|What's It Worth?
Raymond Dragon, Chapter 73 President, says:
When we ask "What's it worth?" we're asking for an opinion of value. When the courts want one they swear in an appraiser as an expert witness.
ASA-accredited appraisers make credible witnesses because of their education, experience, and adherence to recognized standards, and because they subscribe to the USPAP code of ethics, established by the Appraisal Foundation.
Their appraisals are accurate (based on sound methodology), reliable (repeatable), and trustworthy (ethical).
What's it worth? Ask an ASA appraiser for an opinion of value.
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.
Find an Appraiser
Our members provide appraisals in the specialities of Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical, Personal Property and Real Estate. All are interdisciplinary and will help you select the appraiser or appraisal team that meets your valuation needs. For personal assistance, email Chapter Treasurer Lynn Magnusson or call her at 973-425-1550.
Serving Northern New Jersey
The Northern New Jersey Chapter (Chapter 73) of the American Society of Appraisers represents accredited ASA members serving the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union.
Leading Appraisal Organization
The American Society of Appraisers is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary appraisal organization. Founded in 1936 and incorporated in 1952, the ASA includes specialists in all types of tangible and intangible property, both real and personal.
2015 Holiday Party a Success
BY CHAPTER TREASURER LYNN MAGNUSSON, ASA
The chapter held it's Annual Holiday Party on January 13, 2016 in the private wine room at Lunello's Restaurant in Cedar Grove. This location has been proven to be pretty convenient for chapter members. Perhaps we've finally found a replacement venue for Pals Cabin in West Orange?
Our special guest was Regional Governor Gary Snowdon, from the Hudson Valley, NY chapter. He updated the group on the discussions taking place within the National ASA, including such topics as checking on the certifications of chapter members, encouraging candidates to advance, and educational opportunities among the disciplines. Hopefully, Gary will continue in his role representing the Region!
The members and guests were treated to a Five Star dining experience including appetizers, salads and a wide variety of creative entrees. Everyone raved about the food and service in a great environment. A friendly gift exchange among members took place amid wine tasting, toasting and recreational tippling.
The next event will be a planning meeting. The input of our chapter members is very important to the Board. Please contact a member with your questions or concerns.
Professional AchievementPaul is Senior Vice President of International Appraisal Company in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. He has been active in the appraisal and property tax fields for over 40 years. He has lectured extensively, appeared on CNN and written several articles, most recently Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal Specialty: A New Beginning and Opportunity for the Real Property Discipline, which he wrote with lead author Micheal R. Lohmeier, FASA, of the Detroit Chapter, and third author, David J. Kramer, ASA, also out of Detroit. During his career he has provided appraisals of commercial and industrial properties throughout the United States and Canada.
The ASA Board of Governors recently awarded our own Paul Roberts, ASA, with Life Membership in the American Society of Appraisers. Life Membership is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Society and to the valuation profession.
Paul's ASA achievements and contributions have been many at the Chapter, Region and National levels. A past president of the Northern New Jersey Chapter, he has served on it's Board of Directors for many years, and gone on to serve as Governor of Region 1. A member of the national Real Property Committee, he has also served as Real Property Governor. He's served as Chair of the Public Relations Committee, Chair of the Performance and Evaluation Committee, and as a member of the Admissions and Membership Committee.
Congratulations and thanks to Paul for decades of service to the profession and to the Society.
Your inquiry about membership in our chapter or other appraisal topics is welcome and will receive a prompt and courteous reply from one of our chapter officers. The Northern New Jersey Chapter is large and growing, with more than 60 full members and over 40 active candidate members -- who have met their Ethics and USPAP requirements -- and that doesn't include pending applicants. But there's always room for one more good appraiser! Interested in appraising and the valuation sciences? Consider joining us!