THE MOUNTAINSEED STORY
MountainSeed is the result of a long-time business partnership and friendship between David Green and Carl Streck. Before starting MountainSeed, David and Carl owned, developed and managed real estate. Their first client was a community bank needing help with their appraisal process. Out of that challenge, MountainSeed was born.
In the beginning, there were two separate entities - Mountainseed Advisors and MountainSeed Appraisals. The third member of MountainSeed’s leadership trio started when David and Carl asked for help from a lawyer, Nathan Brown, to organize the companies and guide them through compliance hurdles.
Today Carl and David are grateful to have a company that has been recognized as the best appraisal management company to work for and one of the top appraisal management companies overall. MountainSeed is dedicated to valuing its people, their families and their community.
$3 Billion Mid-West Bank
“MountainSeed has always been great to work with. Also, when a quick response is needed, they work hard to respond accordingly.”
$2 Billion Southeast Bank
“After finding MountainSeed, they explained the platform, services, and provided our team with the personnel and resources to do all the appraisal bidding and follow-ups at almost no cost to the bank. It was a perfect fit, at the perfect time.”
$1 Billion Mid-Atlantic Community Bank
“Mountainseed is responsive to our requests and provides great customer service. We are especially impressed with Terry Bowditch, Chief Appraiser, as he provides strong technical support through his vast knowledge and experience.”
$360MM Southeast Community Bank
“It became too much internally for myself to handle on top of the credit approvals, annual reviews, etc. so we reached out to MountainSeed. They helped take over that part of the process and it’s helped us tremendously.”
$1 Billion East Coast Bank
“MountainSeed continues to provide great feedback and quality work (to our bank).”
$5 Billion West Coast Bank
“We were able to eliminate a full-time reviewer position with the use of MountainSeed, with improved review delivery times and no reduction in review quality per our regulatory exam.”
$6.8 Billion Southeast Community Bank
“It’s just been a big relief for us. It’s been great having a dedicated account manager to talk with and work with if we have any questions or need help making any decisions. They anticipate the needs of the appraiser and request the information they will need to complete the appraisal accurately and compliantly.”
$1 Billion South West Bank
“We met them in-person to make sure our structures and values were the same because we saw this transition as a true partnership. We have not been disappointed.”
$1.3 Billion West & Mid-Atlantic Bank
“Our favorite part of partnering with this team is by far the service and turnaround times. With HAB Bank each file is on a different step everyday, so I’m really happy that I never get stuck on the MountainSeed step.”
$300MM Southwest Bank
“We’ve really enjoyed MountainSeed's review process & it’s taken a huge burden of time away from us so we can get everything else in order"
$790MM Southwest & Southeast Community Bank
“It gives us confidence since we aren’t appraisers by trade.”
MEET THE TEAM
Senior Appraisal Team
Each of our commercial appraisers has on average 30 years of experience in appraisals and finance. We hire experienced professionals who you can trust.
Over half of our business is commercial real estate appraisals. Most other companies claim they are commercial but nearly 100% of their business is residential.
Hold Top Designations
Approximately 60% of our team of appraisers have received our industry's highest designations, which verifies our team is intelligent and has a high regard for ethics.
We offer credible, secure reviews that over 300 financial institutions use every day. Our long-standing relationships are a testament of our dedication to client success.
Over 2,800 financial professionals currently use our system to oversee their nationwide appraisal management process. Get an instant snapshot of all progress.
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2017 APPRAISAL BENCHMARK REPORT
Evaluate turn times, appraisal cost, and see how you stack up against the competition in both the residential and commercial markets with our latest report.