St_Louis_Appraisal_Services

NAA Auctioneers and Appraisers

Rob Weiman CAI, GPPA, AARE, CES, AMM, BAS, BS

Our experienced appraiser has appraised farm equipment, doctor’s equipment, estates, restaurants, coin and gun collections, and produces USPAP compliant appraisal reports.

Our appraiser has experience producing hypothetical appraisals for restaurants that have been damaged by fires, and is willing to appear as an expert witness to defend his appraisals.

Estate Appraisals:

We can appraise estates of all sizes from very large to the small.  We invite you to look into our estate appraisal services. Click here to see more about our estate appraisal services.

Medical Appraisals:

Valuation of medical equipment by experts. St. Louis, MO is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. Medical equipment appraisal is an important job.  Regardless of the size of the job, from large hospitals to small clinics, we can handle it. We are appraisal experts, we would love to show you the difference our appraisers can bring to the job.

Business Appraisals:

Small business or large we can handle your business appraisal job. Our appraisals comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and we stand ready to testify as an expert witness in court to back them up (standard rates apply).

Why not leave your business valuation in the hands of an expert? Put a National Auctioneer’s Association Graduate Personal Property Appraiser to work for you. Give us a call today and lets talk business!

 

Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

Our Auctioneer holds the National Auctioneers Associations Graduate, Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation. In fact not only does he hold the NAA GPPA designation, he was chosen by the NAA to help re-write the class.

Here is what the NAA web site says about the GPPA.

The National Auctioneers Association created the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) professional designation to provide Auctioneers with custom education that enhances their appraisal skills and knowledge. The GPPA program teaches students the responsibilities of being an appraiser and provides them advanced training in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines.

The Appraisal Foundation of the United States recognized the GPPA designation as one of only a very few that meet their credentialing criteria in the US.

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraisers in federally related transactions. State Appraiser Certification and Licensing Boards; federal, state, and local agencies, appraisal services; and appraisal trade associations require compliance with USPAP.

The program trains Auctioneers on how to conduct a complete USPAP-compliant appraisal. GPPA instructors train students how to evaluate and understand factors that affect the value of appraised assets. GPPA students learn how to appraise personal property, antiques, machinery, equipment, farm machinery and construction equipment. GPPA candidates are taught to use a GPPA appraisal template to prepare reports. The last day of GPPA training concludes with an “Appraiser as Expert Witness” program to prepare appraisers who are called to testify in court.

To attain the GPPA designation, students must complete 35 hours of classroom training including training in the following topic areas:

Marketing your appraisal business
Function and responsibilities of the appraiser
Factors effecting the value of appraised assets
Personal property identification and valuation
Methodology of appraisals
Researching comps
What to look for: Identifying marks, condition, etc.
Drafting appraisal reports

GPPA candidates must pass an exam after completion of the course. After completion of classroom training and passing the test, candidates must submit a class appraisal report and complete the GPPA application form within 90 days. Within one year of completing the course and submitting 90-days materials, candidates must submit two client appraisals and attend the USPAP 15-hour certification course and pass its exam.

To maintain the GPPA designation and remain USPAP compliant, designees must re-certify each time USPAP regulations are revised (generally updated every two years). Re-certification can be acquired by completing a 7 hour USPAP update class.

We have conducted a wide variety of personal property appraisals for both home owners and businesses. From homeowners who needed to know the insurance value for of their silver set to Wendy’s restaurants that needed to know the liquidation value of their fryers and other equipment, to banks that need to know the value of tanning beds in a salon to a large funeral business that needed values placed on the equipment a 4 story office including executive offices we have done it all.

If you need personal property appraised please give us a call at 314-680-8599

St. Louis, MO. Appraisal