Phillip Fabian CAA

​Board Member

Personal Property Appraiser

Estate Liquidator

Graphic artist


For members only

Administrator

       code of ethics

Charlotte Bruno 

Appraiser Emeritus

Former President of ANA


CEO

​​​ANA now has a Facebook page where we will post appraisal relevant articles, announce courses, discuss articles or books, mention upcoming events and where members may leave comments.


Please submit suggestions for any of the above to Trish Hill anaofficehb@gmail.com or the Facebook Administrators: Phil Fabian estates@philfabian.com or

Timothy Hill guardiansofthepast@gmail.com


https://www.facebook.com/AppraisersNationalAssociation/ ​​​​

"Appraisers National Association is a Unique Personal Property Appraiser Group, Run by Appraiser Volunteers, Dedicated to the Appraisal Community since 1982." 

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

Board member

Personal Property Appraiser

Educator

Historian

45+ Years of Service

Maribeth Scharlach CAA

​Board Member

​Personal Property Appraiser

Andrea Waite 

CAA

​Board member

Personal Property Appraiser

Estate Liquidator  

10+ Years Experience

Trish Hill BS

Administrator

Appraiser Emeritus

Personal Property Appraiser 

Education & Public Relations

30+ Years Experience 



David Baiz BS

​CAA

Treasurer

​Personal Property Appraiser

Estate Liquidator

Collector

20+ Years Experience


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backed by a professional code of ethics

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Our Certified Accredited Appraiser Members have earned a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing sensible, qualified Personal Property Appraisal & Valuation solutions for their clients.

 

More than one area of expertise is often required in Written Appraisal Assignments. With our members, there’s no need to hire a multitude of appraisers as we can refer you to 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 Appraisal & Valuation Assignment benefits from the depth and breadth of our Hands-on Expertise.

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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 Personal Property Appraiser Qualifications.

Sanctioned by ANA to appraise.

 

Associate Member (AM)

Individuals or businesses whose main interest is in the field of Personal Property. Such as Estate Liquidators & Facilitators, Antique & Collectibles Dealers, Auctioneers, Brokers, Consultants, Personal Property Experts & Related Professions. 

Not sanctioned by ANA to appraise.


Student Member (SM) 

Individuals who are currently enrolled in courses of Personal Property Appraisal instruction.

Not sanctioned by ANA to appraise.


Expert Consultant (EC) 

Individuals who demonstrate a high level of expertise in a narrow field of specialization. Includes Specialty Scholars, Museum Curators, Conservators, Linquists, Niche Collectors, Authors, Historians, Attorneys etc.  

Not sanctioned by ANA to appraise. 



We Respect You and Your Property 

Whether you need a Written Appraisal, an Estate Sale or Liquidation of Household Contents or simply need an Informal Verbal or Oral Valuation of your Personal Property or Residential Household Contents, you can rest assured that we will help you. We’re committed to providing top notch Personal Property Appraisal Assistance, Support and Knowledge. We approach every client with a focus on Integrity, Knowledge, and Understanding. 




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