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Accredited Certified Personal Property Appraiser

Joe is the only personal property appraiser, we know of in the world, who is trained in both USPAP and the IVS, and is the only dual certified and accredited firearms appraiser, we know of, in the world. In addition, he is the only accredited, certified firearms appraiser, in both antique and modern firearms, in the USA.

PUBLISHED RECOGNIZED EXPERT: authored: Introduction to Personal Property, Valuation Theory, Ethical Appraisal Behavior, Effective Appraisal Report Writing, The Appraisal Process, Anatomy of an Appraiser, Estate Sale Theory and Practice, Choosing an Appraiser, Critique of Internet Appraising, Concept of Diminished Value, Price Guides, The Credible Appraisal Report, Firearm Appraising, Provenance, Internet Appraising, and The Ethics of the Estate Sale Professional.

EDUCATION and TRAINING: taken, passed by written examination and received college credit for, the following four (4) appraisal courses: Principles of Valuation, Personal Property Valuation - Report Writing, Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research & Analysis, Personal Property Valuation - Appraisal Practice & Standards and the other following courses, for which college credit was not given: USPAP, and Ethics.

 LEADERSHIP: first in the U.S.A. to develop ethics, theory, standards and practices for the estate sale industry.

RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE: consultant to Businesses, Attorneys, Trust Administrators, Probate Advisors, Museums, Insurance Companies, Collectors, Dealers, Auction Houses, IRS, etc.

EXPERT WITNESS: District Court --- prepared to consult in all areas of expertise.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: operates an accredited appraisal service, and an estate liquidation business,

PERSONAL INTEREST: owns a personal collection of American antique furniture, American cut glass, sterling silver and Winchester firearms.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE: the Appraiser has specific knowledge as to the market and the applicable market levels used in the appraisal process as well as appraisal theory and application.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: contributing editor to internationally known firearms price guide, Standard Catalog of Firearms.

ORGANIZATIONAL HONORS: Current President of the International Appraisers Guild, twice President of the Colorado chapter of American Society of Appraisers.

The appraisal organizations to which I belong feel it is essential to differentiate between qualified appraisers and pretenders. It is particularly important that we inform users of appraisals about the issues involved. Allow me to express the appraisal industry’s opinion about unqualified, uncertified and unaccredited people doing appraisal work. It is accepted opinion that these interlopers do a great disservice to their clients, the public, and all users of appraisal reports. Individuals, who call themselves appraisers, but lack the prerequisite training, education and experience, most often, rely heavily upon price guides to establish value or their personal experiences in a retail store or at various related shows. I have written an article on the use of price guides in the valuation process, and will be glad to provide it to you upon your request. Price guides, and personal sales or market experiences, are NOT adequate to establish value, as per USPAP. Only the trained appraiser has the training, experience, and education to prepare a credible appraisal report. Credible appraisal reports are not inventory lists with values listed to one side. Also, nonprofessionals, untrained persons and the unsuspecting public do not understand that pricing is not valuing and that price does not pertain to value, and is most often irrelevant, again, as per USPAP.

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Joe Cornell ASA, CMA, ISA

(303) 455-1717

Cell: (303) 981-8050

FORMAL HIGHER EDUCATION: Graduate University of Montana, B.A.

KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE: began appraising on July 27th, 1972

FIELDS OF STUDY and EXPERTISE: designated Personal Property Appraiser competent to appraise, including but not limited to, antiques, collectibles, art, motor vehicles, boats, decorative arts, residential contents, tools, light machinery, livestock, firearms and militaria, etc.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: competent in both the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, USPAP, which are the excepted standards for appraisal practice in the USA, and also the International Valuation Standards, which is found outside the USA.

MEMBERSHIP and TRAINING: is a member in good standing of the International Appraiser's Guild, The International Society of Appraisers, and the American Society of Appraisers.

HONORS and TITLE: has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Master Appraiser by the International Appraiser's Guild, the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser granted by the American Society of Appraisers, and the designation of Accredited Member granted by the International Society of Appraisers.