Dart Appraisal Becomes Appraisal Management Company to Certified Credit Reporting, Inc. and Its Affiliates (Certified Companies)

Troy, MI, October 16, 2014 - Dart Appraisal today announced it will become the appraisal service provider for Certified Credit Reporting, Inc., and its Affiliated Companies (Certified Companies), a nationwide provider of information in the credit reporting industry.

The service provider agreement entered into with Dart Appraisal is part of a strategic product expansion of services and products to be offered by the Certified Companies as part of its service portfolio, which includes, among other things, an extensive line of mortgage, commercial, employment and tenant reporting products and services. The Certified Companies introduction of real estate appraisal services is designed to better serve its wide client base in the lending industry. As a leading AMC, Dart Appraisal will provide clients of Certified Companies with a comprehensive suite of fully compliant and warranted valuation products.

"We are excited to retain Dart Appraisal to assist our companies in continuing to offer the best and most innovative solutions in our industry to our clients," said Lucy Kereta-Block, CEO of the Certified Companies. "With over 50 years of combined experience in the mortgage space, we know what it takes to provide the best value and service to our customers."

"We have the proven ability to execute in the marketplace, supported by a strong commitment to customer service and the technology to handle the business flow," said Michael Dresden, president of Dart Appraisal. "Our partners rely on our infrastructure capabilities, independent status and 20 years of experience as a best in class AMC. We are excited to work with Certified Credit Reporting and we look forward to building a long-term relationship with them and their clients."

Dart Appraisal and Certified Companies will both exhibit at the Mortgage Banking Association's Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 19 - 22, 2014. Visit Dart Appraisal in Booth 550 and Certified Companies in Booth 236 at the Mandalay Bay resort.

Certified Credit Reporting, Inc. (CCR) was founded in 1984 and has established itself as a nationwide leader in the credit information industry. It has consistently been the goal and focus of Certified Credit Reporting, Inc., and its affiliated companies to offer its customers the most comprehensive line of mortgage, commercial, employment and tenant reports in the industry.

Named one of the 50 Best Mortgage Service Providers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2014, 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.