About Decorum Valuation Services

About our real estate company

Decorum Valuation Services was established by David and Erin Benton, a father-daughter duo who have over 28 years of real estate experience. We are a nationwide real estate valuation and appraisal management company headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland. At Decorum, we bring decades of experience to every client request. Our company’s strong fabric of performance-based professional valuation services reflects its commitment to providing an exceptional client experience and reports that are consistent, credible, and reliable.

At Decorum, our service rings true to our name. Unlike our competitors, we have good taste, propriety and etiquette. Providing accurate real estate valuations requires both incisive knowledge of local markets and strong process-based quality control to eliminate errors. We have the people, processes and technology necessary to fulfill the needs of lenders, servicers and investors nationwide. At Decorum Valuation Services, we meet every client’s request with unsurpassed due diligence and a commitment to customer service that delivers uncompromising quality without sacrificing speed.

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The best real state appraisal in Maryland.

Company compliance

Decorum Valuation Services is committed to meeting regulatory compliance guidelines and educating its staff, clients and appraisers on the necessary updates to ensure compliant quality appraisals. As a certified appraisal company we legally promise:

  • To never attempt to influence the development, reporting, result or review of the house appraisal report.
  • We were solely responsible for selecting, retaining the appraiser utilized and for providing payment of all compensation relating to the appraiser.
  • The appraiser is capable, competent, knowledgeable, and understands the minimum Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice required of performing appraisal assignments intended for mortgage lending purposes, as well as the market analysis required for the assignment.
  • The appraiser is geographically competent to perform appraisal assignments within the locality of the subject property.
  • That we did not, in any way, attempt to influence the appraiser regarding value.
  • The appraiser has verified that he/she has not been influenced in any way by us or any employee of the client stated in the appraisal report.
  • That if we believe or have evidence that the appraiser and/or stated client have violated any laws, or is otherwise engaging in unethical conduct, we shall promptly refer the matter to the applicable state and/or federal regulatory bodies.
  • That this appraisal was reviewed by our quality control department and meets our minimum appraisal quality standards.
  • This document certifies that the appraiser was independently engaged, that appraisal is free of improper influence, and that the borrower, homebuyer, and secondary mortgage market investors are receiving an independent property valuation.

Business Profile:

Since its launch, Decorum Valuation Services has become a full service real estate appraisal management company offering turnkey methodologies to the appraisal process, from inception to final completion to give you the most accurate home values in the MD market. Decorum Valuation Services continues to grow but remains committed to taking the appraisal process from ordinary to extraordinary while guaranteeing both appraiser objectivity and the delivery of superior appraisals. Headquartered in Ellicott City, MD, Decorum Valuation Services currently services Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia and continues to grow steadily, while making sure our clients continue receiving superior service.

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Mission Statement & Vision Statement

At Decorum Valuation Services it is understood that appraisals motivated by lower fees are the cause of low quality and inaccurate appraisals. As a result, Decorum is dedicated to providing a practice through which clients obtain an appraised value determined by trained professionals who utilize independent judgment and expertise. In doing so, Decorum takes pride in their dependability, customer satisfaction, and capability to build and preserve resilient, positive relationships at every level – while only working with the most skilled, professional hand-picked real estate appraisers in the industry.

Decorum Valuation Services offers valuations and valuation consulting that provides clients with accurate, actionable real estate information for mortgage refinancing, REO, primary and secondary mortgages, employee relocation, real estate planning, mortgage refinancing and litigation defense. The company also provides flood certification and automated valuation model (AVM).

We here by CERTIFY

that the above referenced appraisal report was completed in compliance with the appraisal independence standards and the FHA regulations governing the real estate appraisal process

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– There was no attempt to influence the development, reporting, result or review of the appraisal report.

– We were solely responsible for selecting, retaining the appraiser utilized and for providing payment of all compensation relating to the appraiser. The appraiser is capable, competent, knowledgeable, and understands the minimum Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice required of performing appraisal assignments intended for mortgage lending purposes, as well as the market analysis required for the assignment. Furthermore, the appraiser is geographically competent to perform appraisal assignments within the locality of the subject property.

– We certify that we did not in anyway attempt to influence the appraiser in anyway regarding value. The appraiser has verified that he/she has not been influenced in anyway by us or any employee of the client stated in the appraisal report.

– If we believe or have evidence that the appraiser and/or stated client have violated any laws, or isotherwise engaging in unethical conduct, we shall promptly refer the matter to the applicable state and/or federal regulatorybodies.

– We certify that this appraisal was reviewed by our quality control department and meets our minimumappraisal quality standards.This document certifies that the appraiser was independently engaged, that appraisal is free of improper influence, and the borrower, home buyer, and secondary mortgage market investors are receiving an independent property valuation.

Our primary focus

is to treat our clients well, be professional, and use the experiences we've gained from nearly 30 years in this quickly changing and fast-paced industry.

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