Supervisory Appraiser, Orange County (CA)

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Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, faster—and most importantly—more accessible for everyone. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better:

  • Right now we’re funding over $3 billion in home loans per month
  • We’ve funded over $14 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in insurance
  • We ranked #1 in the U.S. on LinkedIn's Top Startups 2020
  • We ranked #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Financial Services 2020
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • We were listed to Forbes’ FinTech 50 2020
  • And #15 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date 

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. 

A Better opportunity:

Better.com is seeking Supervisory Appraisers 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.

Supervisory Appraisers will be responsible for supervising Appraiser Trainees within their specific geographical area, while having expert knowledge of appraisal practice. 

In addition to other benefits listed below, Supervisory Appraisers will receive:

  • Reimbursement of all business related expenses including office supplies, appraisal software package, data sources, mileage, continuing education classes and renewals
  • Company issued laptop provided and laser measuring device available by request
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  • Steady work flow

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise 1-3 Appraiser Trainees (coursework completed through Better University) within a specified geographic area through field work and coaching/review meetings 
  • Oversee the completion of real estate appraisals by your assigned Appraiser Trainees in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and in compliance with federal and state laws
  • Supervise Appraiser Trainees to complete expected number of appraisals per month within required turnaround times
  • Collaborate with the Appraisal Service and Review Appraisal teams to provide status updates on assigned appraisals via multiple modes of communication
  • Participate in and provide feedback on new appraisal pilots instituted by Better and our partners
  • Attend leadership and manager training through Better University
  • Complete real estate appraisals on behalf of the company as needed
  • Represent Better with the utmost level of professionalism, ethics, and integrity

About you:

  • Certified Residential or Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in good standing
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and work under time pressure
  • Adept at working with minimal supervision while exercising independent and sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a customer service mentality

Bonus points for:

  • Being approved to complete FHA and VA appraisals

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 [email protected]. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

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Location

5 Park Plaza, Irvine, CA 92662

An Insider's view of Better.com

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The work life balance here at better is great! My schedule is always consistent and my management team is very flexible when time off is needed. Having unlimited paid time off is very helpful when you need a personal day, time off for a holiday or just need some time for vacation.

Jessica Mendez

Processing Expert

What does your typical day look like?

As a Loan Consultant Associate, I communicate with borrowers daily to guide them through the biggest transaction of their lives- their mortgage transaction! This includes going over their application, rate options, and ensuring they’re familiar with the Better process. I ensure that all my borrowers feel taken care of and at ease with the process.

Mak Bonakdar

Loan Consultant Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

Borrower-Centric Mindset! Closers need to be able to connect with the borrowers and help guide them through the conclusion of this transaction which for most people is one of the largest transactions of their lives.
Creative Problem Solvers- Closers need to think outside the box to solve issues and get the file closed.

Derek Steel-Waas

Closing Expert Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is really warm and inviting. We have lunch together, do happy hours in the office, and celebrate birthdays!
Our open office space allows for a lot of interdepartmental collaboration and everyone is always willing to help each other out. I feel lucky to say that I can truly call my coworkers my work family!

Anna Anthony

Client Success Manager

What are Better.com Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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