Karen Murray - AppraiserAbout Karen Murray

Associate Appraiser of Personal Property

Karen Murray is an appraisal associate of National Appraisal Consultants, LLC, and was a member of the International Society of Appraisers. She has been involved in antiques and auctions for most of her life, having grown up working in a family owned auction house. She went on to teach elementary school and raise a family, but felt a calling to return to appraising and the world of antiques and collectibles. She has successfully completed core course training with the ISA, as well as the Antiques & Residential Contents Course and is current in her USPAP designation.  In addition to the research and appraisal work she does with NAC, Karen also assists at several local auction companies. She is a generalist appraiser with specific interest in pottery, ceramics and art. Karen has recently moved to the Pensacola, FL area, where she continues her work in appraisals and auction listing.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Appraiser:  National Appraisal Consultants, LLC (January 2015-Present)
  • Owner/Buyer for Online Vintage Shop:  www.PixieVintageHome.etsy.com  (February 2015-January 2018)
  • Assistant for online auction listings: Alderfer Auctions, Hatfield, PA (2017-present)
  • Auction Administrative Assistant:  Spring City, PA (2014-2017)
  • Office Assistant/Auction Clerk (1985-1993) Branchville, NJ

Education & Training

  • ISA Core Course, Montreal CA May
    Successfully competed training in methodology, terminology and principles in developing and reporting personal property appraisal reports.
  • ISA Distance Education: Antiques & Residential Contents, December 2017
  • Satisfactorily Completed National USPAP 2016-17  and 2018-2019 (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
  • Cabrini College, Radnor, PA (1993-1996)
    Graduate Studies – Certification/Master’s Degree Program
  • PA Certification in Elementary Education, May 1996
  • Trenton State College (1987-1991)
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1991
    Dean’s List, Cum Laude