Eric Collinsworth, owner of Appraisal Advisory Associates, LLC and co-owner of Valuation Compliance Services, LLC has been actively involved in the appraisal industry since 2004. He received the Certified Residential Appraiser designation in 2006. For the first 4 years of his appraisal career, he worked exclusively on residential property appraisal in the Middle Tennessee area, with a focus on OREO and high-end properties. Since 2008, he has worked for and with community banks in Tennessee and throughout the Eastern United States. He served in a supervisory role for a multi-billion dollar financial institution headquartered in Middle Tennessee and was responsible for developing compliance forms, appraisal policies, appraisal reviews, appraisal training, and market analyses, as well as the management of the day to day operations of the appraisal department. In October 2011, Eric formed Appraisal Advisory Associates, LLC in order to share his growing knowledge and expertise and to fill a need he recognized within smaller community banks for sound advice relating to the regulatory changes in the real estate valuation portion of the industry. He works closely with community bankers associations in many states to provide training on how to apply the regulatory requirements and guidelines for the real estate valuation process. In 2014, Valuation Compliance Services, LLC was created in order to provide appraisal and evaluation review services to a growing client base. Eric also works closely with a Nashville based appraisal management company to provide full appraisal management services to community banks.