Appraisal Witness: Qualified Expert

Appraisal Witness: Qualified Expert

Affiliated Organizations

    National Association of Professional AppraisarsDurkin Valuation Associates are affiliated with the following National Appraisal Associations and hold various accreditations with:
  • NAPA – National Association of Professional Appraisers
    • SPA – Senior Professional Appraiser
  • ASA – American Society of Appraisers
    • Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • NAA – National Auctioneer Association
    • GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

    And all Associates are compliant with:

  • 2012-2013 USPAP – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice,
  • The Appraisal Foundation – Authorized by Congress as the source of Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Qualifications
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