Honesty and Integrity: ASAP Appraisal, LLCAppraising is, by and large, a long term career. Requirements to become a licensed appraiser have become more difficult than ever before. That's why it goes without question these days that real estate appraisal can unquestionably be dubbed a profession rather than a trade. As with any profession we must follow strict ethical considerations.
An appraiser's primary obligation is to their client.
Most of the time, in residential practice, the lender (or an agent of the lender) places the order to the appraiser, becoming the appraiser's client.
Thereon, appraisers have certain duties of confidentiality to their clients, plus strict rules and regulations that must be followed. As
a homeowner, if you would like a copy of an appraisal report, you generally have to obtain it through your lender instead of the appraiser.
Appraisers will regularly be obligated to consider the interests of third parties, such as homeowners, buyers and sellers, or others. Those third parties normally are defined in scope of the appraisal assignment itself. An appraiser's fiduciary role is restricted to those parties who the appraiser knows, based on the scope of work or other written parameters of the job.
There are also ethical rules that have nothing to do with clients and others. For example, appraisers must keep their work files for a minimum of five years - something else ASAP Appraisal, LLC diligently adheres to.
ASAP Appraisal, LLC holds itself to the industry standards and guidelines set in place for ethics. We won't accept anything less from ourselves. Doing orders based on contingency fees is never an option. In other words, we are not able to agree to do an appraisal report and collect payment on the contingency of the loan closing. There's certainly a conflict of interest if an appraiser can report a greater value with the reward of getting paid more money! We set ourselves to a higher standard.
Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice explicitly states a violation in ethics as accepting of an assignment that is contingent on "the reporting of a pre-determined result (e.g., opinion of value)", "a direction in assignment results that favors the cause of the client", or "the amount of a value opinion" in addition to other situations We follow these rules to the letter which means you can be assured we are working hard to objectively determine the home or property value.
With ASAP Appraisal, LLC, you won't have any doubts that you're getting 100 percent ethical, professional service.