The market in the area is finally going up for the first time in the past 5-6 years.
But often time the appraisal is base on one appraiser's opinion. Are you trying to refinance? Often time, I would send sold comps to the appraiser to make sure it will be appraised for close to the value you are looking for before spending the time and money. But you only have that option if you are wanting to refinance. Most lenders hire their own appraisal.
Please let me know if you need to refinance. I can email you a contact of my lenders.