Understanding The News: Help Is On The Way

*Help Is On The Way*
**E-Appraisal Partnership Forms**

***ACI, a leading innovator in valuation technology for the mortgage industry, announced that StreetLinks Lender Solutions has integrated with ACI’s eServices, an appraisal delivery service to help ensure compliance with client/lender and investor requirements. eServices combines appraisal compliance and quality rules with electronic delivery as a standard feature accessible from the appraiser’s ACI desktop software. ACI’s approach helps ensure that appraisal data complies with both the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and MISMO XML requirements before the appraiser completes the appraisal report.

****“ACI uses integration services from its appraisal software to create customized delivery solutions. The new StreetLinks eService provides a connection for us to seamlessly receive native XML directly from appraisers’ computers with the assurance of our quality and compliance standards,” said Tony Ebeyer, chief strategy officer for StreetLinks. “The ACI system is intuitive and allows for additional flexibility in processing and managing appraisal reports. That’s why thousands of StreetLinks appraisers will rely on it every month.”

****Prior to delivering the appraisal report to StreetLinks, the new eService performs an in-depth quality control review using ACI’s PARLogic review rules. The comprehensive library of both industry best practices and job-specific business rules checks the appraisal report for compliance with StreetLinks’ policies. Once the appraiser has satisfied the requirements, the file is delivered to StreetLinks for further processing and eventually delivered to either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

****“As a result of this technology collaboration with StreetLinks, we have developed a comprehensive pre-delivery UAD audit and XML delivery service that makes the process for the appraiser simple and efficient,” said George Opelka, senior vice president for ACI. “The upgrade provides greater accuracy, which benefits all parties — appraisers, management companies, the GSEs, and borrowers.”

****ACI’s appraisal solutions are tailored to the needs of the organizations ACI serves. The ACI client base features many of North America’s premier lenders, national appraisal companies, and real estate brokerage firms. From connecting appraisers nationwide to streamlining quality control, ACI enables organizations to process appraisals and manage.