Midwest Appraisal Management, was the 1st Michigan Realtors® Association owned regional appraisal management company (AMC) in the country. Besides brokers and salespeople, Realtor membership includes a significant number of appraisers. Since the first hints of problems with appraisals surfaced in 2008, the Michigan Realtors® was working at all levels to address issues such as rising costs to the consumer, geographic competence, lack of customary and reasonable fees for appraisers and appraiser independence.
These problems resulted in some creative thinking about how to best provide lenders with superior levels of appraisal services in full compliance with state laws, appraiser independence, USPAP, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, USDA, Dodd-Frank, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the myriad of other ever changing compliance issues facing lenders. This culminated with the acquisition of Midwest Appraisal Management Group, Inc., an existing regional AMC located within Michigan.
Today, Midwest Appraisal Management is a technology-focused regional appraisal management company that strives to offer lenders superior customer service and partner with the best appraisers, giving them the opportunity to work with the best clients and earn a full fee. Midwest Appraisal Management provides services throughout states in the Midwest including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. Midwest Appraisal Management is a leader in the appraisal management industry demonstrating the right way to conduct business that is not primarily profit motivated.
At Midwest Appraisal Management, we know your trust depends on the expertise, capabilities and service attitude of our exceptional team. We welcome the chance to have you benefit from their knowledge and skills.
Mark Jenkins – Chief Executive Officer
Mark is a Certified Residential Appraiser, a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, and Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (retired). He has been active in the real estate industry for over 15 years and currently serves on the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Mark is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Jim Bernier – Review Appraiser
Jim is a Certified Residential Appraiser providing quality control and review functions along with assisting our clients and roster of appraisers. Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Dave Slep – Appraiser
Dave is a Certified Residential Appraiser assisting with our quality control process.
Ron Wheeler, Senior Review Appraiser
Ron is a Certified Residential Appraiser and assists with quality control on completed appraisals, with a focus on ensuring compliance and accuracy for our newest appraiser panel members. Ron has over 25 years of appraisal experience and has served on the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers; which was created to license and regulate the services of real estate appraisers in Michigan.
Yulanda Hunt – Accounting Manager
Yulanda manages an array of administrative functions including payables and receivables, our state regulatory filings, and general office operations.
Katie Zylstra – Marketing & Client Services Specialist
Katie spearheads our marketing and communication efforts with current and prospective clients along with recruiting appraisers, and maintaining consistent services levels. Katie is a graduate of Hope College and is a licensed limited appraiser.
Saylor Henney – Vendor/Client Services Specialist
Saylor supports both our appraisers and our lender-clients in administering our process, keeping appraisal services on track and on time and providing responsive communications to all parties. Saylor is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a licensed limited appraiser.
“Your company’s process seems to be working well for us. I do have to say your turn time is much appreciated on my end. I was used to waiting 7-10 business days from when the appraiser was on site, and that is much improved. Thanks!”
― Jason – Lender
“Your company is “right on it” when we pose a question and/or revision. Unlike Mercury where we are at the mercy of the appraisers who sometimes don’t look at their email/the website very often.”
― Martha – Client
“I enjoy working for you and Mark. Some of my customers are not very enjoyable to work for so it’s nice when you have a few that are.”
― Tom – Appraiser
“Midwest has treated me very fairly. The experience of working with you guys has been great. My interaction with you and Mark has been at the top of professionalism I’ve experienced among my regular clients. I value that.”
― Brad – Appraiser
“I know you shouldn’t have to but you make us better appraisers given your reviews. Thanks!”
― Duane – Appraiser
“Midwest is a good company, good people, easy to work with and my only favorite AMC.”
― Paul – Appraiser
“Thanks for proactive communication on maintaining the service levels our clients and team expect.”
― Sara – Lender
“We are very satisfied with the communication and timeliness of the staff and appraisers that we have dealt with! ”
― Codie – Lender
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