Helpful Resources

The Appraisal Foundation

The Appraisal Foundation is the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession. Their boards are responsible for setting congressionally-authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers and they  provide voluntary guidance for all valuation professionals. It is their mission to advance the valuation profession by setting standards of excellence, promoting education and upholding the public trust. The Appraisal Foundation is a resource for appraisers, regulators and consumers alike.

The Appraisal Subcommittee

The Appraisal Subcommittee’s (ASC) mission is to ensure that real estate appraisers, who perform appraisals in real estate transactions that could expose the United States government to financial loss, are sufficiently trained and tested to assure competency and independent judgment according to uniform high professional standards and ethics.  The ASC monitors and reviews the work of The Foundation. The Committee also maintains oversight authority over the states to ensure the minimum qualifying criteria to license and certify real estate appraisers are implemented and that appraisers are held to a professional set of ethical standards.

To find an appraiser in your area-

The Appraisal Subcommittee National Registry is a searchable database containing selected information about the state licensed and certified real estate appraisers.  The National Registry does NOT contain information on ALL appraisers.  It only contains information about appraisers who currently are, or have been, certified or licensed in the U.S. to perform appraisals in connection with Federally-related real estate transactions.

The Appraisal Institute

The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, offering a handful of professional designations.

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise that makes mortgages available to low- and moderate-income borrowers. It does not provide loans, but backs or guarantees them in the secondary mortgage market.

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since their creation by Congress in 1970, they have made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide.


The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is one of the executive departments of the U.S. federal government. It administers federal housing and urban development laws.


To look up a HUD certified appraiser in your area search this site: 

For example, the license search for Lynn Anderson is here: @ for Lynn Anderson

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is responsible for ensuring the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals in Wisconsin.  This is where you can confirm my listing information: @ for Lynn Anderson