Ordering an Appraisal

The Process

Requesting Appraisal Credentials

All appraisals are ordered through Mercury Network. To obtain an account, email a request for credentials to the JMAC Appraisal Desk at appraisalorder@jmaclending.com. You will receive your credentials within 24 hours of your request.

Once you have received your credentials, go to JMAC Lending Appraisal Portal https://jmaclendinginc.vmpclient.com/SignIn.aspx.

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Click Profile to change your temporary password.

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Next, click Password to update it.

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You will enter and confirm your new password.

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Submitting an Appraisal Order

Click on Orders to return to your pipeline and select New Order to submit your appraisal order.

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You will be able to choose any Appraisal Company of your choice.

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The Intent to Proceed Date is required. The borrower cannot pay for the appraisal until the Intent to Proceed has been provided on or after the date of the issued Initial Loan Estimate.

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If a loan officer or processor should receive order updates, enter their email address into the Additional Notification Recipients. Once all the required fields are completed, click Next to review the Appraisal Company’s order fee.

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The order fee shows the appraisal cost for each AMC under payment information. If this price is unsatisfactory, you can select a different Appraisal Company by clicking Back.

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Appraisal fees are subject to change and the fee sheets are located on our Appraisal page. If the order fee is blank, you will need to contact the JMAC Appraisal Desk to manually price for that AMC.

IMPORTANT: Corelogic will always require manual pricing.

Once you have selected an Appraisal Company, click Next to enter the credit card information.

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Ordering a VA Appraisal

You can submit your VA order directly through the VA portal, https://vip.vba.va.gov/portal/VBAH/Home. You will need to add JMAC Appraisal Desk at appraisalorder@jmaclending.com on the order, so they can receive a copy of the completed appraisal.

You can also submit your order through JMAC by completing the appraisal order form on page and emailing it to the JMAC Appraisal Desk at appraisalorder@jmaclending.com for review and processing.

Transferring an Appraisal

We only accept appraisal transfers for the following loan types:

  • Conforming Fixed Rate Loans with extra pricing hit of 0.375%
  • FHA/VA appraisals must be transferred if the appraisal is valid. 
    • A second appraisal can never be ordered to obtain a different value. 
    • The lender name is not relevant as long as the case number and property address match.
    • FHA does not require the name of the borrower 
      • If the original borrower falls out of escrow, the next FHA borrower can use the same appraisal if it is not expired.
    • VA require the name of Veteran borrower.

If requesting an appraisal transfer, email the following items to the JMAC Appraisal Desk at appraisalorder@jmaclending.com.

To JMAC Lending, Inc.

  • Signed Transfer Letter
  • AIR (Appraiser Independence Certification) Letter
  • Original Appraisal in PDF
  • Appraisal Invoice
  • XML Appraisal File (not required for VA)

From JMAC Lending, Inc.

  • Loan must be Cancelled prior to transfer
  • Lender name and person receiving appraisal

What's Next?

When your order is submitted, the JMAC Appraisal Desk will review your order same day for accuracy and compliance if submitted prior to 3pm. Orders submitted after 3pm Pacific will be considered received the next business day. During their review, they will contact the Loan Officer and Processor of any compliance delays or if any clarification is needed.

After compliance review, they will send the order to the appraisal company for acceptance and appraiser assignment. The appraisal company will also update the order due date with their current turn times. Appraisal turn times do vary between appraisal companies.

Once the appraiser reviews your order, they will request any clarification, additional documentation, or fee increases through Mercury. Fee increases will require approval prior to inspection. Next, the appraiser will contact the borrower to schedule the inspection.

To learn more about managing your appraisal order, please read Managing Appraisal Orders.

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