Appraiser Compliance Resources

Appraiser Independence Hotline 248-220-2537

Class Appraisal is only as strong as our appraiser partners in the field.  Class Appraisal is the “appraiser friendly” AMC and are sensitive to the challenges our field appraisers face.  We take performance very seriously and closely track performance metrics during our relationship.  This allows us to engage the most competent professionals in each market and for each assignment.

Our in-house support staff helps keep you informed and your files updated.  We offer live assistance 7 days per week and allow you to focus on what you do best, appraise!  Our team at HQ is comprised of Certified and Licensed Real Estate appraisers, customer service leaders and lending experts who are committed to making your job easier.  As a result, you can focus on quality and efficiency and, in turn, become more productive.  Appraisers enjoy working with Class Appraisal because we understand a day in the life of a real estate appraiser.  Learn how to join our team by visiting our “Signup” page under the “Appraiser Services” tab!

See below for some of links which appraisers find to be extremely helpful:

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

Universities and Colleges who offer undergraduate, 2 or 4 year programs

FHA Approved RE Appraiser Directory FHA’s search for appraisers by location, name or license.

ASC – National Registry Search for an appraiser by name, city or state.

The Appraisal Foundation  The Appraisal Foundation is dedicated to promoting professionalism and ensuring public trust in the valuation profession. This is accomplished through the promulgation of standards, appraiser qualifications, and guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques.

State Appraisal Regulatory Agencies (Appraisal Boards) Directory  Web sites and phone numbers of every state agency that oversees the licensing and regulating of real estate appraisers in compliance with federal guidelines. License holders are verified to have adequate education and experience and to have demonstrated a competency to provide quality service consistent with their specific credentials. Contains county property and tax records. A satellite-imagery mapping product providing street level property views.

Valuation Research, LLC Valuation Research, LLC provides automated residential valuation services that are the most accurate and most affordable in the marketplace.  The valuation systems designed by Valuation Research, LLC had their genesis in the real property appraisal and assessment industries in the early 1980s, and have since been used by lenders, appraisers and other real estate professionals in all 50 states.  The company’s automated valuation systems have been judged by international lenders and rating agencies, in competitive testing, to be among the most accurate in the nation.

Appraisal Complaint National Hotline  Toll free number: 877-739-0096.  The Appraisal Complaint National Hotline will refer complainants to appropriate State and/or Federal agencies to handle complaints of alleged violations of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and/or appraisal independence requirements. Intake of complaints will be handled based on existing protocols established by the State or Federal agency receiving the complaint. The Hotline does not initiate complaints, act on behalf of complainants, arbitrate complaints, assist in appealing the outcome of complaints, or follow up on complaint referrals previously provided.

Vital Documents
Interim Final Rule – TILA Section 129E
FNMA AIR Guidelines
Interagency Guidelines
UCDP Registration
Appraiser Independence Requirements
Dodd Frank Act