Resources and Tips

Appraising advice and insights from our fellow expert members

Strategies for the Monetary Appraisal of Archival Cultural Property

Canadian Chapter and ISA Member, Kelly Juhasz, creates tool to assist with appraising archives featured on CCPERB website.

A companion to CCPERB’s Guide for Monetary Appraisals, the purpose of Strategies for the Monetary Appraisal of Archival Cultural Property with respect to applications for certification of archival cultural property is to:

Provide additional support for the preparation of …

The State of the Chinese Art Market: Strong With Subtle Nuances

The Year of the Tiger is off to an auspicious start with the wildly successful auction results of Asia Week in New York City from March 16-25, 2022. Attendees were celebrating being back in person, buying enthusiastically, reflecting the overall current strong market for Chinese works of art, both ancient and contemporary.

Tina Zonars, Co-Chairman …

Vintage Items Find New Life in Post-Pandemic World

Are you in the market to sell preloved items of personal property?
Before conducting your own research into the best avenues of sale, you should become familiar with these terms: sustainability, re-commerce, and upcycling.

Why have these words become synonymous with personal property?

Sustainable living has become increasingly important to younger buyers. As such, the pursuit of …

High-Value Decisions May Require the Professional Services of a Qualified Appraiser

Would you hire an architect to design your house who was neither educated nor had specialized training or current membership in a recognized association for architects? I am certain you would not!

Qualified Appraisers – Members of the Professional Services Sector

A qualified personal property appraiser provides a professional service. These specialized consultants have valuation methodology …

5 Benefits of Adding a Qualified Appraiser to Your Estate Management Team

Surprisingly, many individuals have never worked with a qualified appraiser as part of their estate management team and are unaware of the benefits and knowledge an appraiser can provide when dealing with personal property.

A qualified appraiser can assist with the following:

1. Help plan, manage and overcome the “where to start” barrier. An appraiser can meet …

A Client’s Guide to Taking Item Photographs

Republished in abridged format from the original article in Worthwhile Magazine™, which can be read in full here: A Client’s Guide For How to Take Photographs of Art and Antiques to Send to An Appraiser By Elizabeth Stewart, PhD, AAA and John Flandrick

“The following guide is designed to help an appraiser’s clients take photographs …

The Specialists – ISA Featured in Canadian Art’s Collecting Guide

What Art Appraisers and Advisers Can Offer

ISA members are highlighted as specialists in the Canadian Art Collecting Guide.

These experts provide independent valuations of art, along with strategies to organize and build a collection, among other vital services.

Click here to read the article.

“You might wish to reach out to an appraiser to seek assurance …

Obtaining an Appraisal Report at a Distance

For those who reside in a remote area or who require an appraisal of personal property and an on-site inspection of the object is not possible, we have compiled the following answers to your questions. 

How can I obtain an appraisal of my personal property if there are no qualified ISA appraisers in my region?

Speak …

The Broker’s Valuation Proposition

Brokers offering the extended service of appraisal can see their client satisfaction levels increase and gain an advantage over their competitors.

Originally published in Canadian Underwriter on July 6, 2019.

Written by Kelly Juhasz, President, Canadian Chapter, International Society of Appraisers

Working with a qualified appraiser can help you better understand your client’s property and level …

The Appraisal Foundation Applauds Circuit Court Ruling Affirming Primacy of Personal Property Appraisal Profession

To protect asset value, consumers must select a qualified and independent appraiser 

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 26, 2019(Washington, DC)  – The Appraisal Foundation, the nation’s foremost authority on valuation services, applauds the recent 9th Circuit Court ruling that agreed with a U.S. Tax Court opinion that found an appraisal from an esteemed auction house is not adequate …