Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers
Why do I Need an Appraisal?
Why Choose a Professional Appraiser?
Why Choose an ASA-Designated Appraiser?
What Type of Appraiser do I Need?
Where Can I Find a Professional Appraiser?
What are Some Questions to Ask Potential Appraisers?
What are Some Things to Watch Out For?
What Does an Appraisal Cost and How Long Does it Take?
What is an Appraisal Report?
How Long is My Appraisal “Up-To-Date”?
What if Iʼm Not Happy with What I Get?
Should I Call an Appraiser Before Selling an Item or Artifact?
Can I E-Mail Photos of My Item to an Appraiser?
Why Does an Appraiser Ask so Many Questions About My Item?
Who are the Members of ASA?
What Does it Take to Become Designated?
Why Hire an ASA-Designated Appraiser?
Is it Ethical for an Appraiser to Help Me Sell an Object or Collection?
What if an Appraiser Offers to Purchase an Item They Appraised?
When Donating to a Museum, Do I Call the Appraiser or the Museum First?
If I'm Donating an Item to a Museum, When is an Appraisal Required?