Zillow’s strategic expansion beyond a traditional media model to offer a suite of marketing and business services to local professionals.
US Appraisal Group Named to Inc. 500 List
Interthinx and Decision Ready Partner on Servicing QC Initiative
Credit Repair Resources and OriginationPro Form Credit Repair Partnership
Credit Repair Resources and OriginationPro have announced that the two organizations have partnered in order to promote legitimate and compliant credit repair with marketing and training support to the mortgage and real estate industries. The partnership between the two entities will include industry and consumer training designed to educate par-
ticipants about consumer rights and how credit repair works. This training will reveal what actions are allowed from a legal perspective and what results can be expected. We will also educate professionals regarding how to overcome stigmas associated with the industry due to the widespread delivery of illegal or deceptive practices. Additionally, we will give our followers the marketing tools that will help industry participants deliver an effective message to consumers regarding the realities of credit restoration services. “We are very excited at the opportunity to serve the industry in this regard,” said Dave Hershman, cocontinued on page 10
MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2012
Interthinx and Decision Ready have announced an alliance to offer comprehensive quality control (QC) and quality assurance programs to the servicing industry. With mortgage servicers facing increasing scrutiny of their default management procedures and the upcoming Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement, servicers will need to increase their diligence in assessing and monitoring policy and regulatory compliance. Interthinx and Decision Ready Solutions have joined forces to bring a comprehensive quality control and forensic loan review program to the market. The collaboration will offer a compliance oversight program frame-
reflected in our decision to work closely with Decision Ready Solutions.”
Inc. Magazine ranked US Appraisal Group 319th on its 31st annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It was also ranked the 11th fastest growing real estate company in the country, and the 13th fastest growing company in the Chicago Metro area. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. With three-year growth at 1,177 percent, US Appraisal Group anticipates an exciting 2012-2013 cycle. “Over the past two years, we have brought on a number of significant accounts at US Appraisal Group,” said said Dione Spiteri, CEO and president of US Appraisal Group. “Our clients are often initially attracted to our company because we are exceptionally vigilant about maintaining the highest quality appraisal panel. We believe that everyone deserves to have a positive experience and our vision is to dramatically increase confidence in appraisal management. Our inclusion on the Inc. 500 list is just another testament to our clients’ satisfaction. We’re very excited about the direction we’re headed in.” To make the Inc. 500, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770 percent in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years.
work that will help servicers monitor process execution and compliance along the complete end-to-end default timeline. “Today’s mortgage servicers are required to conduct ongoing evaluations of internal processes using objective process review and quantify results via score cards. The newly launched Servicing QC offering allows servicers to review operational activity and objectively score the process on accuracy and policy conformance,” said Kevin Coop, president of Interthinx. “It also helps servicers make process adjustments based on real findings rather than relying on a subjective process. Our ongoing commitment to finding the right experts to assemble the best solution is