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Residential Staff Appraiser (Valuation Specialist 1)

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. 

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. 

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. We focus on three key risk areas: credit risk, operational risk and market risk. We help our management and Board of Directors identify and monitor risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and take appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

Corporate Credit is responsible for independently overseeing the management of credit risk exposures (including monitoring and reporting on aggregate credit exposures across groups, legal entities, geographies, and jurisdictions) and the quality of credit risk management practices across the company. This oversight extends to all phases of a loan’s life cycle, including origination, underwriting, risk analysis, approval, documentation, boarding, monitoring, loss recognition, modification, and collection activities. Corporate Credit is responsible for delegating and/or removing credit and investment approval authorities to the lines of business.

More specifically, Corporate Credit develops, maintains and ensures adherence to enterprise-wide credit risk frameworks, policies, and procedures that are aligned with Board-approved risk appetite.

About Our Team

As the largest mortgage originator and servicer in the country, understanding the value of real estate is critical.  Real Estate Valuation Services (REVS) serves as an independent risk management function within Corporate Credit that:

  • Interprets appraisal regulation and sets Corporate Valuation Policy
  • Communicates with regulators  on pending and proposed regulations
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring that compliant valuation processes and practices are in place for all valuations across Wells Fargo
  • Leads the industry in real estate valuation processes and execution

This Wells Fargo position serves the appraisal department as a State Certified Appraiser with the ability to appraise all types of Residential property (1-4 units) at any transaction amount, competently perform all types of SFR, land and 2-4 unit appraisals which include full inspection, drive-by, desktop, and high end appraisal reviews all within local and remote geographic locations.  Competently know and understand how to use Wells Fargo MVT tool.  This position reports to the Residential Appraisal Team Leader.

This position requires compliance with all mortgage regulatory requirements and Wells Fargo's compliance policies related to these requirements including acceptable background check investigation results. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and required reporting of certain incidents.

Key Job Responsibilities (Essential Position Functions):

The Residential Appraiser Specialist is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Independently balances a mix of appraisal and review backlogs, determines scope of report needs, and performs appraisals while meeting quality, service and production expectations.
  • Appraises single-family residences, condominiums, construction to perm, acreage, 2-4 unit and vacant land regardless of transaction amount.
  • Completes exterior and interior inspections, full and desktop appraisals, and appraisal reviews - regardless of transaction amount.
  • Understands and adheres to USPAP, Wells Fargo appraisal standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Develops meaningful, supported, and accurate value opinions on all appraisals assignments.
  • Proficient in analyzing data using computer technology.
  • Analyzes and evaluates market trends and provides meaningful conclusions.
  • Solves complex appraisal problems using recognized appraisal methodology.
  • Maintains knowledge of technology to enhance field efficiency


Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of valuation experience
  • Certified Appraiser



Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate valuations and titles
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Ability to interact with integrity and a high level of professionalism with all levels of team members and management
  • Ability to provide strong customer service while processing complex transactions and performing extensive research to resolve complex customer issues
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good reporting skills



Other Desired Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge and experience performing High End SFR valuations and knowledge of local real estate market – (Alameda, CA and Contra Costa, CA)
  • Experience with Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Experience in leveraging automated valuation tools
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer technology, appraisal software, mapping software and County Record systems
  • FHA approved appraiser
  • Competency using Wells Fargo EVC/MVT tool
  • Ability to travel within territory


Job Expectations

  • Ability to drive up to 4 hours per day
  • Must have use of two hands or functional equivalent
  • Ability to climb up and down stairs
  • Ability to walk up and down sloped terrain and to bend
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Reliable transportation



Street Address

CA-Walnut Creek: 1499 N Main St - Walnut Creek, CA



Disclaimer


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.



Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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