APPRAISING PERSONAL PROPERTY: PRINCIPLES & METHODOLOGY - 2ND EDITION 2nd Edition of first-ever book for personal property appraisers covers appraisal principles and methodology including terminology, approaches to value, research, ethics, sample appraisals and more.
"Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology - 2nd Edition" is the only complete, well-organized, practical and fully-indexed course book and reference guide to personal property appraising. Written with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as its foundation, this is a complete book and not merely a course outline. It is unique. No other book or course of instruction provides such a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of personal property appraising. This course book will teach you the appraisal theory, principles, practices and methodology associated with preparing professional appraisal reports, and, being fully-indexed, the reader is quickly able to locate the appraisal-related information he/she is seeking.
And the book just got better! This new 2nd edition incorporates many important changes, improvements and additions - perhaps the most significant of which were brought about by The Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Standards Board's recent biennial update to USPAP. The resulting changes that were incorporated into the 2008-2009 edition of USPAP are mirrored throughout the book. Other improvements include additional topics and enhanced discussions on a host of subjects including when appraisers should comply with USPAP, appraisal updates, intended use and intended user, value types and definitions, using more than one appraiser, the inspection process (or lack thereof), scope of work, use of photographs in lieu of a personal inspection, disclosure statements, significant personal property appraisal assistance, workfiles and more.
"Maloney's guide to proper personal property appraisal methodology is so thorough that it can truly be called the only complete source on the subject. This essential guide to the preparation of ethical and professional appraisal reports should not only be a required addition to any appraiser's library but should be on the shelves of every public library as well. Owners of the book even have the ability to obtain updates online at no cost — an especially useful feature in a field where USPAP and IRS regulations can go through periodic modifications," said Peter Hastings Falk.
A growing number of people are entering the personal property appraisal profession. Of utmost importance is that they understand the theory, principles and methodology that lay the foundation for ethical, complete, reasoned, and well-communicated value conclusions. "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology - 2nd Edition" provides you with the most comprehensive yet practical course of instruction available today in the field of personal property appraising. From basic appraisal theory to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice to sample item descriptions and appraisal reports — this book covers it all. "If you aspire to become an appraiser and have not read this book, you should hang your head in shame!" said Harry Rinker.
"All those on our faculty who have had the opportunity to review "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology" agree that it is the best work of its kind and provides a strong, useful and thorough tool for the professional personal property appraiser. Your book really brings together all the disparate pieces of the appraisal process in