code of ethics

Phillip Fabian CAA & Estate Liquidator 

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Barbara Pickett CAA is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser and has been facilitating Estate Sales in Southern California for over 20 years and Author of “Insider’s Guide to Estate Sales: Observations from the Trenches”


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PURPOSE:

This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the "Code") provides guidelines to the members of Appraisers National Association ("ANA") for their professional conduct. These principles are also intended to inform the general public, the business community and government agencies of ANA's ethical standards. Public confidence in the honesty, integrity, professionalism, and ability of the professional personal property appraiser is fundamental to the success of the ANA.

ANA members shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the overall image of the appraisal profession.

Section I:
ADHERENCE TO THE CODE

1.00 Requirement - ANA members shall comply with the Code. Lack of knowledge of the Code shall not constitute an excuse for a member's noncompliance nor be considered in any hearing regarding a member's alleged violation of the Code.

1.01 Preemption - ANA members must comply with all laws and regulations of the country, state, region and municipality in which they practice. In the event of any inconsistency between any law or regulation and the Code, ANA members shall adhere to the highest standard represented by the subject law, regulation, or the Code.

Section II:
DUTY TO CONTINUE EDUCATION

2.00 Continuing Education - ANA members shall continually expand their knowledge of valuation theory and develop their expertise with respect to the specific product area in which they specialize.

2.01 Current Laws and Regulations - ANA members shall be knowledgeable of the current laws and regulations of the country, state, region and municipality in which they practice relating to the appraisal profession and to their particular field of expertise.

Section III:
ETHICAL RULES

3.00 Honesty - ANA members shall be honest and trustworthy.

3.01 Fraudulent/Dishonest Acts - ANA members shall not be a party to any fraudulent, dishonest, or malicious act.

3.02 Equal Opportunity - ANA members shall not deny service to any prospective client or customer on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

3.03 Representations - ANA members shall honestly and fairly represent their professional competency, qualifications, facilities, and capabilities. ANA members shall not exaggerate or otherwise misrepresent their qualifications at any time to the public in general or to any specific person or persons.

3.04 Appraisal Assignment - ANA members shall conduct themselves ethically and professionally at all times in conducting appraisal assignments.

3.05 Market Information - ANA members shall not misrepresent market information or any other type of information obtained during the appraisal process.

3.06 Personal Property Information - ANA members shall not misrepresent, conceal, suppress, or omit any pertinent information about the property being appraised.

3.07 Personal Objectivity - ANA members shall act objectively, conducting themselves as informed professionals who objectively express knowledgeable opinions as to the value of the property being appraised at given points of time and within specified circumstances.

3.08 Conclusion - ANA members shall arrive at an independent numerical conclusion based on knowledge, thorough research and experience without regard to undue influences.

3.09 Gratuities/Gifts - ANA members shall not accept any gratuity, gift from a current or prospective client or customer, or from any other person or entity when its receipt may create the appearance of impropriety or unfair influence regarding their professional decisions or actions.

3.10 Status - ANA members shall not use any status, office, or position to unfairly gain an economic advantage not otherwise available to them.

3.11 ANA Guidelines - All certified and accredited ANA members shall use currently approved appraisal methodology and research procedures to prepare their appraisal report. Such reports shall not conflict with ANA Appraisal Report Writing Standards.

3.12 Opinions - ANA members shall not give advice or opinions that are not within the scope of the appraisal process.

3.13 Disclosure - ANA members shall disclose in the appraisal report all limiting factors and critical assumptions, and the affect these factors have on the appraisal process.

Section IV:
THE RELATIONSHIP OF CLIENT AND APPRAISER

4.00 Confidentiality - ANA members shall maintain the confidentiality of their relationship with the client regarding the property that is being appraised. The ANA members shall safeguard all appraisal reports and documents from unauthorized scrutiny and/or seizure, unless legally required to make such disclosure.

4.01 Access - ANA members shall adhere to the client's right of access to all documents and information concerning that client's appraisal work.

4.02 Personal Affairs - In connection with the appraisal process, ANA members shall refrain from interfering in any way with the personal affairs of the client.

4.03 Conduct - ANA members shall conduct themselves in a professional and impartial manner to the general public and to any third party to whom the client gives the appraisal report.

4.04 Diligence - ANA members shall apply due diligence and make themselves reasonably available during all stages of the appraisal process.

4.05 Confidence - ANA members shall terminate an appraisal assignment if the member looses the client's confidence.

4.06 Conflict of Interest - ANA members must avoid and withdraw from situations that represent a conflict of interest.

4.07 Expertise - ANA members should accept only appraisal assignments that fall within their professional capabilities.

Section V:
APPRAISAL FEES

5.00 Fees - ANA members shall not charge a fee based on a percentage of the valuation found, the financial outcome from the use of the appraisal, or whether the member will purchase the item of the property being appraised.

