Karin A Costa, ISA

Karin A Costa, ISA


Karin A Costa
ISA member since Aug 26, 2014

(775) 722-2776 (Office)

60 Horseshoe Circle
Reno, NV 89508 , United States map

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Karin Costa, ISA, is a personal property appraiser, auctioneer and estate manager in Reno, Nevada.  Her practice serves clients throughout Nevada, the greater Lake Tahoe area and Northeastern California with appraisals for estate tax, probate, guardianship, estate planning, equitable distribution, charitable contribution, insurance coverage and resale. 

Karin A Costa Auctions & Appraisals is a full-service personal property appraisal firm specializing in the appraisal of antiques, residential contents and fine art. Karin provides estate management services to estate fiduciaries, especially when they are living outside the area, by compiling home and estate inventories; distributing heirlooms; coordinating the selection, packing, shipping and sale process of items to auctions and consignment.  Karin is a licensed auctioneer in Nevada and California where she conducts in-home online auctions.  To complate the estate management process, Karin will coordinate the donation and trash liquidation of personal property to clear a household or business.

Karin is a graduate of the University of Missouri (1985) with a degree in History and an emphasis on western U.S. history. She graduated from the International Society of Appraisers Core Course in Appraisal Studies and The Appraisal Foundations's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course (2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019). She has completed the ISA Fine Arts Specialty course. Ms. Costa is a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America having received her initial appraiser's credentials there in 1999.

Prior to entering the appraisal field, Ms. Costa had been a retail antiques dealer in Chicago, IL (1985 - 1996), and an estate liquidator (Chicago and Seattle 1995 - 1997).  She cataloged artifacts, conducted reserach and gave docent tours at the Lake County Museum (Wauconda, IL).

Karin has been a presenter at the University of Nevada-Reno's OLLI program for 3 years on topics of appraising and estate settlement.


  • Art
  • Collectibles
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Tools - Modern


  • Divorce Settlements
  • Estate Probate
  • Insurance Claims
  • Liquidator
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Books
  • Business Contents/Inventories
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Transportation
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