When an educated guess isn’t good enough. 

Whenever there’s a question about the value of your personal property, there’s also a risk involved. It may be the risk of selling too low or paying too much; the risk of being under or over-insured; the risk of not getting your fair share in a division of the property; the risk of incurring tax penalties or being audited. A professional, credentialed appraiser helps you manage these and other such risks by providing a written opinion of value upon which you can base your financial decisions. At The International Society of Appraisers (ISA), you can find the most skilled Personal Property Appraiser for your Sports Memorabilia needs. Our qualified professional appraisers have expertise in all types of appraisals and appraisal-related services including estate tax appraisals, insurance damage claims, estate liquidations, estate probate, business valuations, and more. With ISA, you can manage risk and rest assured in the accuracy of your appraisals.

The most rigorous standards. The most qualified appraisers.

The International Society of Appraisers trains appraisers with the most comprehensive personal property appraisal education program in America. An ISA-educated appraiser is well-equipped to give you an accurate and complete appraisal that will stand up in court, if necessary. ISA members must pass core courses on appraisal principles, ethics, and report writing before they earn designation. ISA members also have the opportunity to rise to more advanced levels of membership through experience and further education, as well as access to additional continuing education classes that keep our appraisers at the forefront of the profession.

What makes a good appraiser?  

  • Has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law.  
  • Has professional credentials based on testing and successful course completion.  
  • Is an expert on your type of property.  
  • Takes continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest appraisal standards.  Adheres to a professional code of ethics.

What makes a good appraisal report?  

  • A cover document explaining in detail what type of value is being sought and the intended use of the appraisal.  
  • The methodology and resources relied upon, including market analysis and market(s) selected.  A complete and accurate description of the property being appraised in such a manner that it can be identified without photos.  
  • The date(s) and location of inspection, and the effective date of value.  
  • A statement by the appraiser that he or she has no interest in the property or that such interest is disclosed in the report.  
  • The appraiser’s qualifications and signature.

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