In Texas, Realtors can hold multiple licenses. Being an agent doesn't preclude you from also being an appraiser, home inspector and loan officer although there is no way you are permitted to write a contract, do the loan and appraise the house. You can, however, write the contract and do the loan. Personally, I would never hire an agent who wore multiple hats. You're either succesful at one of the duties, or your unsucessful at all of them.
The other day I spoke to an appraiser who needed entry instructions to my listing, which is routine. This time something was very different. I recognized his name. He and I had done a transaction together in the past. He's also a local Realtor.
What if the appraiser and I were friends? More importantly, what if he and I were fierce competitors? I think it's fair to say that most would be objective, professional and ethical, but should Realtors also be allowed to be appraisers?