ISA member benefits
Advance your career by earning your ISA credentials, signifying to your clients, business contacts, and the public that you are among the highest-trained personal property appraisers.
Get help when you need it. Access a network of support with your appraisal industry peers through ISA's online forum, courses and events.
Appear on the Find an ISA Member directory for client referrals, use the Job Board for new assignments and assistance, and take advantage of toolkit resources to market your business.
Gain access to advanced training courses in appraising, only available to ISA members.
Increase your value through membership and advancement
Professional advancement and requalification is important to provide the public with appraisers they can trust.
Professional Designation: ISA
Signifies you have completed core ISA training in appraisal theory, methodology, ethics, and report-writing standards.Apply for membership
Professional Designation: ISA AM
Official designation of a qualified ISA appraiser with a declared specialty and significant, appraisal-related experience.
Professional Designation: ISA CAPP
The highest achievement and level of credentialing in the industry of personal property appraising, signifying advanced appraisal methodology, expertise and professional development.
ISA member since October 2016
Valerie Voinis, ISA is owner of Houston Estate Sales & Appraisals a full service personal property liquidation company in Houston, TX. Appraisal services include Estate Tax, Equitable Distribution, Divorce Settlements, Insurance and Donations
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Why our members join and stay
Is it the training, the exposure on the ISA website, or the support of your fellow appraiser members? See why these personal property appraisers decided to become and stay members of ISA.
From the ISA Now Blog
Ask an Instructor: What Does Appraised Value Support Mean and Where Is It Applied?
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Question: I’m taking the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, and Lesson 21 discusses the IRS Preferred Appraisal Format for Works of Art Valued over $50,000. What does the IRS mean by "appraised value support"? Does this format only apply to Fine Art?
Car Appraisals for the Generalist
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
As a generalist appraiser preparing appraisals for estate functions or dissolution of marriage, you will eventually encounter a client asking you to include an automobile in your report. Should you oblige? Are you qualified to appraise a car, pick-up truck, or even a motorcycle?
Announcing ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Voting for ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members.
Embracing the Virtual Learning Environment
Monday, August 23, 2021
Last year or so, when life was normal or considered normal, I would never think of meeting a client, fellow appraisers, attending a conference, or taking a class online only. But life as we knew it has forever changed. Amazingly so, to my surprise, I have begun to embrace this way of doing everyday business.