Appraiser Licensing
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, have passed an examination, and completes a certain number of hours of Continuing Education Training.

Erol Sevin and Certified Appraisal Group, LLC are fully licensed and certified by the State of Virginia. 

Erol Sevin has been granted the Certified Residential Appraiser designation by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Real Estate Appraisers.  Erol is also an FHA Roster Appraiser;  FHA Certified and Approved to complete appraisals for FHA insured loans. These qualifications are further supported by A Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance from the University of Maryland and many additional hours of Real Estate Appraisal professional development and continuing education coursework.

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 Certified 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.

Among other things, this database, which relies on reports from each state appraisal board, 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!