“Stop answering your phone until you and your staff know how to use the dang phone!” Many years ago, I opened an ISA conference seminar with that quote. The audience looked puzzled, then I told them I was going to play a tape (yea, it was that long ago) of appraisers answering the phone. The […]

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Changes to USPAP 2020-2021 There are many important changes to USPAP that go into effect on January 1st 2020.  Every professional appraisal must comply with these new revisions. Leon Castner ISA-CAPP, a Certified USPAP Instructor and the Senior Partner at National Appraisal Consultants, explains one of them. “One big USPAP change that goes into effect on […]

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Knowing how to sell and market appraisal services is critical to your success — Especially in today’s economy. James Gamble of Proctor and Gamble made this statement many years ago. No offense to our soap-making friends and clients – – but is it true? How much of the success of any item or service is […]

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As you know, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) will soon release the 2020-2021 version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP 2020-2021). Every two years they publish a new edition.  Naturally, like all responsible appraisers we buy a copy, just like you do. I love the digital edition. This digital PDF format is searchable, […]

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Stay ahead of your competition, discover the required USPAP changes, and update your resume with the 2020-2021 USPAP Standard!! Your Instructor, Leon Castner, is the former Director of Education for lSA, and an AQB certified instructor.  Leon will provide you with a clear understanding and test preparation of USPAP, and how it applies to your personal property […]

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Join Brian Kathenes, for an absolutely free, live-stream webinar:“Appraising Autographs, Manuscripts, & Historical Documents – Identifying Phonies, Fakes, Forgeries”  When: September 10th, 2019Time: 8:00PM Eastern time  Sponsored by The Manuscript Society.  Brian will a share some of the most famous and intriguing phonies, fakes, and forgeries in the autograph collecting world.  Brian’s webinars are always lively, interactive, informative, and educational. Discover […]

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2018 – 2019 USPAP Personal Property 7 & 15-Hour Classes You need to stay ahead of your competition, to survive and thrive. Discover the required USPAP changes, and update your resume with the 2018-2019 USPAP Standard!! Your Instructor is Leon Castner. He’s the former Director of Education for lSA, and an AQB certified instructor.  Leon will provide you […]

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