Class Valuation Launches Class Union, a Dedicated Division Catering to Credit Union Clients
TROY, Mich., Dec. 7, 2023 – Class Valuation, a leading real estate appraisal management company, announced today the launch of Class Union, a specialized division committed to serving the unique needs of credit union clients. This strategic initiative comes on the heels of Class Valuation’s 2023 acquisitions of Incenter Appraisal Management and TrUnion Appraisal Services — both companies renowned for their expertise in valuations tailored to credit unions.
Heading up the Class Union division is industry veteran Sally Carothers, bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the credit union and valuation spaces. Carothers joined Class Valuation via the acquisition of TrUnion, where she served as president and CEO. Well-respected for her strategic vision and deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by credit unions, she now steps into the role of executive vice president, leading the Class Union division.
“There is no other AMC that has this dedicated resource of valuation experts actively advocating for credit unions, their members, and community of appraisers,” Carothers said. “We’re thrilled to offer this stand-alone division that will provide credit unions with member-centric service from start to finish in the appraisal process.”
Class Union recognizes that credit unions operate differently from their lender counterparts, requiring a more intentional, customized service model. The division is also highly cognizant of the regional, member-centric nature of credit unions. With the knowledge of credit unions’ emphasis on community, loyalty, and service, Class Union is set up to offer just that.
Class Union is also poised to deliver unparalleled value to credit union clients by leveraging Class Valuation’s advanced valuation technology and expansive coverage. Clients can expect to benefit from modern appraisal solutions that streamline processes, enhance accuracy, and provide a better experience for all stakeholders.
“We are excited to introduce Class Union as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our credit union clients,” Class Valuation CEO John Fraas said. “With the integration of Incenter and TrUnion, the expertise of Sally Carothers, and our cutting-edge technology, we are confident that Class Union will set new standards in providing credit unions with the valuation solutions they need to thrive.”
One of Class Union’s strengths lies in continuing Class Valuation’s commitment to client relationships, as evidenced by the company already boasting over 400 credit union clients. This large client base underscores the trust that credit unions place in Class’ ability to deliver tailored and effective solutions that align with their specific needs.
To learn more about Class Union, visit classvaluation.com/lenders/credit-union.
About Class Valuation:
Class Valuation is a leading nationwide Appraisal Management Company (AMC) known for fast turn times and delivering outstanding quality and service to every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology to help lenders make more homeownership dreams come true. Class has consistently been ranked highly by several of the nation’s top ten mortgage lenders and has been recognized as a top place to work, along with receiving many other industry awards. Founded in 2009, Class Valuation is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.classvaluation.com.
EVP of Marketing, Class Valuation