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Appraisal Reviewer

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Job ID: 1001900
Company: Liberty Reverse Mortgage

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Job Description

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Operations the Appraisal Reviewer evaluates third party appraisals in accordance with established policies and procedures, appropriate guidelines and USPAP requirements; examines all supporting documentation for accuracy and completeness.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Examples below:

  • Review and analyze wholesale and retail files submitted appraisals accuracy, completeness, and compliance with internal and regulatory guidelines to minimize property risk factors
  • Make calls to appraisers, brokers and real estate agents for missing data/documents
  • Review all required loan data, reports, and inspections to ensure the collateral is acceptable to investor, company, and FHA guidelines
  • Able to maintain daily production requirements and SLA's
  • Responsible for making independent decisions regarding acceptance and risk of appraisals according to HUD, company, USPAP and investor guidelines
  • Evaluation of the appraisal includes but is not limited to the review of the appraisal to ensure FHA/lender/investor guideline compliance, determining property eligibility, evaluation of property condition and necessary repairs, validating data integrity of the appraisal, identifying significant discrepancies in valuation, sales comparison approach analysis, review of the comparable sales and market data, and determining acceptability of the appraisal's value conclusions
  • Provides final approval/denial underwriting of FHA HECM appraisals
  • Completes all required paperwork and forms in a timely accurate manner/ prepares required forms
  • Signs off appraisal conditions in a timely manner set by management
  • Work with staff and management to find solutions on escalated appraisals
  • Manage appraisals by using all functions of Mortgage Cadence (Tasks, Comments, Case Information)
  • Effectively communicate appraisal underwriting decisions with processors, advisors and pipeline managers
  • Maintain high level of customer service and communication with the other departments
  • Make appraiser/AMC recommendations based on historical performance and current volumes


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • Certified Residential Appraiser license preferred, minimum requirements as an appraisal trainee required
  • One or more years related appraisal experience
  • Thorough working knowledge of real estate documentation, policies, compliance, and procedures
  • High level of proficiency with mortgage loan appraisal processing and underwriting systems
  • Commitment to excellence and standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proficient on computer programs required for position
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds

Training / Licensing Requirements:

  • Must pass the Company's Background Screening process prior to beginning employment. Additionally, as a condition of employment, you may be required to pass client-specific background check requirements or Federal/State licensing requirements, if applicable.

About Us

Company: Liberty Reverse Mortgage

Who We Are

Liberty Reverse is one of the largest and most experienced reverse mortgage lenders in the U.S. For over fifteen years, we've delivered education, home equity solutions, and personal care to over 60,000 senior homeowners and over 1,000 mortgage partners. Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, CA, Liberty provides reverse mortgage solutions including Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) and proprietary reverse mortgage loans to retail consumers, wholesale, and correspondent partners.

Our Culture

Liberty Reverse was recently named one of the Best Mortgage Companies to Work for by National Mortgage News for 2019. When you join Liberty, you join a culture which is Vibrant, Inclusive and Cares for you and your community. Every day, we strive to foster a culture where all our team members are respected, valued and empowered. Liberty employees are passionate about customer service, committed to teamwork and dedicated to success. The atmosphere is fast-paced and challenging - and there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career, whether you're pursuing management, learning multiple disciplines and/or becoming a subject matter expert in your field. We believe in empowering our employees to explore new ideas, take initiatives for change, and continuously improve our performance. And, as part of the Liberty family, you'll build long-term relationships in your career here.

Ocwen is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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