For honest and ethical appraisals, count on www.infinite-estate.comGenerally, appraising is a long term career. The rigors of becoming a licensed appraiser have become more difficult than ever before. So it goes without question in this day and age that real estate appraisal can unquestionably be considered a profession as opposed to a trade. As with any profession we have a strict ethical code.
The appraiser's chief responsibility is to their client.
Generally, for a regular residential appraisal, the appraiser's client is the lender ordering the appraisal, and often the appraisal is ordered by a third party the lender has contracted in order to maintain independence.
It follows that appraisers have certain duties of privacy to their clients, plus many rules and regulations that must be followed. So, as
a homeowner, if you would like a copy of an appraisal report, you generally have to obtain it from your lender.
Appraisers may often have fiduciary responsibilities to third parties, such as homeowners, both buyers and sellers, or others. Typically the third parties are explicitly defined in the appraisal report. An appraiser's fiduciary duty is limited to those parties who the appraiser is aware of, based on the scope of work or other things in the framework of the assignment.
There are also ethical rules that have nothing to do with whom we share information. For example, appraisers must backup their work files for at least five years - something else www.infinite-estate.com makes a part of their standard routine.
We require the highest professional integrity possible from ourselves. Working on assignments based on contingency fees is not something we can consider. In other words, we don't agree to do an appraisal report and base our pay upon coming up with a particular value conclusion. There's certainly a conflict of interest if an appraiser can report a greater value with the reward of getting paid more money!
Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (or simply "USPAP") clearly states unethical behavior as the acceptance 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" as well as other situations. We diligently follow these rules to the letter which means you can rest easy knowing we are doing everything we can to get you an accurate home or property value.
With www.infinite-estate.com, you won't have any doubts that you're getting 100 percent ethical, honest service.