Membership

Join the International Society of Appraisers

Gain access to the ISA's tools for success and learn from the recognized authorities on professional personal property appraising. ISA members are distinguished for their professionalism, knowledge, and expertise. You’ll join many of the country’s most respected independent appraisers, consultants, estate liquidators, auctioneers, gallery owners, and dealers.

ISA members are distinguished for their professionalism, knowledge, and expertise. As a member, you’ll be joining some of the country’s most respected independent appraisers, consultants, estate liquidators, auctioneers, gallery owners, and dealers.

Learn more about the benefits of being a member of the ISA.

Apply for Membership in the ISA

Partner with the ISA

The ISA Affinity Business Partner (ABP) category of membership is an opportunity for companies who are not in the primary business of appraising to be formally associated with the International Society of Appraisers, the largest professional association of personal properly appraisers in the United States and Canada.

Apply for Partnership with the ISA


Why ISA?

“When I began to consider a career as a fine art appraiser I was advised by someone in the art field to join one of the other three professional appraisal organizations. It was one that this person deemed to be more esteemed for appraising fine art. Valuing this professional’s advice, I took it under consideration but joined the International Society of Appraisers in the end.”   Read more about Christine’s experience on the ISA Now blog »
—Christine Guernsey, ISA CAPP

"I will always remember the job I lost because I did not have any credentials. The job was an estate sale for a man who owned a house full of marketable high end “stuff." I wanted that job, and I knew that I would be his best choice, but aside from providing my great references, I could not say that I belonged to a professional organization. In fact there were no organizations for estate sellers to which I could apply for membership. On that day, ten years ago, my search began and another world opened to me."   Read more about Selma's experience on the ISA Now blog »
—Selma Paul, ISA CAPP

“Over the years, I have made a lot of contacts (and friends) attending ISA Conferences and courses. This network has proven to be invaluable to me. Having been the only credentialed appraiser in a 100 mile radius in Tennessee (which is down to about 50 miles in Florida), I have gotten calls for every kind of antique, collectible and household stuff from Tupperware to Fine Art. I have never had the luxury of choosing one small area in which I could become a true expert. I think this is the situation that most ARC members will find themselves in so I can truly say I feel your pain. Part of our job is recognizing when we are over our head and the other part is knowing who to call. These are the contacts you can make at ISA functions.”   Read more about Michael’s experience on the ISA Now blog »
—Michael Logan, ISA CAPP