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Appraiser Qualifications

Literally anyone can claim to be a personal property appraiser. Unlike people working in real estate, who are required to be licensed, personal property appraisers are not subject to any certification requirement.  For this reason, it is important to research the qualifications of the firm or individual you are considering before selecting someone to perform any service on your behalf. 


A well-qualified personal property appraiser should:


  • Have a formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. 

  • Be up-to-date on the latest appraisal standards

  • Compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

  • Regularly attend programs that ensure knowledge and competency in selected areas of expertise.


Jim Hanley is pleased to provide potential clients with his resume along with supplementary information about his credentials to aid them in evaluating professional experience.   Jim will also provide references upon request.

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