The first column of protection in the “Three Columns of Protection” program is compliance. “At Metro-West, we pride ourselves in being able to provide reliable and fully compliant residential real estate appraisal solutions and alternative valuation products,” says Greg Stephens, chief appraiser at Metro-West, in a release.
Metro-West says its team works to ensure that all appraisals and inspections are completed in a compliant manner, protecting clients from risk and supporting the practice of the firm’s staff appraisers.
The second column is counsel. Metro-West has an in-house legal team that aggressively defends appraisers and the appraisal process. This aggressive approach has protected staff appraisers and clients for nearly 30 years.
The third column is coverage. Metro-West is the largest independent appraisal firm in the nation and has coverage that is four times greater than the average independent appraiser. The firm’s $3 million errors and omissions policy provides peace of mind when engaging staff appraisers and gives clients a sense of security when utilizing the firm’s services.