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Founded by an appraiser with over 20 years of residential valuation experience, Avisso’s network of certified appraisers are part of a business that understands the traits of good appraisers.
Important! You must agree to the terms below.
Licensing / Certification Designations Information
Avisso operates with a system of electronic data interchange (EDI) for electronic appraisal ordering and report transmission. Appraiser understands that he/she is required to comply with these standards, or the standards set forth in any exhibits related to technology requirements. Appraiser agrees to maintain current software versions and system hardware to comply with these standards and understands these standards are subject to change or revision as current technology changes. Avisso will apprise Appraiser of any changes to the most current standards employed by Avisso. Appraiser’s approval status is subject to compliance with this electronic standard requirement.
By clicking I agree, appraiser stipulates that he/she will act in accordance with the responsibilities indicated herein.
"The intended user of this appraisal report is the lender/client. In less specifically stated with in the report, there are no additional intended users. The intended use is to a value wait the property that is the subject of this appraisal for a mortgage finance transaction, subject to be stated scope of work, purpose of the appraisal, reporting requirements of this appraisal report form, and definition of value is defined in the report."
This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions under which Appraiser will perform appraisal assignments and will be compensated for services as performed on behalf of Avisso in his/her capacity of independent contractor Appraiser. And independent contractor Appraiser is an individual who has established a service provider relationship with Avisso, but is not employee or agent of Avisso.
Appraiser is an independent contractor. Appraiser expressly agrees to be outside supplier of services when and as desired by both parties. Appraiser is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee or agent of Avisso. This agreement does not create or evidence and a employer employee, principal agent, or joint venture relationship between Appraiser and Avisso an Appraiser is not, and shall not represent him/her, to be an employee of Avisso. Appraiser is an independent contractor and is not eligible to participate in or receive any benefit from any benefit plan, program or other arrangement that may, from time to time, be available to employees of Avisso including, but not limited to, any health, disability, or life insurance, vacation, holiday pay, sick leave, profit-sharing or pension plans. Avisso will not provide Worker's Compensation insurance for Appraiser. In states where Worker's Compensation insurance is required for the Appraiser, the Appraiser shall obtain at his/her cost than necessary insurance and shall provide proof of sent insurance to Avisso, if requested. Appraiser is solely responsible for payment of all applicable taxes and withholdings respecting all payments made under this agreement, and for all claims, damages and/or lawsuits arising out of the acts of Appraiser and Appraiser's employees, subcontractors and agents. Appraiser certifies that all of Appraiser's employees who will be directly involved in providing services in accordance with this agreement meet the requirements listed in the conviction of crime section of the Avisso Appraiser company standards policy agreement.
Placement on the Avisso approved Appraiser panel does not guarantee assignment of appraisal work to an Appraiser, a minimum amount of work to an Appraiser, or guarantee an amount of compensation.
Appraiser shall be responsible for all of Appraiser's own expenses, except for those that Avisso, in its sole discretion, agrees to pay, in advance and confirm in writing, on Appraiser's behalf.
Consideration for services performed by the independent contractor Appraiser is governed by the following terms:
Prior to the commencement of work under this Engagement Agreement and it all times during its term, and to the extent that any insurance is carried on a claims made basis, also for such period thereafter that claims may be legally made with respect to the occurrences during the term, Appraiser shall carry and maintain in force, and Appraiser's expense, Worker's Compensation, liability, errors and omissions, or similar type of insurance. Policies must provide coverage levels appropriate insufficient to support the payment of all potential claims that may arise from Appraiser's performance of services and Appraiser's indemnification obligations under this Engagement Agreement, and shall: be primary and non-contributory with respect to any insurance or self-insurance that may be maintained by Avisso or its affiliates; be carried with companies rated a VI or better by AM Best; contain a requirement that Avisso be given written notice at least 30 days prior to any modification, cancellation or non renewal; and contain a waiver of all rights of subrogation against Avisso and its affiliates.
Avisso may amend this Engagement Agreement at any time by providing written notice to Appraiser of any changes in existing terms for inclusion of any additional terms. Such amendment shall become effective no earlier than 30 calendar days from the date of notice of amendment.
Either Party may, upon 30 calendar days written notice to nonterminating party, terminate this agreement without cause. Subject to any notice requirements mandated by applicable law, Avisso may also terminate this agreement immediately upon Appraiser's breach of the terms of this agreement.
