Call for Nominations for the ISA Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 in News, Member Insights
Here is your opportunity to lead, inspire others, and work for the good of your profession and the benefit of the membership.
Call for Nominations for the ISA Board of Directors – Apply by June 16
We are accepting applications from members wishing to be considered for the two vacancies on the 2023 ISA Board of Directors.View More
USPAP - Frequently Asked Questions!
Friday, April 14, 2023 in Ask an Instructor, Education
The Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) materials include a lot of Frequently Asked Questions! There are currently 367 FAQs in the 2020-2021 version of USPAP which has been extended through December 31, 2023. These are included as guidance from The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of The Appraisal Foundation to respond to questions to illustrate the applicability of USPAP in specific situations.View More
Who Can and Should be Listed as an Intended User Under USPAP
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 in Ask an Instructor
As an instructor, I often get questions about who can and should be listed as an “intended user” under the Uniform Standards for Appraisal Practice (USPAP). And, I am also often asked what “rights” intended users have under USPAP.
The short answer: Generally, you want to list as few intended users as necessary to meet the client’s needs. And, intended users do not have a right to obtain a copy of the report without client consent.View More
Announcing ISA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in News
Voting for ISA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members.View More
Monday, August 29, 2022 in Education
In the Netflix movie “I Care A Lot,” Rosamund Pike’s character, Marla Grayson, is an icy, ambitious, court-appointed legal guardian who fleeces her wards out of their homes, cash, and personal property with amazing efficiency. The story is fiction, but it shines a (dramatic) light on the predicament of individuals who become wards due to mental incapacity, inability to care for themselves, addiction, or disability.View More
Extension of 2020-2021 USPAP
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in News
The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board announced on August 11, 2022, that it was extending the current USPAP another year through the end of 2023. The next published edition will be effective January 1, 2024.View More
4 Tips for New Appraisers
Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Business Tips
Taking the Core Course in Appraisal Studies can be overwhelming to new appraisers. It is like learning an entirely new language or learning the correct language for concepts absorbed through prior business practices. A significant amount of information is presented in a short amount of time, and sometimes it is difficult to take in all the nuances and apply them to your appraisal practice...View More
2022 Interior Design Trends Most Likely to Affect Value of Personal Property
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Education
I have been reviewing the general media, interior design professional publications, and other industry sources to spot the interior design trends for 2022 that are most likely to affect the value of personal property values. Changes in design preferences can help forecast fundamental shifts in market pricing that we as appraisers must recognize.View More
Congratulating ISA’s 2022 Award Winners
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in News
This year, ISA honored its much-deserving 2022 award recipients at the Annual Business Meeting & Awards program on May 31. Please join in congratulating the individuals below for their significant contributions and service to ISA and its members.View More
Ask an Instructor: Is It Permissible to Include Hyperlinks to Comparables in a Digital Appraisal Report?
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Ask an Instructor
Question: When I am writing an appraisal report that is being sent digitally is it permissible to just include the hyperlinks to my comparables in the report? What are the best practices when sending a report digitally?View More