Appraisal Management

DFTC is a premier provider of third-party due diligence reports for commercial and corporate real estate.

DFTC can significantly reduce your valuation, appraisal review, and property condition inspection costs to the lender while protecting you from liability and loss. To learn more about the valuation services DFTC provides, see the menu below:

Commercial Evaluations
DFTC provides commercial evaluation services for small balance commercial loans, either on the standard DFTC Evaluation Form or on a lender-specific form, in states where these types of reports are permitted.* A standard evaluation from DFTC includes:
  • Subject Property Information
  • Subject Market Information
  • Subject Neighborhood Information
  • Three Closed Comparable Sales
  • Three Listing Comparable Sales
  • Estimated Market Price
Commercial Property Information Reports
For the situations, or markets, where an automated product may not be an option, DFTC provides the Commercial Property Information Report. These reports can be used by a lender to assist their in-house evaluators determine the condition of the property as well as derive their own estimate of market value for small balance commercial loans when an appraisal is not required. Completed by a real estate professional in the subject property’s market, the Commercial Property Information Report includes:
  • Subject Property Information
  • Subject Market Information
  • Subject Neighborhood Information
  • Three Closed Comparable Sales
  • Three Listing Comparable Sales
The report is accompanied by photographs of the subject property, as well as photographs of the closed comparable sales and listing comparable sales.
Commercial Appraisal Review Services
DFTC’ review services comply with the Federal Reserve’s direction regarding appraisal reviews. Our appraisers will review the original appraisal for compliance with USPAP/FIRREA compliance as well as lender-specific requirements as outlined in the engagement letter. The appraiser will provide an opinion of the quality of the appraisal, and will highlight any deficiencies in the report.
Commercial Property Condition Inspections
DFTC provides commercial property condition inspection services for small balance commercial loans, either on the standard CMBS Condition Inspection Form or on a lender-specific form. The inspection are performed by experienced property inspectors, and are available nationwide as either an interior/exterior inspection or as a drive-by. In addition, DFTC provides the SBA Site Inspection form.
Our property condition inspection provides key information regarding the subject property market, the site, and the overall physical appearance and condition of the subject property. The reports are accompanied by descriptive photographs of the subject property and the surrounding properties.