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Acquisition expands the national appraisal management firm’s customer base, number of appraisers and geographical footprint; adds appraisal education seminars


Irvine, CA, October 17, 2017– Consolidated Analytics, an appraisal management company and full-service mortgage advisory firm, announces the acquisition of PCA Appraisal Management, Inc., which provides real estate appraisal services.  PCA CEO Jim Reno will join Consolidated Analytics as vice president of business development and training, and his popular mortgage appraisal education seminars will be given a national platform at Consolidated Analytics.


“We’re excited to welcome Jim Reno and PCA’s clients to Consolidated Analytics,” said Rudy Zabran, COO of Consolidated Analytics. “Jim’s extensive experience in mortgage appraisal management adds great value to our company, as do his educational seminars on the appraisal process.”


Reno is a Certified/FHA Appraiser with 20 years of industry experience.


“I’m extremely pleased to join forces with Consolidated Analytics,” Reno said. “We’ve been friendly competitors for years. Combined, I believe we will lead the industry in customer satisfaction. I also welcome the opportunity to use Consolidated Analytics’ national platform to expand our education program and enhance service to our lender customers.”


Reno’s educational seminars are designed for anyone in the mortgage, appraisal, AMC or real estate industries.  Initially the classes were given largely to wholesale and retail lenders, but Reno saw that real estate agents would also greatly benefit from them as well.  “Today, many loan officers see the classes not only as a great educational tool, but also as a way of gaining the trust of real estate agents,” Reno said. The two classes currently being offered are “Dealing with Low Appraisal Values,” which guides participants through the rebuttal process, and “The ABCs of AMCs,” a class designed to answer the most pressing questions in the appraisal business.


The educational seminars can be given at lenders or real estate firms anywhere in the U.S.