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Dana L. Grover Associates

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Appraiser Licensing

Being licensed or certified are the minimum qualifications needed for an appraiser to be able to do appraisals for federally related transactions.  Dana L. Grover, SRA, not only meets these minimum qualifications, he exceeds them, having earned the prestigious SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.


Appraiser licensing varies from state to state. To participate in what is called a "federally-related
transaction," which is, for example, a mortgage being underwritten by a national bank, an appraiser
must be licensed or certified by his or her state. The license or certification is evidence that the appraiser has performed a certain number of hours as a trainee under the supervision of a practicing appraiser, may have passed an examination, and completes a certain number of hours of Continuing Education Training.

Prior to the Savings and Loan crisis of the 80s, which gave rise to appraiser licensing, appraisers had to market their expertise, service, professionalism and association designations. Many feel that state licensing has diluted the appraisal profession. Many consider licensure a bare minimum of what you should expect from an appraiser.

We have worked hard to establish a reputation for quality and prompt work, performed professionally and ethically, with outstanding customer service. You should never just look for a licensed appraiser; you should be discriminating in choosing your service providers.  Tour our website for valuable information on the experience we have and the service we provide.

You should always be sure your appraisal service provider is licensed and in good standing. The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) maintains a national database of appraisers and their license/certification status.  It is available publicly at this link.  You can also check the status of California Appraisers by visiing the website of the Office of Real Estate Appraisers.

Among other things, these databases will tell you if a service provider you are considering has had his or her license suspended, revoked, or whether the license has lapsed. You can rest assured that our license is current and in good standing!