• What formal, tested training has the appraiser taken? • What training, testing and certifications does the appraiser currently hold? Can he or she provide the documentation to back it up? Twenty years in the autograph or antiques business is no indication of appraisal competence. Nor is a degree in history. Historians, archivists […]
It may seem like a silly question, but often the silly questions are the best. What exactly is an appraisal? The answer and its consequences may surprise you, whether you are a professional appraiser, one that uses appraisal services, or just an interested third party. According to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, an […]
Most of us know that every appraisal has a few dates that must be declared in every report-whether it is written or oral. USPAP requires two while other organizations, like ISA, may require more. These dates provide the chronological context of the assignment and must be stated so that both the client and any intended user understand what has happened.
By Jonathan Castner NAC Stalemates, wayward strikes, and flops are as much a part of cup final lore as last-gasp comebacks and acrobatic volleys. For soccer fans, a cup final can often move the emotional needle – it can thrill, or it can bore. The relationship for collectors, however, is more complicated. The outcome of […]
By Leon Castner, Senior Partner, NAC Having an insurance appraisal done for proper coverage of selected property in one’s house is a relatively easy process. The appraiser needs to know what items should be listed and valued, what documents exist that relate to the property, and a hassle-free way to photograph, measure, and examine it. […]
Find a Qualified Tangible Personal Property Appraiser By: Brian Kathenes, ISA, CAPP Managing Partner, National Appraisal Consultants, LLC Appraisals satisfy a variety of needs and legal requirements. At some point in our lives (or at perhaps at the end of it) we will all need the services of an appraiser. How well this appraiser provides […]
Many divorce proceedings require the appraisal of spousal property to assist in the equitable distribution settlement. Most are familiar with the need and procedures for any real estate being valued, but are usually uninformed of the process and practice of having the personal property done as well. This becomes a somewhat touchier subject since personal […]
Appraisers see the results of a hoarder’s life, often in dramatic fashion. A recent estate appraisal brought me to a great looking colonial house in New England. It had the exterior appearance that salivated my glands as an expert valuator of American Federal furniture and early 19th century accessories. The only problem was getting in […]