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Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services Introduces Pinnacle Desktop Appraisals

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services LLC, a player in the real estate appraisal industry, has launched its innovative product line, Pinnacle Desktop Appraisals. This service modernizes the appraisal process, offering a cost-effective solution that enhances efficiency, accuracy, and independence. 

Pinnacle Desktop Appraisals, a service provided by Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, caters to the needs of home equity lenders, fix and flip lenders, and bank default departments. This service leverages the expertise of real estate professionals who utilize state-of-the-art technology to collect appraisal data in a streamlined manner and use local appraisers. 

Its streamlined workflow and data collection technology is a differentiator for Pinnacle Desktop Appraisals.  Bifurcating the data collection and valuation process eliminates bias and enhances independence by ensuring that homeowners and appraisers never meet. By combining advanced technology with the skills of real estate professionals, this service offers quicker turnaround times and reduced costs without compromising quality. 

“We are thrilled to introduce Pinnacle Desktop Appraisals to the market,” said Michael Kirk, Chief Innovation Officer at Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services. “Our service not only meets the definition of an Appraisal under USPAP but also provides a seamless upgrade from an AVM to a Desktop. It offers flexibility in the forms, allowing for the inclusion of additional addendums such as rent schedules.” 

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, established in 2008, has been a trailblazer in the appraisal industry. As the country’s first licensed Appraisal Management Company (AMC), NPAS has consistently ranked number one in service, turn-time, and quality by both appraisers and clients. With a nationwide presence and a culture of excellence, NPAS continues to expand its coverage and strengthen its team. 

The company’s leadership includes Michael Kirk, a certified appraiser and Chief Innovation Officer, who brings over 25 years of experience in the real estate appraisal and lending industries. Chad Karol, a subject matter expert with 17 years of experience in the desktop and hybrid appraisal industry, contributes invaluable expertise to developing innovative appraisal products.  “We are proud of the evolution we have experienced since our inception,” added Kirk. “Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions, we have expanded our coverage and enhanced our collective culture and community.”