Spotlight on ASA’s New Personal Property Course the Business of Appraising— What You Need to Know about Running Your Appraisal Practice
Editor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers is hosting a Personal Property class Business of Appraising— What You Need to Know about Running Your Appraisal Practice on Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. ASA received a preview of course from instructor Joy Berus.
Q: Can you tell us a little about how this class was formed?
A: I have found through the course of my career that many clients and colleagues do not understand the process of setting up and running an appraisal practice. This course was developed to help take you through the process on what to do, where to start, and how to maintain it once you have it running.
Q: What can attendees expect to take away from this class?
A: This class will provide both new and experienced personal property appraisers insight into setting up and running a successful appraisal practice. Students will receive valuable tips and advice on important business and legal issues that many valuation professionals face. Topics being discussed will include contracts, business entities and trusts, employees and independents contractors, leases, expenses, taxes, liabilities, getting paid and more.
Q: Why should appraisers of personal property or gems & jewelry attend this class?
A: This course is appropriate for new or experienced appraisers wishing to update and review current issues pertaining to conducting an appraisal business.
Q: Can you give us some background information about yourself?
A: I am a nationally known expert in the practice of art law with over 20 years of experience. My unique practice focuses on art and other tangible assets as an asset class with the goal of maximizing value and minimizing tax liability. I have specialized knowledge in art law, personal property law, tax law, appraisal law, UCC, and transactional law. I serve the needs of individual, corporate and museum clients who own all types of tangible assets from paintings, sports memorabilia, jewelry, and wine to classic cars.
To register for this class or for more information visit ASA Online