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Residential Staff Appraiser- Austin, TX - Valuation Specialist 2

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Job ID 5568593
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Real Estate Valuation Services (REVS) is an independent Enterprise function in Wells Fargo. As such we are a business unit within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation.  Integrated operations organization works collaboratively and consistently across the company. The Chief Operating Office includes core operations functions for each of the lines of business under leaders who have joint reporting relationships. Including Front Line Control for each of the lines of business and enterprise functions, Strategy and Operations Planning, Sales Practices Oversight and Management, Enterprise Shared Services, Strategic Execution & Operations, Corporate Properties Group, Business Continuity and Resiliency, Enterprise Customer Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Real Estate Valuation Services, and Chief Administrative Office.

As the largest mortgage originator and servicer in the country, understanding the value of real estate, both commercial and residential, is critical.  Real Estate Valuation Services (REVS) serves as an independent risk management function within the Chief Operating Office 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

The Residential Staff Appraiser will:

  • Perform all aspects of complex and non-complex residential appraisal and appraisal review assignments which will include full-inspection walk-throughs, drive-by and desk assignments.
  • Complete or review appraisals ensuring reports are in compliance with regulatory and bank policy.
  • Assignments will focus on high dollar transactional assignments, and assignments with higher risk levels as designated by the business unit and will include SFR, land, and residential property (1-4 units) at any transactional amount.
  • Regularly meets quality standards and service expectations on assignments
  • Regularly demonstrates required valuation skill sets in appraisal development, reporting, and/or review
  • May require some supervision and coaching on complex assignments
  • Must be capable of managing business relationships involving internal partners within the context of specific assignments

Location: This role will be 100% remote, however, must sit in the Austin, Texas market area with secure stable internet access.

Salary range is determined by location of the job.
May be considered for a discretionary bonus

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of valuation experience
  • Certified Appraiser

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Residential Appraiser or higher
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision in a structured environment
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • High end residential valuation experience
  • Ability to achieve high production and quality standards
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to translate and present complex data in a manner that educates, enhances understanding, and influence decisions
  • Experience developing partnerships and collaborating with other business and functional areas
  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate valuations and titles

Other Desired Qualifications

•Expert knowledge and experience performing High End SFR valuations and knowledge of local real estate market
•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

Job Expectations

  • Ability to drive
  • 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
  • Ability to provide and work from a home office
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Salary Information

The salary range displayed below is based on a Full-time 40 hour a week schedule.

TX-Austin: Min: $60,400 Mid: $85,000 Max: $109,700

Street Address

TX-Austin: 100 Congress Ave - Austin, TX


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

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