I'm really excited to share the new logo for PSFI
Thursday, December 15, 2016
You get to see some pretty cool stuff in the field services industry so I thought I'd share. If you need field inspections done feel free to contact me.
View from Queen Anne area condo
A view of under the Hwy 99 bridge in Seattle
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I'm excited to announce that PSFI will also be partnering with Millennium Information Services Inc., a well known and professional company within the field services industry.
From their website:
"At Millennium Information Services, our people and our technology empower you to make decisions that go beyond numbers alone — to drill down and turn raw data into actionable information.
It all starts with the most rigorous, thorough inspection system in the industry. That then feeds into a powerful, intuitive processing platform that provides you with data capture, validation, risk assessment, data analytics and far more. Allowing you to better identify both individual risks and aggregate trends, spot internal underwriting shortcomings and pinpoint opportunities for improvement, we give you the visibility that enables you and your team to make informed underwriting decisions that have a real impact on your bottom line."
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
At the very foundation of PSFI is a network of national leaders in the field services industry. From mortgage related inspection clients to documenting vehicle damages and helping people with a fast insurance turnaround through timely and well documented inspections... Puget Sound Field Inspections is here to help.
Please take a glance at who our new partners are and read a little bit about them!
National Vendor Management Services
From their website,
"NVMS, Inc. is a national company offering a full range of inspection services for the Mortgage, Banking, Commercial and Residential Property, Construction and Insurance Industries.
Our Network of over 30,500 highly trained and professionally certified inspectors and field reps across the United States can ensure that all of your inspections needs are performed with precision. Each one of our inspection services can be customized to meet your exact specifications.
The NVMS management team has over 37 years of cumulative industry experience and is proud to count many Fortune 100 clients to our portfolio of satisfied clientele."
From their website,
“ComplyTraq, LLC is a joint venture between MicroBilt Corporation, premier provider of decision critical data and credit industry veteran and attorney, Oscar Marquis. The company provides robust FCRA compliance, credentialing, audit and training services to the credit and data industries. Oscar Marquis, who worked at Trans Union for almost 25 years with 15 years as General Counsel, is a partner at Oscar Marquis & Associates, law firm (www.omarquislaw.com).
The joint venture was formed to serve the growing need for compliance and auditing within an industry that is under increasing pressure for state and federal regulation related to FCRA issues. Through the combined experience of MicroBilt teamed with Marquis and as regulation increases, the joint venture assists organizations with compliance and auditing.
MicroBilt Corporation has served the credit industry since 1978 offering data access most recently through their flagship website at www.CreditCommander.com. MicroBilt’s experience in compliance verification including site surveys, audit procedures as well as FCRA, GLBA, DPPA and credit bureau requirements, partnered with Marquis’ knowledge, creates a comprehensive resource for compliance guidance.”
Douglas-Guardian Services Corporation
From their website,
“Douglas-Guardian’s mission is to provide accurate, timely and cost effective inventory and equipment verification and collateral management services to financial institutions and others engaged in the secured financing business. We strive to provide service of the highest quality while reducing costs to our customers through the application of value-added technology and economies of scale.”
Fom their website,
“WeGoLook is changing the way businesses and individuals collect or verify information to make decisions while getting more done. With the click of a button, one of our 30,000+ Lookers can be dispatched at a moment's notice to collect real-time data, photos or video and complete tasks on your behalf.
From automotive and property inspections to insurance claims, notary services, and auction item verification, WeGoLook puts an immense mobile workforce at your fingertips. Our platform combines mobility plus manpower to serve as your feet on the street, delivering real time, efficient solutions customized to fit your business or personal needs.”
Sunday, December 11, 2016
I'm proud to announce that Puget Sound Field Inspections will be partnering with a well established company in the mortgage field services industry, National Field Representatives.
National Field Representatives provide their clients with a range of services from natural disaster inspections and vacant property inspections to property preservation services and broker price opinions (BPO).
Partnering with a company that has over 30 years of experience is an important part in growing Puget Sound Field Inspections and I look forward to doing business with them.
From their website:
"National Field Representatives, Inc. has built its reputation on more than 30 years of proven experience in Mortgage Field Services. NFR was formed in 1989 when we purchased the assets of two companies, Old West Services and Representatives of New England, with 15 years prior experience. Since then, we have built one of the strongest national networks of pre-screened, pre-qualified contractors in the field services industry. Managed by our experienced staff, this network and our service offerings are structured to easily adjust to diverse requirements of mortgage servicers nationwide."
I'm happy to announce that Puget Sound Field Inspections will be partnering with a national leader in the field services industry, Collateral Specialists Inc.
From their "about" page:
"CSI was founded in 1995 under the ideal that effective communication with its customers is as important as the inspection itself. CSI operates from three offices across the country. The corporate headquarters is located in Novato, California. Operations offices are located in Houston, Texas and Walnutport, Pennsylvania. Collateral Specialists’ management team has an average of twenty years of experience in the collateral management industry.
CSI’s 550 field employees are professional inspectors that bring with them a myriad of experience, skills and insight. Many of the representatives have been involved in commercial lending and wholesale financing, which allows them to offer a unique perspective to each inspection. The experience in the field is mirrored by a team of industry experts in the office as well. CSI’s account managers and operations supervisors have a wealth of field experience which creates a synergy between the scheduling, quality control and training processes. This coalition of individuals working together provides CSI’s customers all the luxuries of being on site without the inherent costs."
I look forward to assisting Collateral Specialists Inc. in providing their clients the very best customer service and professional reports in Washington State.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Here's the scenario... You've scheduled a final appointment with a client who's looking to get a business loan of a substantial amount. His credit check came back fine, he's professional and well spoken, his business plan looks sound, you've even met his wife.
As part of his application he listed a rare classic sports car as collateral. You have a copy of the registration and everything looks on the up and up., and then...
His business fails like most new businesses. Loan payments stop and he wont return your phone calls. The collection process begins and you learn that during the application process his "priceless baby" was sold! You didn't see it because the title transfer and proof of sale went through shortly after the loan was issued.
You were suckered. He got your loan and he got the funds from the sale of the car.
Luckily, this type of scenario is fairly rare, but it does happen and it can easily be avoided with a simple and affordable collateral verification inspection.
When you hire me to conduct the inspection I will meet with the client and document the existence and quality of the collateral. Evidence that can be vital in court as well as property seizure actions.