SterlingBackcheck and REVAA Create Innovative Appraiser Background Screening Solution

March 11th, 2015

Pay once for a background check that can be used multiple times

New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., (MARCH 11, 2015) – SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted background screening company, and the Real Estate Valuation Advocacy Association (REVAA), an industry trade association comprised of the nation’s leading appraisal management companies (AMC), have joined forces to save money for appraisers and promote continued homeowner safety.

“REVAA partnered with SterlingBackcheck to create an efficient, cost-effective system that benefits both appraisers and AMCs,” said REVAA Executive Director Mark Schiffman. “Through this relationship, we’re making it easier to do business with REVAA members while reducing the costs of obtaining multiple background checks.”

Appraisers and other real estate professionals are now able to use and reuse a single annual background check, which includes periodic updates, with any of the eight participating REVAA member companies. As an essential part of protecting consumer safety, background checks are increasingly required to ensure that homeowners are safe each time a valuation professional enters their home.

“Our organizations are committed to the safety and security of homeowners and those involved in valuing residential property,” said Clare Hart, president of SterlingBackcheck. “By partnering with REVAA, we are helping the industry meet the highest standards of homeowner safety.”

About SterlingBackcheck

SterlingBackcheck is one of the largest background screening companies in the world. Established in 1975, SterlingBackcheck is chosen by more than 25% of the Fortune 100, 20% of the FTSE 100 and more than 20,000 organizations to help them hire and retain the right people. As a global background screening leader, SterlingBackcheck employs almost 3,000 people in five countries and its team offers expertise in compliance, client experience and applicant experience. Connected by the world’s most advanced background check technology platform, SterlingBackcheck continuously reinvests in its business and its customers to ensure it remains a global leader. To learn more about SterlingBackcheck, please visit:

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The Real Estate Valuation Advocacy Association (REVAA) is a leading advocate and resource for the residential real estate valuation industry. REVAA members are residential Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs committed to setting the industry standard.  To learn more about REVAA, please visit:

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