There are three levels of appraiser licensing: Licensed Residential; Certified Residential; and Certified General. A Certified General appraiser holds the highest possible State licensing. Licensed and certified residential appraisers are prohibited from appraising any properties other than 1-4 family residences and small/non-complex residential investment properties. As a Certified General Appraiser, I am qualified to to appraise all property types and all property rights.
You should never just settle for a licensed appraiser: you should be discriminating in choosing your service providers. I've worked hard to establish a reputation for high-quality work, performed professionally and ethically. Tour this 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.