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.
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.
April 2017: Personal Property Pragmatism, Problem Solving, and Pirates
The April Chapter Meeting was held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Bistro 18 in Montclair.The Guest Speakers were Ellen Epstein, ASA, Lynn Magnusson, ASA and Jane St. Lifer, ASA, who discussed "Personal Property Pragmatism, Problem Solving, and Pirates."
PP Appraisers Charm & Enlighten Their discussions explored some of the more unusual and amusing Personal Property assignments of three senior appraisers with over 90 collective years of appraising personal property in the areas of Decorative Arts, Residential Contents, Fine Art, and Photography. The discussants also conducted an Appraisal Clinic for Members Only.
Lavelle Earns ASA/IA Designation Duirng the meeting, Dan Roche, ASA (President) presented Mike Lavelle, ASA (Vice President) with the certificate for his new IA (Intangible Asset) designation in Business Valuation. Mike was one of the first to earn this designation.
Photography by Chapter Treasurer Donna Thompson Ray.
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!