For honest and ethical appraisals, rely on Yukawa Real Estate Appraisals, LLCWe think of what we do as a profession. The rigors of becoming a licensed appraiser have become more difficult 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. In our field, as with any profession, we have a strict ethical code.
We have many responsibilities as appraisers, but our main duty is 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 information, 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 normally have to request it through your lender and not the appraiser.
Appraisers may sometimes have fiduciary responsibilities to third parties, such as homeowners, buyers and sellers, or others. Those third parties normally are defined in scope of the appraisal assignment itself. An appraiser's fiduciary responsibility is limited to those third parties who the appraiser is aware of, based on the scope of work or other things in the framework of the order.
There are also ethical rules that have nothing to do with clients and others. For example, appraisers must backup their work files for a minimum of five years - something else Yukawa Real Estate Appraisals, LLC makes a part of their standard routine.
Yukawa Real Estate Appraisals, LLC holds itself to the industry standards and mandates set in place for professional behavior. We can't accept anything less from ourselves. Accepting assignments based on contingency fees is never an option. That means we can't agree to do an appraisal report and collect payment on the contingency of the loan closing. There's an obvious conflict of interest if an appraiser can report an unsubstantiated value with the reward of getting paid more money! This isn't how we operate.
Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice clearly defines 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 follow these rules to the letter which means you can be at ease knowing we are working hard to get you an accurate home or property value.
With Yukawa Real Estate Appraisals, LLC, you won't have any doubts that you're receiving 100 percent ethical, professional service.