Understanding the Appraisal Profession
In a recent article written by David S. Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), and published on the Huffington Post’s website, Mr. Bunton explains what to look for when hiring a personal property appraiser and what goes into preparing an appraisal report for a client. The article, What You Need To Know When Getting You Personal Property Appraised , provides very good insight to anyone using an appraisal or any other appraisal service.
Know why you want the appraisal. This will determine the value the appraiser researches.
Does the appraiser have the qualifications, experience and expertise to appraise your item(s)?
Look for appraisers that have completed and passed training guidelines set by The Appraisal Foundation (TAF)