My Appraisal Office LLC provides honest and ethical appraisals for King County

For honest and ethical appraisals, trust My Appraisal Office LLC

We think of our job as a profession. Requirements to become a licensed appraiser have increased more than ever before. That's why it goes without question these days that real estate appraisal can unquestionably be dubbed a profession rather than a trade. As with any profession we have a strict ethical code.

We have quite a few responsibilities as appraisers, but above everything we answer to our clients. Generally, for a standard residential appraisal, the lender (or an agent of the lender) places the order to the appraiser, becoming the appraiser's client. Subsequently, 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 obtain a copy of an appraisal report, you generally should obtain it through your lender instead of the appraiser.

Other responsibilities include numerical accuracy depending on the assignment's nature, acquiring and keeping a certain level of competency and education, and the appraiser must conduct him or herself as a professional. Here at My Appraisal Office LLC, we take these ethical responsibilities very seriously.

Appraisers will frequently be required to consider the interests of third parties, including homeowners, buyers and sellers, or others. Those third parties normally are listed in the appraisal assignment itself. An appraiser's fiduciary duty is limited to those third parties who the appraiser is aware of, based on the scope of work or other written parameters of the order.

My Appraisal Office LLC has worked hard for its reputation for producing appraisals with the highest of ethics. Contact us today to learn more.


There are also ethical standards that have nothing to do with whom we share information. For example, appraisers must keep their work files for at least five years - at My Appraisal Office LLC you can rest assured that we stick to that rule.

While busy with an order, we follow the highest ethical standards possible. Working on assignments based on contingency fees is not something we can consider. That means we don't agree to do an appraisal report and get paid only if the loan closes. There's a definite conflict of interest if an appraiser can report a larger value with the reward of getting paid more money! This isn't how we operate.

Finally, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice also describes unethical behavior as the acceptance 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 rest easy knowing we are doing everything we can to get you an accurate home or property value.

When you request an appraisal from My Appraisal Office LLC, we'll make sure you're getting the professional service you deserve along with the honesty and integrity we're known for.