Welcome to the Hudson Valley New York Chapter of ASA

The American Society of Appraisers (www.appraisers.org) is a non- profit organization committed to fostering professional excellence in its membership through education, accreditation, publication and other services.  Its prestige is intended to contribute to the growth of its membership and to the appraisal profession. The Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers is comprised of appraisers throughout the region who understand the value of these ideals, who follow a code of ethics,  perform all work with objectivity and who maintain their designation through active education, and testing required  by The American Society of Appraisers including the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
The Appraisal Foundation was authorized by Congress to develop the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)  www.appraisalfoundation.org
The Hudson Valley Chapter includes members who provide expert appraisal services in the areas of Personal Property, Real Property, Business Valuation, Machinery and Technical Specialties, and Gems and Jewelry.  Its members are located throughout the Hudson Valley, from as far south as New Rochelle to north of Albany and as far west as Binghamton. We travel throughout New England, New York, and the entire United States dependent upon the assignment. All fees are determined by a schedule of fees maintained by the appraiser, and all expenses are associated with the time expended in an assignment without any ties to the value of the property being appraised. For more information please contact [email protected] for  assistance and  contact information about the experts within our chapter.

Appraisal Document

An appraisal report is a legal document that determines the value of your property for a specific purpose. The appraisal is a valuation of property provided by a professional appraiser such as those designated by ASA. A professional appraiser will prepare a comprehensive report for their clients which provides his/her opinion of value at a given point in time for any type of property whether it be a business, an artist's estate, a diamond,  an antique table, an industrial complex,  technology center, a sculpture, the contents of a house or more. Preparing the appraisal involves research, analysis of all pertinent information and the proper experience, knowledge and judgment to make a reasonable and supportable opinion of value.

There are all different types of appraisers as there are all different types of properties. ASA is the source to find professional appraisers for all types of property including business assets, common stock, real estate, personal property, intangible property, machinery, equipment and technical specialties. There are a wide variety of reasons that drive demand for independent appraisals—some are required by law and others are for assurance, risk mitigation, impartiality and objectivity.

Types of Appraisals
The professional appraiser determines and prepares documents which comply with the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service, Courts of Law, when applicable.
  • Appraisal Review
  • Artists Estates
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Valuation
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Court Testimony
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Taxation
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Gems & Jewelry
  • Insurance, Scheduling of Valuables
  • Insurance, Damage Claims
  • Insolvency
  • Intangible Assets, Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Support
  • Machinery & Technical Specialties
  • Mortgage
  • Real Property Sales & Purchase Advisory
  • Taxation
  • Valuation & Forensic Services

Appraisal Types by Category

Personal Property

  • Antiques
  • Ceramics
  • Carpets & Rugs
  • Clocks and Watches
  • Coins & Stamps
  • Classic Cars
  • Decorative Objects
  • Fine Arts
  • Gems & Jewelry
  • Historical & Celebrity Material
  • Household Contents
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Rare Books & Maps
  • Silver
  • Historical & Celebrity Material
  • Household Contents
  • Military & Vintage Firearms
  • Sculpture
  • Sports Memorabilia

Real Property

  • Residential
  • Commercial Property
  • Conservation Easement
  • Churches
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Industrial
  • Institutions
  • Military Bases
  • Residential
  • Resort
  • Universities
  • Vacation Properties

Business Valuation

  • Estate and Gift
  • Marital Dissolution
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Financial Reporting
  • Exit Planning
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Technical Asset

Machinery & Technical Equipment

  • Aircrafts
  • Boats
  • Computers
  • Depreciation Schedules
  • Food & Beverage
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment
  • Metalworking Equipment
  • Oil & Gas Equipment
  • Paper, Plastics, Processing Equipment
  • Textile Equipment

At any given time, people require the service of a qualified appraiser who can help the client determine what is required for the assignment.


From airplanes to fine art, antiques, business assets, real estate, equipment, to intellectual property, we can help you. Meet our team of experts.