"Personal property appraisers have too few places to go to find accurate and timely information helpful to their profession," says Dave J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM, a Certified Appraiser and veteran appraisal course writer and instructor. Maloney went on to say that while a small number of appraisers receive information from societies to which they belong, the vast majority of appraisers belong to no society at all. This lack of timely and readily-available updates is the reason Maloney and his partner, Bill Novotny, ISA AM, CGA decided to publish the professional eNewsletter entitled "ACA Appraiser's Update." While primarily directed at appraisers, the eNewsletter is also useful to those who have a tangential interest in the profession such as estate liquidators, auctioneers, dealers, claims adjusters, attorneys, etc.
The "ACA Appraiser's Update" is published regularly and includes appraisal as well as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) related news, tips, announcement, Q&As and articles. Examples of recent articles include "Appraisal Report Templates," "New IRS Regulations Raise the Bar," and "Is a Hands-On Inspection Always Required?" To sign up for this free eNewsletter or to read the eNewsletter archive of articles, visit www.ACAcourses.com.
About Novotny and Maloney
William Novotny has been a full-time personal property appraiser since 1993. He has completed hundreds of professional appraisal reports and has appraised over 10,000 properties for clients. Novotny has served as a designated expert witness and has provided testimony at deposition or trial on numerous occasions. He qualified as an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in 1996 and has requalified in 2001 and 2006. In 2002 Novotny was certified as a National USPAP Course instructor by the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation in Washington DC. He was the first personal property appraiser to attain this distinction.
David Maloney is a Certified personal property appraiser with over twenty-five years of experience. A veteran appraisal course writer and instructor, he is the recipient of numerous honors including the International Society of Appraisers' (ISA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Maloney has served as President of the Association of Online Appraisers, as Vice President of the ISA, on the Board of Directors of the Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, and as Chairman of the Emerging Issues Committee of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council. In addition, for fourteen years he authored "Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory," hailed as a "Best Reference Book" by the Library Journal. Most recently, Maloney wrote "Appraising Personal Property: Principles & Methodology 2nd Edition" (Appraisers Press, 2008, 416 pgs).
About Appraisal Course Associates
Appraisal Course Associates (ACA) is a partnership between Novotny and Maloney established to provide the most comprehensive personal property valuation theory, principles, methodology, report writing and standards course available in a brief six-day setting. This course is designed for the personal property appraiser seeking a comprehensive review of or introduction to core valuation principles and methodology, including USPAP. For more about the "ACA Appraiser's Update" eNewsletter, Maloney's book "Appraising Personal