News-Antique.com - Mar 24,2011 - FREDERICK, Maryland -- Certified appraiser and veteran appraisal course writer, author and instructor David J. Maloney, Jr. of Appraisal Course Associates has received the 2011 International Society of Appraiser's (ISA) Publication Award for his book, “Appraising Personal Property: Principles & Methodology" 4th Edition.
Published by Appraisers Press in 2010, the 570-page book is a comprehensive course book and reference guide to the underlying core appraisal knowledge required of today's professional personal property appraiser including appraisal principles, methodology, practices, theory, ethics, standards and report writing.
The Award is presented for the most outstanding written work involving the appraisal profession as a whole. In selecting Maloney's book, consideration was given to the degree the work enhances the appraisal profession including its growth, credibility and image. "In my opinion, it is an outstanding resource," said ISA Awards Committee Chair, Martha Peck, ISA CAPP.
Maloney, managing partner at Appraisal Course Associates, received the honor during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the ISA's recent Annual Convention in Nashville, TN.
"My goal was to share the knowledge I've gained in over 30-years of appraising with both experienced as well as novice appraisers in the hopes of improving their performance as professional personal property appraisers," said Maloney. "The International Society of Appraisers is a respected professional appraisal society and I am honored by their recognition," he continued.
David Maloney is a Certified personal property appraiser with over thirty years of experience. A veteran appraisal course writer and instructor, he is the recipient of numerous honors including ISA's 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 (now online at www.Maloneysdirectory.com). Most recently, Maloney also wrote the "Complete Online Course to Personal Property Appraising (Featuring USPAP)" which is now available at www.AppraisalCourseAssociates.com.
About Appraisal Course Associates
Appraisal Course Associates (ACA) is a partnership between Bill Novotny, ISA AM, GCA and Dave Maloney, AOA CM established to provide comprehensive valuation literature and instructional courses for the personal property appraiser. ACA books, courses and online newsletters focus on valuation theory, principles, methodology, report writing and standards, with a special focus on the incorporation of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) (as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation of Washington, DC) into the appraiser's daily practice. In addition to Maloney's complete online course for the personal property appraisers, the ACA is now offering online versions of the USPAP Update Course as continuing education for appraisers seeking to maintain currency in USPAP. For more information, visit www.AppraisalCourseAssociates.com.