Compliance & Security

At Appraisal Innovations, our commitment to compliance is at the core of everything we do. We understand that the appraisal process is not just about valuing properties – it’s about ensuring fairness, accuracy, and adherence to the highest standards of ethical appraisal practices.



Our Approach to Eliminating Bias

In an industry where bias can have significant impacts, we’ve taken a proactive stance. We leverage state-of-the-art technology and advanced algorithms to analyze a vast array of data points. This methodical approach helps us identify and eliminate potential biases related to neighborhood demographics, comparable sales, and other factors that historically influenced property valuations unfairly.

Ensuring Compliance

Our approach to eliminating bias in appraisals incorporates advanced technologies and methodologies, aligning with various regulatory standards such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, ECOA Valuations Rule, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, Appraiser Independence Requirements, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). We conduct rigorous reviews and continuous training to maintain compliance​​.

Customized Compliance Rules and Checklists

Our system is equipped with a dynamic set of rules and checklists, meticulously designed to align with current regulations and ethical standards. We continuously update and tailor these guidelines to cater to the unique needs of each client, ensuring that every appraisal we handle meets not only our high standards but also the specific requirements of our clients.

In-depth Review Processes

Each appraisal undergoes a rigorous review process, overseen by our team of experienced professionals. This multi-layered approach incorporates both automated and manual review stages, ensuring thorough scrutiny and adherence to compliance standards.

Continuous Training and Education

We believe in the power of knowledge. Our appraisers and reviewers are continuously educated on the latest industry developments, legal requirements, and best practices. This commitment to ongoing training ensures that our team remains at the forefront of compliance and appraisal accuracy.

Transparency and Accountability

Transparency is key in building trust. Our processes are designed to be transparent, providing clear, detailed reports that clients can understand and trust. We maintain a high level of accountability in all our appraisals, ensuring that each valuation is justifiable and well-documented.

Commitment to Fair Lending Practices

Appraisal Innovations stands firm in its commitment to fair lending practices. By providing unbiased and accurate property valuations, we play a crucial role in promoting equality in the housing market. We help lenders, real estate agents, and homeowners navigate the complex world of property appraisals with confidence and peace of mind.

Robust Data Security

We understand the importance of safeguarding sensitive data. Our infrastructure, hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment, ensures data security through SOC-2 compliant datacenters, securely-hosted servers, and advanced network security protocols. Our application-level security measures include AES-256 encryption, role-based access, SSL-secured communication, and regular vulnerability testing. Our disaster recovery plan is designed to guarantee business continuity and data integrity, utilizing Microsoft Azure’s Geo Redundant Storage for real-time data replication and multiple backups across various locations​​.

Our Promise

We promise to deliver services that not only comply with legal standards but also uphold the principles of fairness and equality. Trust Appraisal Innovations to provide appraisal management services that are ethical, reliable, and of the highest quality.