Start by reading the selection below (in quotes) from the following article: HVCC appraisal rules effective May 1
"Lenders may use "in house" staff appraisers to conduct appraisals. However, the loan production staff cannot select, retain, recommend or influence the selection of an appraiser for an assignment or appraisal roster. Staff also cannot have any substantive conversation with an appraiser or appraisal company regarding valuation."
Now help me to understand why a lender could use In-House appraisers, but can't be responsible for selecting or conversing with a third party appraiser!