Karin A Costa, ISA

Karin A Costa, ISA


Karin A Costa
ISA member since Aug 26, 2014

(775) 722-2776 (Office)

60 Horseshoe Circle
Reno, NV 89508 , United States map

Send an email



Karin Costa, ISA, is a personal property appraiser, consultant and auctioneer in Reno, Nevada.  Her practice serves clients throughout Nevada, the greater Lake Tahoe area and Northeastern California with appraisals for estate tax and probate, estate planning, equitable distribution, charitable contribution, insurance coverage and resale. 

Costa Appraisal Service is a full-service personal property appraisal firm specializing in the appraisal of antiques, residential contents and fine art. Karin provides consulting to individuals or estate fiduciaries, compiles home and estate inventories, facilitates family distributions, conducts market and brokerage research, and is a speaker and writer.

Karin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (1985) with a degree in History and an emphasis on western U.S. history. She graduated from the International Society of Appraisers Core Course in Appraisal Studies and The Appraisal Foundations's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course (2014-2015). She has completed the ISA Fine Arts Specialty course. Ms. Costa is a former member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America having received her initial appraiser's credentials there in 1999.

Karin also operates Costa Auctions selling estate, business and commercial assets from Nevada and California estates through online and live auctions.  She has been an auctioneer since 1998.

Prior to entering the appraisal field, Ms. Costa had been a retail antiques dealer in Chicago, IL (1985 - 1996), and an estate liquidator (Chicago and Seattle 1995 - 1997).  She worked cataloging artifacts and assisting reserachers at the Lake County Museum (Wauconda, IL).


  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Collectibles
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Tools - Modern


  • Auction
  • Consultant
  • Estate Probate
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Americana
  • Jewelry - Estate
  • Prints
  • Silver
  • Tools - Antique
  • Transportation
ISA: Advancing Excellence