Joshua Walitt is the principal consultant for Walitt Solutions. He provides short- and long-term consulting services related to valuation, education, review, and investigations. Clients include lending institutions, appraisers, appraisal management companies, attorneys, accountants, education providers, regulators, and others.
Based on over 20 years of experience, Walitt’s skillset includes appraisal, banking, regulations, policy, training, licensing, audit, and enforcement. His core goal is to foster clients’ efficiency, accuracy, compliance, and growth through sound reasoning and communication skills, appropriate methodology and technology, and proper oversight.
He writes for industry publications and speaks at events such as the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Conference, Appraisal Summit and Expo, Valuation Expo, Appraiser’s Conference and Trade Show, Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, and other client and industry conferences. Walitt designs seminars and continuing education courses for online and classroom delivery.
In 2013, he was the appraiser member of Colorado’s AMC Rulemaking Taskforce. In 2015, Walitt designed the Market Machine, a market analysis and modeling tool used by appraisers throughout the U.S. He has also provided valuation consulting for international applications. Walitt has been recognized as an expert witness in local and federal court.
Walitt holds the SRA & AI-RRS designations with the Appraisal Institute, is a member of the National Association of Appraisers (MNAA), holds a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) certificate, is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, is an Appraisal Institute approved instructor, and served on the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
Amanda Foth is the administrative analyst for Walitt Solutions. She works directly with AMC clients to assist with the monitoring and maintenance of their AMC licenses including preparing state license documentation and annual reports, communicating with state regulatory agencies and providing consultation services related to regulations.
Her appraisal experience makes her a natural fit in supporting appraisers and appraisal firms. She also works closely with Mr. Walitt in the development of a suite of CE and non-CE training courses for appraisers, AMCs, and other clients. As one of the forward-facing consultants working with clients, Amanda is adept at researching state statutes and rules and running point on special projects related to the credentialing process, panels, state notifications, and review work.
Amanda has over 25-years of experience in the property management and real estate appraiser field. She was a Certified General Appraiser in Northern Michigan who specialized in luxury residential and difficult-to-appraise commercial and residential properties. In 2008, she moved from direct appraisals and started writing for the real estate industry. Her work included developing several real estate agent and appraiser licensure courses and writing hundreds of teaching articles. Her knowledge and experience in so many different sectors of the real estate industry is a valuable resource for clients of Walitt Solutions.
PAMELA K. TEEL
Pam Teel is a policy and procedure specialist. As a consultant for Walitt Solutions, Pam works with appraisal management clients to develop and improve their policies and procedures to meet the requirements of state regulators and expectations of lenders.
She also assists Walitt Solutions with mentoring and training appraisers with the goal of not only meeting USPAP requirements but also in helping her students to understand the underlying concepts behind the standards and the benefits of implementing sound methods and techniques.
Pam is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Texas, an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and an IDECC Certified Distance Educator. Her current appraisal practice consists of education, mentoring, and consulting. Her previous appraisal experience includes appraising commercial, industrial, farm and ranch properties and residential homes in South Texas. She also held a position as a staff appraiser for the real estate appraisal department at a nation-wide lender, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of all departmental appraisal training. Prior to becoming a real estate appraiser, Pam was the Vice President of Operations for a commercial property management company that managed office buildings, shopping centers and apartment complexes.
Pam has been appointed by the State of Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board as a Mentor and currently serves as President of the Texas Association of Appraisers.
Wes McDaniel is an appraisal and valuation management specialist. For Walitt Solutions, Wes consults with appraisal management clients, appraisal firms, and individual appraisers.
Wes McDaniel has been a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser for over 35 years. He began his valuation career in a residential-and-commercial family firm, before joining Bank of America for almost 20 years, in their in-house residential appraisal department.
While there, Wes drove many innovations of their appraisal processes, including a national time-and-motion study with staff appraisers to identify best practices and improve appraisal turn times. He also sponsored and taught in the bank’s appraisal trainee program, which allowed dozens of bank employees to become appraisers. In the past 10-15 years, McDaniel has served as the chief appraiser in two national appraisal management operations, before returning to private residential and consulting practice in 2017.
While serving as a chief appraiser at larger firms, McDaniel authored AMC policy and supervised the appraisal compliance activities of both firms. This included training of staff for consistent, compliant execution, as well as representing the companies for onsite client audits of their operations.
Chris Shoemaker is an appraisal, appraisal management, and training specialist. For Walitt Solutions, Chris consults with appraisal management clients, appraisers, and appraisal firms.
Chris has over 35 years of real estate appraisal experience in a variety of roles including fee/staff appraiser, self-employed appraisal shop owner, and managing an appraisal department for a nationwide lender.
He has trained appraisal staff as well as providing seminars for various real estate and lending professionals including loan production, underwriting, and sales personnel. He has worked with secondary market players in the loan sale process and on rebuttals for repurchase demands.
Chris has worked with some of the pioneers applying the hybrid appraisal model to real-world appraisal situations. He has also been responsible for setting up compliance standards to meet USPAP, federal and state law, GSE, HUD and investor requirements in both appraisal and lending environments.
Walitt Solutions is not an appraisal management company and does not provide appraisal management services.
TESTIMONIALS & CLIENTS
Here's what our clients say
Shawn HMortgage company
Josh really cares about the quality of his work and is highly detail oriented. I highly recommend and endorse Josh as an expert.
Mark SChief Appraiser, lending institution
His work is of the highest quality, consistent, well-written and comprehensive, maintaining the highest standards and professionalism. Josh is always timely and often exceeds expectations.
Erika DReal estate professional
Each class offered by Mr. Walitt was well worth the time. His courses are organized and clearly presented, with the information adding to my skill set. In addition, he offers a sense of humor along with the material.
We were able to prevail due to Joshua's testimony. His testimony was clearly stated - the judge obviously found Joshua's testimony convincing... the court seemed transfixed on what he was saying.
Dennis EChairman, lending institution
Excellent performance. In our partners, we look for professionalism on the job and an ability to work with others. You possess these abilities and represent us very well. I consider you a great asset.
Brent GCounty government
I count Mr. Walitt among a small group that I rely on as an authority. He exhibits sound judgment, strong ethics and competency with a wide variety of properties. I find his decisions to be well-supported.
Siska HCornerstone Valuation
It was a pleasure having him ramp up the company's residential appraisal section. He is knowledgeable not only with rules and regulations but also with technology tools to efficiently solve problems.