The Appraisal Foundation sets the guidelines for all appraisers and publishes the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
They have added a new page to their website with resources for consumers seeking personal property appraisals. The following is available:
- Links to major appraisal societies with searchable databases of personal property appraisers (including the International Society of Appraisers, of which I am a member).
- Brochure titled “The Personal Property Qualification Criteria”, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
- Informational brochures describing the process of valuation for different types of property including Gems and Jewelry, Fine and Decorative Art (see below), Machinery and Equipment.
Users of appraisal services are encouraged to take advantage of these informative resources.