Identify and establish best practices for appraisal stakeholders and consumers of appraisals. The Best Practices Committee will also develop methods to disseminate the information throughout the housing industry.
Meet The Chairs
Dennis began working in Real Estate in 1984 as a Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Specialist for First National Mortgage Company. After 10 years, he transitioned into the tech industry, serving as Manager and CIO for several networking companies. In 1999 he returned to Real Estate and started Bertrand & Associates, which he grew into a successful Appraisal Company. Dennis joined forces with Anthony and the team at Apple Appraisal, Inc. becoming a partner of the company in 2004. Today, Dennis oversees the operations and keeps the company current with Appraisal technology. He is actively involved with the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, and is a member of the Collateral Risk Network.
Teri Zarate is Chief Appraiser at Pro Teck Valuation Intelligence. In her current role, Teri is being the company’s most senior internal and external resource for all things quality. She leads the Quality Control team, coaches, and motivates her team of staff appraisers. Teri assures the guidelines and best practices are being championed by overseeing robust auditing programs. She will deliver on process quality improvements and drive positive results to the bottom line and leading customer experience and performance. Teri utilizes her experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become an issue.
Teri is a Certified Residential Appraiser maintaining licenses in Utah and Arizona and is a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute. She grew up in Salt Lake City area building and maintaining a successful appraisal business for nearly 15 years. Teri transitioned to Default Mortgaging Servicing in 2008 before moving into AMC services in 2011. She moved to Arizona in 2012 with her husband Alex to join two daughters that were already living in the Valley of the Sun.
Over that past couple of years, Teri has purchased and remolded two Phoenix homes, developing a passion for home improvement projects and design. She epitomizes integrity, energy, commitment, passion, and fun. In her spare time, Teri enjoys the outdoors and loves to RV around the west coast. She enjoys kayaking, bike riding, cooking, and music.