As David and Steve reported, the purpose of your appraisal is essential information regarding what options you have.
There are other reasons for an appraisal that does not include financing through a bank. For such purposes a good appraisal is needed. Be aware, your inclusion of the words, "takes their job seriously": are big red flashing lightts that beg your more information.
Those words suggest you have an expectation that may not be grounded in reality and no appraisal result will prove statisfactory.
Contact your real estate professional or attorney for a appraisal referral.