Michael Beresin, President
Prior to establishing Appraisal Trend, Michael Beresin spent 15 years with a Fortune 500 financial services company beginning as a staff appraiser and later held a variety of appraisal managements positions where he directed appraisal quality, training, service and production activities for several large eastern US states.
Michael is known as a training innovator with extensive experience in real estate appraisal techniques, market research and trend analysis. A creative problem solver, and an excellent quality control, service and productivity facilitator. Always organized and detail oriented.
He has the innate ability to evaluate and report property risk...especially important to portfolio and secondary market participants. Described by one LinkedIn endorser as being "one of the most ethical and passionate professionals that I have worked with in my 20 years..."
Michael grew up in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (Delaware County) and currently resides in West Chester. He lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for over 10 years and as a result understands a variety of Real estate market areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Appraisals for tax assessment appeals, divorce, estate as well as valuations for homeowners and realtors in need of a valuation for listing or purchase consideration, proven track record of improving appraiser efficiency, productivity, and quality; ability to find solutions to the toughest appraisal challenges; retrospective and prospective appraisals; training - facilitated 200+ appraisal and appraisal management presentation workshops; market research and trend analysis.
Michael has received a number of endorsements from LinkedIn. Below are just a sample.
"As you know, we were most satisfied with your (tax assessment appeal) services and the ease of the full process. I have shared our success with others. Our savings was about a third of the previous years total tax. Your value proposition was quite high. We achieved our desired savings, we learned more about the current selling prices of houses in our area and had no pain from the process. Sounds like a perfect textbook opportunity. Thanks for your help" Steve D. - West Chester
"We won our (tax assessment) appeal and were pleased with the result....Your service was thorough, prompt, well explained, professional and offered good value (any or all of which you may quote)." Jim S. - Chester Springs
“...Michael is one the best quality appraisal technicians in the industry. He is a creative problem solver and thoroughly investigates the property problem before he develops a solution. I highly respect Michael for his knowledge of appraisal industry standards, ability to understand real estate markets, practice proper comparable selection techniques, and evaluate risk. Michael is a student of appraisal - and always will be. His tenure, experience, knowledge, professionalism, and innovation in training others is exceptional. He is one of the most organized individuals and displays great administrative skills in getting the appraisal business done. He can balance quality, customer service, and productivity with the best. I highly recommend him - Michael is "top notch" in my book" - Robert Huffman, Senior Vice President - National Director, National Field Operations, and West Coast Director, Wachovia Corporation (colleague)
"I am hard pressed to find someone more organized and detail oriented then Michael. With his formative base of appraisal information, tech savvy and command of presentation, Michael was a constant source of data. Michael was counted upon to find solutions to the toughest problems and handled them with great care and attention to internal customer service. I am thankful for all the template, spreadsheet advice, and training he has given me over the past 10 years. Having Michael on your staff is a solid investment in a well rounded, ethical, dynamic team player" - Stephen Mroz, Risk Management National Loan Quality Review, World Savings/Wachovia (colleague)
“When describing the word professional, Michael Beresin comes to mind. His dedication to his work is always superior. I have known Michael for 10 years, and in that time I was inspired by his detailed work. I have learned much from him, and would be honored to work with him again...!” - Joanne Alvino, Operations Manager, World Savings (Colleague)
“Michael is one of the most ethical and passionate professionals that I have worked with in my 20 years in management. He has the unique ability to bring several people together for a common cause of satisfying the customer. His customer service skills are second to none and he never loses sight of this. I would recommend Michael to any organization searching for an excellent communicator who will be committed to their organizations goals for success. I would enjoy the opportunity to work with Michael again in the future.” - Carl Markman, Vice President, Mortgage Banking Executive, World Savings/Wachovia Mortgage (colleague)”
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