What is the AMS appraoach to the valuation of Real Property?
There’s a lot of debate these days concerning the state of the Appraisal Industry. Real estate appraisals and appraisal review in particular, are part of the DUE DILIGENCE process as it relates to the residential mortgage process, loan servicing, and the securitization of loans in the secondary market.
DUE DILIGENCE is Defined by  Merriam-Webster’s dictionary :
            1:the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their 
            2:research and analysis of a company or organization in preparation for a business
               transaction (as a CORPORATE merger or purchase of securities)
Usually when you hear due diligence, you also hear the term ANALYTICS.
Defined by Wikipedia:
Analytics is the application of computer technology, operational research, and statistics to solve problems in business and industry. Analytics is carried out within an information system
While analytics is a very interesting tool when looking at trends in a large geographic area, real estate appraisal is almost always about an individual property. Does it makes sense to try to determine the value of a single house, condo or even a 2-4 unit dwelling by having a computer analyze statistics covering tens or hundreds of thousands of properties? 
Some of the most important factors in the valuation of ANY property are:   
 2 2f             2:Condition
     f              3:Quality
     ff             4:External Influences 
The interesting thing about analytics is that location can be considered typically only to the zip-code level, and condition, quality and external influences are not considered at all.
What does real DUE DILIGENCE and the valuation review process look like, and why should you use AMS ?
Real estate markets are vibrant, complicated, and evolving. They are subjective and very micro in terms of their economics. AMS believes the best way to understand these markets is to examine them in detail, using experienced, skilled appraisers with geographical competency.   We have a large national
network of appraisers specializing in appraisal reviews, and know their markets inside and out.
For additional accuracy, 100% of our reports are subjected to a detailed quality control review by our internal review staff.
AMS focuses exclusively on appraisal review and real human due diligence, including loss mitigation appraisals. Our staff has on average greater than 12 years of experience, and a large majority are Certified Residential Appraisers.
If you want to know what it is really worth, and if you want to protect your position in an individual property, or in a security consisting of many individual properties, Appraisal Management Services has the answers.

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