is updated from time to time.