Honesty and integrity = a good nights sleep. On Time Appraisals
Honesty and integrity in business can not be purchased, they are character traits your either posses or fall short of.
I have lost numerous clients over the years due to being honest with my work. I sleep well at night knowing that, all of my appraisal reports have been completed honestly and to the best of my ability.
On Time Appraisals has 12+ years (and counting) with no litigation or substantiated complaints.
The rigors of becoming a licensed appraiser have increased more than ever in the past. So it goes without question in this day and age that real estate appraisal can definitely be dubbed a profession rather than a trade. As with any profession we must follow strict ethical considerations.
We have a great deal of responsibilities as appraisers, but above everything we answer to our clients. Typically, in residential practice, the lender (or an agent of the lender) places the order to the appraiser, becoming the appraiser's client. Thereon, appraisers are privy to a lot of data, and like an attorney, can only discuss many of these matters with their client. As a homeowner, if you desire to review an appraisal report, you generally have to get it via your lender.
Appraisers may also have fiduciary responsibilities to third parties, such as homeowners, sellers and buyers, or others. Those third parties normally are listed in the appraisal assignment itself. An appraiser's fiduciary role is only to those third parties who the appraiser knows, based on the scope of work or other written parameters of the assignment.
There are also ethical rules that have nothing to do with clients and others. For example, appraisers must store their work files for at least five years - at On Time Appraisals you can rest assured that we adhere to that rule.
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" in addition to other situations We diligently follow these rules to the letter which means you can rest easy knowing we are working hard to get you an accurate home or property value.
With On Time Appraisals, you can be assured of 100 percent ethical, honest service.