Resources for Personal Property Appraisers

The Appraisal Foundation recognizes the importance of professional standards for all types of property valuation including Personal Property. For those practicing in the area of Personal Property we offer these resources.

Professional Appraisal Organizations

Sponsoring Organizations of The Appraisal  Foundation that specialize in Personal Property can offer great resources to practitioners through membership, education and networking opportunities.  Contact these organizations for more information that will help you in your day-to-day practice.

Appraisers Association of America
American Society of Appraisers (multi-disciplinary)
International Society of Appraisers

Personal Property Resource Panel

In order to effectively raise the profile of the Personal Property discipline from the perspective of The Appraisal Foundation, expert advice and resources are necessary to help the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation  successfully reach out to these constituents.  The institution of the Personal Property Resource Panel (PPRP) will enhance the work and overall profile of The Appraisal Foundation as a multi-disciplinary organization, as well as help to associate the Personal Property discipline with The Appraisal Foundation’s mission to maintain and enhance the public trust in the valuation profession.

The Personal Property Resource Panel provides a permanent forum for assembling representatives from diverse backgrounds of personal property profession, so that The Appraisal Foundation’s Board of Trustees: 
  • Has a centralized ongoing facility for communication with representatives of the personal property discipline; and 
  • Benefits from information, advice and recommendations developed by the Resource Panel on issues relevant to the discipline.

The PPRP is currently composed of 12 members (please click on the link below to access the member list).  For more information on the PPRP, please contact Jalin Debeuneure at [email protected]

PPRP Members

Personal Property Appraisal Brochures


Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria


Personal Property Appraisals and You

The Four D's in Personal Property Appraisal

The Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria establishes minimum requirements for all personal property appraisers who are members of sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation. Personal property appraisers who are not members of sponsoring organizations are encouraged, but are not required, to follow the minimum education and experience recommendations established by the Criteria.

This brochure details information about personal property appraisal including what a personal property appraiser is, how to know if they are qualified and essential elements of a credible appraisal. As hard as we may try, we may not be able to adequately prepare for all of the pitfalls of life. Learn how a professional personal property appraiser plays a crucial role in navigating what is often referred to as the "four D's": death, disaster, divorce, and debt.

Valuation of Personal Property

Valuation of Machinery and Equipment

Valuation of Gems and Jewelry

Valuation of Fine and Decorative Art

The purpose of this brochure is to help you understand a machinery and equipment appraisal.

The purpose of this brochure is to help you understand a gem and jewelry appraisal, the process, and what you need to know in choosing an appraiser who is right for you.. This brochure will help you understand fine art, decorative art and antiques appraisal.

Download your copies today for free.  Printed copies of these are available in bundles of 25 for purchase in the Foundation Store.