CHANGING TIMES… CHANGING TRENDS… KEEPING CURRENT
For the appraiser, just like all other professions, it is the age of specialization. With the increased interest in collecting antiques and unique items, a wealth of information and knowledge is available.
The fact that an appraiser is certified means they have formally studied the appraisal process and one or more classes of items. A board has certified that they possess the required knowledge to appraise various items generally, and that they have a professional level of knowledge about specific materials.
Because the appraiser is certified, you can trust their judgement, even if you get various opinions from different individuals. This is critical for insurance appraisals, but no less important for the liquidation of an estate or your simple curiosity about a piece of furniture you found at a yard sale.