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VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) Class 2021

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VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
Must attend all sessions to complete this course. Click "GPPA Designation Live Virtual Classes" below to attend live sessions.

GPPA is designed to give auctioneers more skill and acumen in appraising personal property and provide another potential revenue stream as a professional appraiser. You will learn to appraise all types of personal property, from art to antiques, heavy equipment to general household goods, vehicles to collectibles. The class focuses on appraisal methodology, terminology, and report writing rather than asset class: you will complete a minimum of three appraisals in class. The class also introduces concepts of business building and integration into established auction business. GPPA teaches you to appraise according to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), which is a 15-hour class also offered by NAA.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:

  1. Define ‘appraisal’ and describe what appraisers do (and do not do)
  2. Identify who uses appraisals and for what purpose
  3. List what needs to be present in an appraisal
  4. Identify and define the required elements of an appraisal report
  5. Describe appraisal scope of work, markets, and approaches to value
  6. Develop an opinion of value and appraiser checklists and tool kits
  7. Develop a competent appraisal report structure
  8. Describe what is required in an IRS assignment and what needs to be in a work file
  9. Strategize how to build your appraisal business

The course is broken down into daily modules with specific learning objectives. The course uses polls, quizzes, written assignments, discussion boards, group and partner research activities and videos. If you need any special accommodation please let the instructors know. Read the virtual class FAQs.

VIRTUAL Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
Thursday-Monday, March 4-8, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Central Time (with breaks throughout)
Location: Click "GPPA Designation Live Virtual Classes" below

Instructors:  Tim Luke, CAI, BAS, MPPA and Megan Mahn Miller, MPPA
Tim Luke has 28 years of experience in the auction and appraisal industry, beginning his career at Christie’s in New York where he became a Director and Auctioneer. After leaving Christie’s, Tim established and is president of his own auction/appraisal/events business, TreasureQuestGroup, Inc., for twenty years located in South Florida providing appraisals for divorce, insurance, donations, and estates, along with providing auction and brokerage services of Fine & Decorative arts. Tim works with non-profits and serves as benefit auctioneer for many high profile charities across the United States. He has appeared as a participating appraiser on the first nine seasons of Antiques Roadshow, on HGTV’s Cash its the Attic and Strange Inheritance.

Megan Mahn Miller is the Owner and President of Mahn Miller Collective, Inc., an appraisal and consulting firm specializing in Rock and Roll and Hollywood memorabilia. She is also a Senior Property Specialist with Julien’s Auctions, based in Los Angeles. Mahn Miller holds a Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) designation from the National Auctioneer’s Association and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Minnesota.