Get to know Lauren Willis
Lauren Willis – Founder and Owner
President and founder of LR Appraisals, Lauren Willis has a proven commitment to completing assignments of all residential types with a high level of involvement, knowledge, and professionalism. Assignments include all levels of property types from small bank owned properties to large water front estates. Over the years she has visited countless homes to appraise properties for estate planning, tax appeals, PMI removal, divorce settlements, bank owned, short sale listings, primary and secondary mortgages, valuation of “stigmatized” property, a date in the past, the value effect on properties with new or existing external conditions, (i.e., new construction of commercial buildings in the neighborhood), valuation of improvements to the home and more.
Established in 2006, LR Appraisals is a family owned business that provides appraisal, consulting and training services on residential property throughout the state of Connecticut. Clients include local banking institutions, Appraisal Management Companies, law firms, consulting firms, real estate firms, Fannie Mae, HUD and individuals. With a certified staff, approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), LR Appraisals is known for their professionalism, neutral valuation perspective and integrity, providing their clients with excellence benchmarked in the profession. LR Appraisals is committed to customer service. Our goal is to provide our customers with a quality product in a timely fashion.
Ms. Willis completed her state Certification in 2006 and has been in the appraisal business since 2004. She continues to take appraisal course work to enhance her expertise of the appraising business and to keep abreast of all Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) regulations and industry standards; successfully completed all state exams and yearly USPAP courses. Ms. Willis has been approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to perform federally insured mortgages and has recently completed her Connecticut state required education to obtain her Real Estate Salesperson license.
Experienced in insurance and an entrepreneurialship
Ms. Willis brings a keenness and in depth knowledge of business practices and to the appraisal service developed in thirty year career in financial analysis within the insurance industry of for twenty years and owner of several small business including starting and operating a computer networking business, bookkeeping business and temporary personnel business. Ms. Willis knows the importance of managing and reporting property values prudently with integrity and attention to details. Ms. Willis is a member of the National Association of Appraisers, The Appraiser’s Club and many Appraiser forums.