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ASA Los Angeles Can Help You! Independent valuations to assure your property is properly appraised

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers - with their ASA accreditation, education, valuation experience and adherence to ethical practices - make all the difference when consumers need independent, credible opinions of value on property. ASA-accredited appraisers are valuation experts, and the meticulous ASA accreditation and SoCal Appraisers membership process ensures that our appraisers are accurate, impartial and credible.

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ASA Events

FMV Concepts: Personal Property
Fair Market Value appraisals are often prepared for federal tax filing by personal property appraisers. This day and a half course focuses on the requirements and guidance of the IRS and meeting those for appraisers in an appraisal report. The course looks at the various definitions of Fair Market Value (from the Code of Federal Regulations), the definitions of qualified appraiser and qualified appraisal, and the meaning of language such as "unrelated use" and "recapture." In addition it looks at the requirements found in the guidance and the suggested format that has been provided by the Art Appraisal Services office.

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7-hour USPAP for PP/GJ/MTS
A 7-Hour USPAP Course (2016-2017) designed for personal property, gems & jewelry and machinery & technical specialties appraisers.

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Picasso Prints for Appraisers
Pablo Picasso is the most highly collected printmaker in the history of fine art. Tony Pernicone, ASA will lead us through the various limited edition mediums of Pablo Picasso, including etching, lithography, linocuts, ceramics, posters, and pochoirs along with the various catalogue references for these works, and the history, importance, and value they hold in the current marketplace. Tony will also discuss some of the ways to spot Picasso fakes.

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Board Meeting
Members welcome to attend.

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Appraisal Review and Management

Appraisal Review and Management is a unique discipline in the American Society of Appraisers. While professionals in other ASA disciplines are specialists in the valuation of particular property types, the ARM discipline focuses upon review and management of all types of property appraisals and appraisal practice management.



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Business Valuation

Business Valuation (BV) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for businesses and business interests of all sizes, from small proprietorships, such as medical practices, to large multinational corporations.





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Gems and Jewelry

Gems and Jewelry (GJ) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for precious stones and jewelry. The professionally qualified GJ appraiser focus on one or more of the following specialties: diamonds and unmounted colored gemstones, contemporary jewelry, art and designer jewelry, Native American and/or other collectible ethnic jewelry, antique and period jewelry, gemstones rough, gemstone carvings and mineral specimens.

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Machinery and Technical Specialties

The Machinery Technical Specialties discipline of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers represents a unique group of individuals, who, throughout the years have defined the appraisal of machinery & equipment.




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Personal Property

Personal Property (PP) is defined as tangible, movable property that is utilitarian, collectible, decorative or a combination of the three. This definition includes items such as paintings, antiques, sculptures, photography, posters, toys, commercial advertising, musical instruments, professional camera equipment, fine watercraft or automobiles, silver flatware, jewelry, wine, and more.

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Real Property

Real Property (RP) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for real property, defined as all the interests, benefits, rights and encumbrances inherent in the ownership of physical real estate, where real estate is the land together with all improvements that are permanently affixed to it and all appurtenances associated thereto.


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Contact

ASA-LA, c/o DeborahAnn Marshall
PO Box 1877
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-1877