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National Resources for Appraisers

Appraisers Association of America
Web page describing in detail what information should be on an appraisal reportWebsite: http://www.appraisersassoc.org

Appraisal Course Associates (ACA)
A partnership between Bill Novotny and Dave Maloney established to provide valuation literature and instructional courses for the personal property appraiser.Website: http://www.appraisalcourseassociates.com

American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, it is self-supporting and independent. Website: http://www.appraisers.org/

American Society of Appraisers, Long Island (New York) Chapter
Locate a nearby accredited appraiser; learn about appraising, start a professional career. Website: http://www.longislandappraisers.com/

American Society of Appraisers, New York City Chapter
Association whose members provide appraisals in the disciplines of Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real PropertyWebsite: http://www.asany.com/

American Society of Appraisers, Northern New Jersey Chapter
Represents accredited ASA members serving the Northern New Jersey counties of Somerset, Union, Hudson, Morris, Essex, Bergen, Sussex and PassaicWebsite: http://www.asanj.com/

Appraiser Workshops
Informative and useful website presented by Todd Sigety and Jane Brennom; Daily updates...Website: http://www.appraiserworkshops.com

Go Antiques
Hundreds of dealers on one of the earliest on-line antiques sites.Website: http://www.GoAntiques.com

Antiques and Collectibles dealers, another pioneering site...Website: http://www.TIAS.com

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Organization for professionals who provide valuation, management, and consultation services on rural and agricultural assets. Website: http://www.asfmra.org

Appraisal Foundation
This Web site discusses appraisals and the reasons for them plus many different types of appraisals, how to choose an appraiser, and what to expect. Website: http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/s

Appraisal Institute
Professional standards organization; includes member directory, details on educational programs, events, government affairs, and resources. Website: http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/

Appraisal Institute, Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Organization serving the state area from Maryland to New York. Includes member directory, message board, and newsletterWebsite: http://www.aicentralpa.com/

Appraisal Institute, Maryland Chapter
Maryland chapter of national organization for professional real estate appraisers offering professional courses, seminars and workshopsWebsite: http://www.ai-md.org

Appraisal Institute, East Florida Chapter
Appraisal Institute chapter website, including meeting, seminar, and course calendar/online registration as well as membership information and organizational structureWebsite: http://www.eflai.org

Gemological Institute of America
The Gemological Institute of America, GIA, is the world's foremost authority in gemology, diamond grading, jewelry education, gemology research, diamond and gemstone grading reports and laboratory services. Gemological Institute of America : Gemology Research and EducationWebsite: http://www.gia.edu/

Center for Jewelry Studies
Started by Christie Romero as a means to disseminate information on the history, identification, and marketing of antique, period, and vintage jewelry, the Center provides quality information and programs designed to supplement the careers of those in jewelry-related fields - including dealers, appraisers, jewelers and gemologists - as well as enhance the enjoyment of collectors, heirs, and jewelry lovers.Website: http://www.Center4JewelryStudies.org

International Society of Appraisers
The largest organization in the country of professionally trained personal property appraisers. A wealth of information is here on appraisals and on becoming an appraiser. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven association, formed to support our member needs and serve the public by producing highly qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in professional personal property appraising. Our members include many of the country's most respected independent appraisers, consultants, estate liquidators, auctioneers, gallery owners, and dealers. Website: http://www.isa-appraisers.org/

International Society of Appraisers, North Texas Chapter
Excellent site for explaining the appraisal process, how to choose an appraiser, how to prepare for an appraisal, etc. Website: http://www.isaappraisers.org/directory.php

Appraisal Institute, Savannah Chapter
Information about educational and social offerings for appraisers in the Savannah, Georgia areaWebsite: http://www.aisavannah.com

Antiques Detectives
Books, supplies and information by jewelry expert and author Jeanne Bell that will help answer questions and show what to look for in order to solve the mystery of a piece. Also seen on the Antiques Roadshow.Website: http://www.AntiquesDetectives.com

Furniture Detective
Informative website maintained by furniture specialist Fred Taylor, author of “Common Sense Antiques” book, column, featuring tips, newsletter along with excerpts and an antiques glossary, DVD and a compilation of the popular "Common Sense Antiques" articles. Website: http://www.furnituredetective.com

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