Undue Influence Reporting


MCS Valuations is fully committed to supporting the development and delivery of honest, impartial and credible valuations performed in such a manner as to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice. These goals mirror the purpose and intent of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and federal/state Appraiser Independence requirements.

All participants in the lending industry, including appraisers, appraisal management companies, lenders and mortgage brokers have ethical obligations to fully support the intent and spirit of USPAP, and federal/state laws and regulations.

The Ethics Rule of USPAP states, “An appraiser must not accept an assignment that includes the reporting of predetermined opinions and conclusions.” The Scope of Work Rule states, “An appraiser must not allow the intended use of an assignment or a client’s objectives to cause the assignment results to be biased.” In the end, the appraiser must be able to produce a credible appraisal.

There has been significant discussion in our industry concerning the topic of lender (or third-party) pressure for value and/or appraiser independence. We recognize our obligation to address these concerns directly, and have an Undue Influence Hotline.

If you believe you are being subjected to undue influence and/or any coercion attempt to compromise your appraisal objectively, we encourage you to contact the Undue Influence Hotline at is 844-258-3339. It is staffed by impartial employees that do not participate in providing services. This will ensure complete objectivity in the resolution process. We commit to follow up to your inquiry within 5 business days.