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Appraiser Trainee (LA County)

Company: Better
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Here Are Some Interesting Facts To Help You Get To Know Better

Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

  • From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage through Better Cover and Better Settlement Services, the insurance divisions of Better
  • Ranked #1 on LinkedIn's Top Startups List for 2020 and 2021
  • Ranked #2 on Fortune's Best Companies for Millenials 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces for Women 2021
  • People Magazine Companies that Care 2021
  • Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces 2021
  • Top Women Originators 2021
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • Better has raised over $400M in equity capital since inception
    Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do. We are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We encourage individual potential rather than years of experience. We see the value in each person's perspective, and recognize their talents, regardless of what the market says. We believe it's important to nurture a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion-from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

    Better is a family of companies. Better Mortgage Corporation provides home loans; Better Real Estate, LLC provides real estate services; Better Cover, LLC provides homeowners insurance policies; and Better Settlement Services provides title insurance services.

    A Better Opportunity

    Better is growing and we're looking for a Trainee Appraiser to join our Direct Engagement Panel team. The Direct Engagement Panel team is responsible for decreasing the turnaround times of appraisals while providing an excellent experience for our borrowers with our best in class appraiser panel. Beyond producing high-quality appraisals and managing priorities, our goal is to streamline the process and ultimately reduce the cost of homeownership in America while creating an exceptional borrower experience. If you're looking to make an impact alongside a collaborative team that's transforming the homeownership industry, check us out.

    The Trainee Appraiser will be provided with their requisite appraisal coursework and a supervisory appraiser. We know finding a supervisor is the biggest hurdle to breaking into the field. Therefore, we are making it really easy for you to get started in your new career. In return, we are looking for an unparalleled appraisal experience for our customers. As a Better trainee, you would be the only face of Better.com that our customers ever see. We are looking for people who will represent us well. High quality, high service and speed are a must.

    What You'll Do As a Trainee Appraiser
    • Attend Better University to complete all Appraiser coursework.
    • Complete real estate appraisals with your assigned Supervisory Appraiser in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and compliant with Federal and State laws.
    • Perform expected and agreed upon number of appraisals per month within required turnaround times.
    • Collaborate with the Direct Engagement Panel Appraisal Service team and Review Appraisal team to provide status updates on assigned appraisals via multiple lines of communication.
    • Participate in and provide feedback on new appraisal pilots instituted by Better and our partners.
    • Represent Better with the utmost level of professionalism, ethics, and integrity.
    • All business related expenses include office supplies, appraisal software package, data sources, mileage, continuing education classes and renewals.
    • Company issued laptop, iPad, cell phone, laser measuring device
    • Steady work flow
    • Expectation is to become a Certified Appraiser in 1 year.
      What The Ideal Candidate Looks Like
      • Associate's degree or higher.
      • Proven ability to prioritize, work under time pressures, work with minimal supervision, while exercising independent and sound judgment.
      • Excellent communication skills.
      • Excellent customer service mindset
        Better is requiring all US employees to be fully vaccinated in order to go into the office. Our priority is first and foremost the safety of our employees and we require COVID-19 vaccination to help ensure their safety in the workplace. Please note that Better will offer a reasonable accommodation process for employees who are not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

        The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.
        • We do what's in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
        • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
        • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
        • We act like owners, not just employees
        • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us
        • We optimize for mission, not ego
          Our mission speaks for itself-we continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We've joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank, and our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, Ally Bank, and others have invested in our vision for what homeownership can be.

          Better Benefits & Compensation

          Our total rewards package consists of base salary, equity, benefits, and opportunity for yearly cash bonus. Some of our benefits include:
          • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits. Think medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more.
          • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
          • Robust wellbeing offerings that allow you unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more.
          • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
          • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service.
          • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan.
            Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to candidateexperience@better.com. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person's merit, business needs, and role requirements.

            California Consumer Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants

            Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Better is required to inform California residents who are our job applicants or prospective talent (together "job applicants") about the categories of personal information we collect about you and the purposes for which we will use this information. The notice contains disclosures required by the CCPA and applies only to personal information that is subject to the CCPA.

Keywords: Better, Los Angeles , Appraiser Trainee (LA County), Other , Los Angeles, California

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