Section VI:
RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE ASSOCIATION, THE BOARD AND THE APPRAISAL PROFESSION

6.00 Policy Statements- ANA members shall not, unless authorized, make any oral or written policy statement on behalf of the ANA and/or its membership.

6.01 ANA Bylaws, Regulations and Policies - ANA members shall abide by the current ANA bylaws, regulations, and policies.

6.02 Loyalty - ANA members shall be loyal to the ANA and shall strive for excellence in pursuit of its objectives.

6.03 Conflict of Interest - ANA members shall avoid, and upon notice immediately disclose to the Board of Directors, all conflicts of interest that may arise between the member and the ANA, ANA's Board of Directors, or ANA's bylaws, regulations, and policies.

6.04 Privileged Information - ANA members shall maintain the confidentiality of privileged information known to them by virtue of their membership or office in ANA.

6.05 Infringement - ANA members shall not attempt to obtain an appraisal assignment that is known to have been awarded to a colleague.

6.06 Conduct - ANA members shall deal honestly and fairly with all members and other business associates, treating them with professional courtesy and dignity.

6.07 Disparagement - ANA members shall not make disparaging statements or implications regarding a colleague. ANA members shall not interfere with a colleague's right to practice, serve, or compete to the full extent of the colleague's knowledge, competence, and abilities.

6.08 Interference with Rights - ANA members shall not knowingly interfere with the legal and/or contractual rights of others.

6.09 Development of the Profession - ANA members shall promote development of the profession through the exchange of knowledge and experience with colleagues, students, and the general public.

Section VII:
ENFORCEMENT OF THIS CODE

7.00 Written Acknowledgment - ANA members shall be required to acknowledge in writing that they have read, understood, and shall comply with the ANA Code.

7.01 Violation of Standards - ANA shall investigate all instances of ANA members who have been accused of willfully violating these standards. All complaints must be made in writing and should include documentation or indication of the source where such documentation can be obtained by the ANA.

7.02 Grievance Procedures - ANA's Code of Ethics Disciplinary Procedures shall be followed in the event of any complaint or grievance pertaining to an alleged violation of this Code.

7.03 Disciplinary Action - Disciplinary action, if any, for violation of any portion of this Code shall be in accordance with ANA's Code of Ethics Disciplinary Procedures.

7.04 Confidentiality - All matters pertaining to ethics grievances shall be treated in strictest confidence by all parties to the grievance procedure. The complainant and respondent shall not discuss the proceedings outside the scope of the ANA ethics process. Violation of confidentiality may be treated as a failure to abide by the Code.

Section VIII:
AMENDMENTS

8.00 Amendments - The Code may be amended only by a majority vote of the ANA Board of Directors​

Timothy Day Hill, BA, MA, CAA

President

Has served the public for over 45 years as an educator, Historian and appraiser

Alice Karle, Certified Accredited Appraiser, Lecturer, member of ANA since 1996



Tom Ahern

Board Member at Large

Lecturer, Educator

Faculty

College For Appraisers

Certified Accredited Appraiser (CAA)

Trish Hill BS, AE

Administrator

Has extensive experience in education and public relations



David Baiz

Treasurer

collector

estate liquidator

has attended the College For Appraisers.


Charlotte Bruno

Vice President.

Former President of ANA

Has accrued over 15 years of experience as an  estate liquidator and personal property appraiser.


knowledge supported by experience backed by a code of ethics

Qualified Appraisers you can trust.

 

Our members have a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and qualified solutions for their clients.

 

Often, more than one area of expertise is required with appraisals. With our members, there’s no need to hire a multitude of appraisers. We can refer you an appraiser skilled in many areas of personal property.

 
We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.

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​01.
 Appraisals by, Certified Accredited Appraiser (CAA)

Individuals who have successfully completed the educational requirements for certification established by The Appraisal Foundation which is authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and apprabyiser qualifications.

Sanctioned by ANA to appraise.

 

02. Estate Sales by CAA and  ​Associate Members (AM)

Individuals or businesses whose main interest is in the field of personal property appraising. Such as: estate sellers, dealers, auctioneers, estate buyers, brokers, and other related professions. 

Not sanctioned by ANA to appraise.

 

03. We Treat You and Your Property with Respect

Whether you need a written appraisal, an estate sale or just in need of some valuation of your property, you can rest assured that we’re going to help you. We’re committed to providing you with top notch appraisal assistance, support and knowledge. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, knowledge, and understanding. 




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Administrator

Tracy Lindsey BA, CAA

Mediator-arbitrator for the Alameda County Superior Court

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