Appraiser will indemnify and hold harmless Avisso, and each Avisso entity for any liability arising out of Appraiser's work product or for the release of any appraisals without Avisso's permission. Appraiser is liable for payment of any legal fees, claims, damages, losses and liabilities resulting from Appraiser's work product or nonperformance of the duties and obligations identified herein.
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The intent of this Agreement between Avisso and Appraiser is to outline the roles, responsibilities, commitments and escalations of the parties.
Avisso is unable to enter into associations with individuals, who have been convicted of or plead guilty to any crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust, or have been convicted of or plead guilty to any felony or misdemeanor. Appraiser warrants he/she has truthfully and accurately answered the “additional Information” questions on the Avisso Appraiser Application, has provided full disclosure through letter(s) of explanation for all questions answered affirmatively. Appraiser acknowledges and agrees he/she will be directly involved in providing services in accordance with this Agreement and had met this standard.
Appraiser represents he/she is a fully qualified real estate Appraiser (licensed as required by federal regulation or by the state(s) in which he/she operates) who is being employed as a professional in his/her field. Avisso also requires the Appraiser to abide by all applicable state-imposed appraisal regulations and obligations, to comply with all state licensing requirements, and to continue the education programs necessary to maintain all state licenses required in good standing. Avisso will verify Appraiser’s credentials throughout his/her term of Agreement.
Avisso reserves the right to charge fees for appraisal panel services rendered to Appraiser, such as systems access, technology and website applications utilized by Appraiser, and/or to allocate the cost of state or federal appraiser/panel registration and similar fees.
Appraiser represents that he/she is familiar with the appraisal requirements of the department of housing and Urban Development (HUD) the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) and that he/she will prepare appraisals that meet those standards as applicable. In addition, Appraiser agrees to perform his or her responsibilities under this Agreement in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulatory requirements and professional standards pertaining to the appraisal or real property, including but not limited to the requirements specified in or established under the title XIV of the Dood-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989(FIRREA), and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Avisso may from time to time issue its own appraisal standards to which the appraiser agrees to adhere. Appraiser will be subject to ongoing quality assurance reviews by Avisso to verify Appraiser’s continued competency.
The privacy regulations an information security guidelines issued by the federal financial regulators pursuant to the title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) went into effect on July 1, 2001. Pursuant to those regulations and guidelines, covered financial institutions and service providers with access to confidential data and required to ensure that all service providers are marketing partners who have access to customer information provided for confidentiality and security of such information. To facilitate Avisso ability to demonstrate compliance with the privacy compliance of GLBA, Appraiser agrees and understands his/her obligations to the following which will apply to all data provided to Appraiser by Avisso.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance to the laws of the state of California.
The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and if any part of it is found to be unenforceable, the other paragraphs shall remain fully valid and enforceable. This Agreement shall survive the termination or modification of any arrangements contained herein or in any Exhibits or Addendums attached hereto.
This Agreement, which consists of all documents, encompasses the entire Agreement between Appraiser and Avisso and supersedes any and all prior Agreements and/or discussions. Avisso shall have the authority to unilaterally modify this Agreement as needed at its sole discretion.
I hereby authorize Avisso Appraisal Management, and/or any consumer reporting agency used by Avisso, to procure at any time a criminal background report on me in connection with my application for placement on the Avisso approved vendor panel, or continued retention on the Avisso approved vendor panel. I understand that these reports may be sought for the purpose of determining my suitability for placement on the Avisso approved vendor panel, retention on the Avisso approved vendor panel, and suitability perform assignments for valuation support service clients, and may include, but are not limited to, social security trace, criminal records, and / or regulatory board action. The information contained in these reports may include information regarding my character, general reputation, personal characteristics and or mode of living, and may be obtained by a consumer reporting agency, from public record sources, or various private and governmental agencies.
I understand that before any adverse action is taken based in whole or in part on the report obtained pursuant to this authorization, I will Be provided with a copy of the report, the name, address and telephone number of the consumer reporting agency, as well as additional information on my rights under the law, including my rights to challenge any information in the report. I further understand that if I make a timely written request to Avisso they will provide me within five days with the name, address and telephone number of the reporting agency and the nature and scope of a criminal background report.
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