Professional Ethics

As professional appraisers we must maintain our position as an “uninterested party” and avoid bias.  We will not offer to purchase items we have appraised in the last three years.

We do sell items for our clients on consignment, and have a network of collectors, direct or auction sales venues, and dealers

We can generally consign items for a commission, or conduct Estate sales for clients – both based on the premise that “The greater your return, the greater our return.”

As professional appraisers, we adhere to an important code of ethics set forth by the International Society of Appraisers and according to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). This sets us apart from local dealers and collectors.

We will protect the confidential nature of the appraiser-client relationship
We will not be a party to any fraudulent acts;
We will not perform an assignment with bias;
We will not advocate the cause or interest of any party or issue in an appraisal;
We will not accept an assignment that includes the reporting of predetermined opinions and conclusions;
We will not misrepresent market information or any type of information obtained during the appraisal process;
We shall arrive at an independent numerical conclusion based on knowledge, thorough research and experience without regard to undue influences;
We will not charge a fee based on a percentage of the valuation found, or accept payment for any appraisal in the form of items we have appraised;
We will disclose to the client, any current or prospective interest in the subject property or parties involved; and any services regarding the subject property performed by the appraiser within the three year period immediately preceding acceptance of the assignment, as an appraiser or in any other capacity.