What Is an Appraiser Bond?
An appraiser bond is a form of insurance that appraisers purchase that assures their compliance with laws and regulations in their field. It guarantees a home buyer that their appraiser will give an honest appraisal and not for more or less than the house is worth. In a weak housing market, this type of surety bond is particularly important to protect those buying homes.
Every state does not require this, so you should check the requirements for your state.
Before appraisers purchase a bond from an agency, they must submit themselves to a credit check, have their application approved, and go through other screening processes.