Resolved Recently, the 9th Circuit Court upheld a U.S. Tax Court opinion that an appraisal from a highly regarded auction … More
Auction results are a large part of the data an appraiser interprets to for their value conclusion – but they … More
Pretty sure this didn’t end well.
Contrary to the image given appraisals by programs like Antiques Roadshow, professionally written appraisals are very serious documents. They are … More
Earlier this week, I completed a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which … More
The phone rings. The voice on the other end is tinged with exasperation. “My family is working through my late … More
New clients sometimes come to me with the belief that an appraisal is the same as an authentication. It is … More
Sfumato is an Italian term used in oil painting to describe the skillful blending of colors and tones such that … More
In this new series of blog posts, I’m going to outline basic concepts and terminology used by appraisers that will … More
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