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The Appraisal Foundation (TAF)

The Appraisal Foundation

The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) is the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession.  The organization sets the Congressionally authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers as well as qualifications for personal property appraisers and provides voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques for all valuation professionals. This work advances the profession by ensuring that appraisals are independent, consistent, and objective.Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees (BOT).  The Foundation also ensures that the profession adapts to changing circumstances and continues to move forward through the work of  its two independent boards: the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).  For more information on the Foundation, download An Overview of The Appraisal Foundation or visit our FAQs page.