Before contracting with an appraiser you should verify:

  • Education and credentials
  • Recent continuing education courses
  • That all reports confirm to the Universal Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP)
  • A clear explanation of the methodology and purpose of the appraisal

For appraisal credential requirements refer to:

  • The International Society of Appraisers at 312-981-6778
  • The American Society of Appraisers at 703-478-2228