TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - In accordance with new Virginia state law, Dart Appraisal announces it has become one of the first licensed appraisal management companies (AMCs) authorized to operate in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board.

Effective February 1, 2015, the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board will begin licensing and regulating all AMCs in Virginia, detailing the definitions, qualifications, fees, and standards of practice and conduct for AMCs operating within the state. According to Section 54.1-2021.1 of the Code Virginia, "No person shall engage in business as an appraisal management company without a license issued by the Board."

Dart Appraisal, a leading national AMC, is licensed nationwide in accordance with all state regulations. "Compliance is a key component of our business model, and we take pride in remaining at the forefront of all licensing and regulation requirements throughout the industry," said Michael Dresden, executive vice president of Dart Appraisal. "Our clients rely on us to stay current and to ensure their compliance throughout the mortgage appraisal process."

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was signed into law on July 21, 2010, and requires that appraisal management companies "register with and be subject to supervision by a state appraiser certifying and licensing agency in each state in which such company operates." To comply with this requirement, the Virginia General Assembly recently authorized AMC licensure in Virginia.

Named one of the 50 Best Mortgage Service Providers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2014 and 2015, Dart Appraisal is an independently-owned, nationwide Appraisal Management Company (AMC) founded in 1993. For two decades, the company has built a reputation of superior customer service combined with innovative technology to deliver accurate and timely residential appraisals. Thousands of orders are tracked in real time using a proprietary order management platform designed and maintained by Dart Appraisal. With a singular focus on appraisal management, Dart Appraisal has developed a direct relationship with both appraisers and clients. The company manages a nationwide appraiser panel that requires appraisers to meet stringent quality standards to ensure local competence and reliable appraisals.

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Michelle Gimbutis
Associate Marketing Manager
Ph: 248.244.1013