Here are some questions you should ask when an appraiser is hired by the lender :
– What level of knowledge does the appraiser have in this particular market and with this sort of property?
– Is the appraiser familiar with other properties in this area?
– What types of clients has the appraiser had (homeowners, estates, lenders, relocation companies)?
– What professional titles does the appraiser have and from whom?
– How long have they been doing appraisals?