Hi, Angie. All depends the purpose for the appraisal. If you would like to know your property's value, a local realtor in your area can assist you by generating a CMA (comparative market analysis). A CMA most of the times is very accurate but IS NOT an appraisal.
If you are trying to refinance, once you apply, your lender will order an appraisal. Contact me if you would like me to assist you. Hope this helps. Give me thumbs up if you like it.