- May 9, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I have received an assignment with instructions to include an 'AIR Independence Statement'. In the past, I have gotten requests for fee quotes with this particular requirement and I have always replied that the AIR is not for the appraiser to complete, but is a part of Fannie's Selling Guide. This is the first actual assignment I have received that requires this Cert. Is it reasonable to include comments with this verbiage. 'The Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR) were initiated by Fannie Mae as part of their Selling Guide. The Fannie Mae Selling Guide is for those that sell loans to Fannie Mae, not for appraisers'. Is there anything else I might add? Thank you for your comments and insights.