An appraiser's primary responsibility is to his or her client. Normally, in residential practice, the appraiser's client is the lender ordering the appraisal to decide whether to make the mortgage loan; but an appraiser's client can extend beyond that to include homeowners, real estate agents, attorneys, accountants, etc.
Appraisers have certain duties of and responsibilities to their clients - obligations of numerical accuracy depending on the assignment parameters, an obligation to attain and maintain a certain level of competency and education, and to generally conduct him or herself as a professional.
Appraisers, however, through our regulatory agencies we are afforded certain independence. Independence that allows the appraiser to act as a disinterested and unbiased third party.
CoAA is pleased to offer the following resources to add to your toolbox. These links should provide you with information to assist you in completing your assignments with confidence and in the most professional manner and further assist you in your day-to-day appraisal related work activities.