Despite the fact that it seems mounting regulations keep adding to an appraiser's requirements, we're able to keep our rates down yet always meet or surpass our customers' expectations by relying on technology. And above everything, we know the importance of professional customer service. You'll be treated with the utmost respect in all aspects of working and communicating with A1 Appraisal Service. It all adds up to simply an unsurpassed experience for our customers. Call A1 Appraisal Service today. We guarantee you'll see the difference, too. Other obligations include accurate calculations appropriate to the nature of the report, acquiring and maintaining a respectable level of competency and education, and the appraiser must conduct him or herself as a professional. Here at A1 Appraisal Service, we take these ethical responsibilities very to heart. Appraisers may frequently have fiduciary responsibilities to third parties, such as homeowners, both buyers and sellers, or others. Generally the third parties are clearly defined in the appraisal report. An appraiser's fiduciary duty is only to those parties who the appraiser is aware of, based on the scope of work or other written parameters of the order. A1 Appraisal Service has worked hard for its track record for performing appraisals with the highest of ethics. To learn more, contact us. There are also ethical standards that have nothing to do with clients and others. For example, appraisers must store their work files for a minimum of five years - something else A1 Appraisal Service takes very seriously. A1 Appraisal Service holds itself to the industry standards and rules set in place for ethics. We won't accept anything less from ourselves. Accepting orders where our fee is dependent on our value conclusion is never an option. That is, we can't agree to do an appraisal report and collect payment on the contingency of the loan closing. It should be obvious that fabricating a property's value to achieve essentially a bigger paycheck is unethical! We set ourselves to a higher standard. Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (or simply "USPAP") also 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" as well as other situations. We follow these rules to the letter which means you can be at ease knowing we are working hard to provide an unbiased determination of the home or property value. With A1 Appraisal Service, you can be assured of 100 percent ethical, honesty, integrity and professional service. A1 Appraisal Service: Oregon and Washington's Real Estate Valuation Experts Honesty, Integrity and Service Honesty, Integrity and Service: A1 Appraisal Service We think of what we do as a profession. The rigors of becoming a licensed appraiser have become more difficult than ever in the past. That's why it goes without question in this day and age that real estate appraisal can certainly be dubbed a profession rather than a trade. As with any profession we are bound by ethical considerations. An appraiser's chief obligation is to their client. More often than not, for a regular residential appraisal, the lender (or an agent of the lender) places the order to the appraiser, becoming the appraiser's client. Thereon, appraisers are typically limited to only disclosing information to their clients, so as a homeowner, if you desire to obtain a copy of an appraisal report, you normally should get it via your lender and not the appraiser. © 2011 A1 Appraisal Service Made with Xara A1 Appraisal Service Call (360) 909-1499 Honesty, Integrity and Service