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  • Announcing ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors Announcing ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in News

    Voting for ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members.

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  • Tips for Determining Scrap and/or Salvage Value Tips for Determining Scrap and/or Salvage Value Monday, July 26, 2021 in News, Education

    An easy way to distinguish between scrap and salvage is that scrap is generally used for metals. Salvage is generally used for everything else, including fine art. I will first discuss salvage value, including where an appraiser might look for comparable sales, and then move on to how an appraiser might calculate scrap value.

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  • Observing Future Trends - Furniture and Decorative Arts Observing Future Trends - Furniture and Decorative Arts Monday, June 21, 2021 in News

    As a generalist, I constantly read, listen, and observe auction values and retail prices in the furniture and decorative art markets. Auction houses and bidding platforms publish articles and blogs almost daily describing their thoughts and forecasts for values in the fine art market. However, I often cannot find observations about future trends and market outlooks in the areas of furniture and decorative arts.

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  • Congratulating ISA’s 2021 Award Winners Congratulating ISA’s 2021 Award Winners Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in News

    This year, ISA honored our much-deserving 2021 award recipients at a virtual awards program on May 14. Please join us in congratulating the individuals below for their significant contributions and service to you and ISA.

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  • 2021 ISA Award Nominations 2021 ISA Award Nominations Thursday, March 11, 2021 in News

    It is time to recognize our hardworking ISA volunteers! Although many of us have been social distancing and isolating ourselves this past year, there are ISA members who have been Zooming, phoning, teaching, editing, correcting, posting and using a calculator, ALL on our behalf. These volunteers, in all aspects of our organization, are what keep us moving forward.

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  • Hitting the "Refresh Button" - Business Plans and Goals for 2021 Hitting the "Refresh Button" - Business Plans and Goals for 2021 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in News

    It's January, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to hit the Refresh button, especially after the craziness that was 2020. The Refresh button is a chance for us to get unstuck. It's a chance for us to reload our possibly outdated files and start again with a fresh look. Every January, I have a list of things that I do to update and reorganize my business plan and goals for the year.

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  • Happy New Year, ISA! Happy New Year, ISA! Monday, January 4, 2021 in News

    Happy New Year! I’m not sure I’ve ever been more glad to offer that wish than this year. 

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  • Do I Qualify for the ISA Specialty and Advanced Studies (SAS) Pathway? Do I Qualify for the ISA Specialty and Advanced Studies (SAS) Pathway? Friday, December 11, 2020 in News, Education

    Do you qualify for the SAS track to achieve Accredited Member (ISA AM) status?

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  • Fair Market Value and Replacement Cost - What’s the Difference? Fair Market Value and Replacement Cost - What’s the Difference? Monday, November 16, 2020 in News

    This is not an uncommon question in the Core Course in-person class, but it is even more common from the Core Course Distance Education students. The confusion is not limited to the beginner appraiser courses. I have also had requalification course attendees and students in the AF+DA courses who are not clear on the differences. Therefore, now seemed like a good opportunity to review the differences in use and the selection of comparables for these two objectives.

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  • 2020 Business Meeting Recording and Q&A 2020 Business Meeting Recording and Q&A Thursday, November 5, 2020 in News

    The recent Annual Business Meeting was the first time this meeting has been offered live online. During the Business Meeting, there were several questions asked that we did not have time to answer with three main themes: communication, member connectivity, and business tips.

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