Finding Qualified Appraisers
Here are and tips from Estate Sales News with links to appraisal associations. ASEL does not certify appraisers, but does provide contact information for their local member estate liquidators. Expert Estates is a member of both the American Society of Estate Liquidators and the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.
There are several appraisal societies and each one has certain criteria that members must meet. Some estate sales companies offer appraisal services, however, that does not make them appraisers. They may be experienced and knowledgeable, but belonging to one of these associations includes a code of ethics as well as specific appraisal education.