Information for Consumers


The Appraisal Foundation, a Congressional authorized non-profit organization established in 1987, is dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation. The foundation accomplishes its mission through the work of its three independent Boards: the Appraisal Practices Board (APB), the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB). 

The below brochures may be helpful to consumers and lenders, as well as current and prospective appraisers. Please follow the links to the Appraisal Foundation website.  More information is available at the Appraisal Foundation website at

The Appraisal Foundation: An Overview


A Guide to Understanding a Residential Appraisal


Appraisers, Appraisals, and You: A Lender’s Guide to USPAP


How to Enter the Real Property Appraisal Profession


The Appraisal Standards Board & USPAP: Information for Appraisers and Their Clients


Why Engage a Professional Appraiser?





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