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  • Why Join a Local ISA Chapter? Why Join a Local ISA Chapter? Tuesday, June 18, 2024 in News, Member Insights

    There are many benefits for ISA members at all accreditation levels to join a local Chapter. The ISA is a vast community of international personal property appraisers and they created a Chapter Manual to help.  Have you considered joining a Chapter to help further your appraisal practice? Here are some benefits to consider:

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  • 2024 ISA Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Open 2024 ISA Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Open Monday, March 18, 2024 in News, Education

    Each year the ISA Education Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying applicants to support their growth professionally and academically.  The application will be available March 15, 2024. The deadline is May 15th, 2024, and scholarship awards will be announced on June 1st, 2024.

    If you are interested in a scholarship to advance your skillset and career, please read below and apply today!

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  • Art Authentication Can be a Tricky Business! Art Authentication Can be a Tricky Business! Wednesday, January 17, 2024 in News, Ask an Instructor, Education, Business Tips

    Art authentication can be tricky business. The International Society of Appraisers Core Course in Appraisal Studies teaches, “Authentication is a matter of informed and reasoned opinion, explaining, “Authentication is rarely definitive or absolute…. It is subject to revision as additional information becomes available…. It is subject to disagreement among experts.”

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  • UPDATES FOR YOUR APPRAISAL PRACTICE UPDATES FOR YOUR APPRAISAL PRACTICE Thursday, December 28, 2023 in News, Ask an Instructor, Education

    There are a few changes to the new 2024 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), effective January 1, 2024. It is your responsibility as an ISA Appraiser to educate yourself in the changes to USPAP.

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  • The Post-Pandemic New "Work" Order & Design Trends The Post-Pandemic New "Work" Order & Design Trends Tuesday, August 29, 2023 in Ask an Instructor, Education, Member Insights

    The media speculated that after the long COVID lock-down, consumers’ day-to-day life would return to the fast paced, activity-filled, dining-out-often existence, including returning to the office for work, that was typical of pre-pandemic life. Quite the opposite, the reality has been that people are continuing to use their homes as their primary workplace, the preferred place to entertain, and a sanctuary to relax and exercise a more financially conservative lifestyle.

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  • Housework: Making Onsite Inspections Easier Housework: Making Onsite Inspections Easier Monday, June 26, 2023 in Business Tips

    Though some of our members have a very narrow specialty most of us are called to catalog an estate at some point. A common question many new appraisers have is how to handle an inventory that is inclusive of all the property in a home.

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  • Who Can and Should be Listed as an Intended User Under USPAP 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.

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