• Personal Property
• Real Estate
• Gems & Jewelry
• Business Valuation
Weblinks: Appraisal Organizations, Licensing, Standards
- American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Professional organization for providers of
management, valuation, and consulting services on agricultural and rural assets.
- American Society of Appraisers The parent organization of our chapter, the American Society of Appraisers fosters professional excellence through education, accreditation, publication and other services.
- The Appraisal Foundation Composed of other organizations -- there are no individual members -- The Appraisal Foundation's primary mission is to establish, improve, and promote the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (see below).
- The Appraisers Association of America The oldest non-profit professional association of personal property appraisers.
- The Appraisal Institute Organization dedicated to real estate appraisal education, publishing, and advocacy.
- Appraisal Subcommittee, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Comprehensive information about the Federal oversight system regarding licensed or certified real estate appraisers.
- International Association of Assessing Officers Educational and research association of individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property taxation.
- International Society of Appraisers Provides education and organizational support to advance the professionalism and effectiveness of personal property appraisers.
- Local Real Estate Appraiser Licensing. Real Estate appraisers are licensed by the local state Real Estate Boards. For the ASA Philadelphia Chapter, these are the PA State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers, the NJ State Real Estate Appraiser Board, and the DE Council on Real Estate Appraisers
- National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers A professional association of real estate appraisers providing accreditation, education, and standards.
- Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice The code of ethics written by the Appraisal Foundation (see above) and authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications.
Weblinks: Resources for Appraisers
- Business Valuation
- Annual Report Service. Free access to annual reports, both online and by email delivery.
- Report Gallery of AnnualReports.com. Find and review annual reports online by company name, stock symbol, exchange, industry, etc. Free.
- Reuters Investment News and Tools. Investment, finance, stock market, funds analysis, news, and tools, including reports, statistics, analyses.
- Yahoo! Finance. News, research, education, reports and online portfolios for bonds, funds, stocks, including sophisticated screeners.
- Gems & Jewelry
- DiaInfo.com. Public service diamond information website warning consumers about fake diamond certificates, fracture filled diamonds, and offering educational information and news.
- Gemological Institute of America. Industry news, careers, education, latest grading policies.
- Machinery & Technical Services
- AutoSite. New car prices, used cars, automotive reviews, auto quotes, and car buying guide.
- Recycler's World. Trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products and used or surplus materials
- Personal Property
- Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide. For dealers, collectors and appraisers of antique American, English and European clocks of all types.
- The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Website of Intuit, the Chicago center dedicated to the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who seem instead motivated by their unique personal visions.
- Greg's Antique Piano Page. Modest library of information about old pianos, including history, description and photos. Amateur but useful.
- Historic Wallpaper Resources. Mostly for the restoration-minded, but with good links to resources useful to appraisers.
- The Potteries. Six towns long engaged in pottery make up Stoke-on-Trent, England. Their website lists pottery companies, identifying marks, history, photos and more.
- The Smithsonian Institution. Exhibits, events and research and educational tools from the Smithsonian.
- Wallpaper in New England. Database of historic wallpaper giving time frames and photos of samples.
- X-Rates.com. Currency exchange rates, both current and historical back about 20 years.
- Real Estate
- Delaware County Public Access. Property records, deeds, office of judicial support.
- Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals. Property records, rules, regulations, forms, applications, tax data.
- Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes. Property search, assessments, forms and applications.
- Lending Universe. Directory of real estate-related service providers emphasizing financing, but including appraisers -- get listed -- brokers and others.