Definition of Appraiser:
An individual qualified by education, training, and experience to estimate the value of real property and personal property. Although some appraisers work directly for mortgage lenders, most are independent. In California all appraisers are regulated by The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers and they are required to be licensed here. You can verify the status of an appraisers license here: Orange County Appraiser Look Up to verify that the appraiser is in good standing with the State of California.