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Appraiser and Appraisals

What is an Appraiser?

An Appraiser is a trained and tested expert on the type of personal property that you have a need to know the value of. The US Congress requires that appraisals be written by Accredited or Candidate appraisers that have been tested by the ASA or the ISA . No other organization or entity in the US is approved by the US Congress to appraise personal property and specifically classic and collector cars. The IRS also requires an appraiser to take and pass a 15 hour test every two years to be USPAP Compliant.

An Appraisal is a detailed comprehensive report supported by data that identifies and places a dollar value on your personal property. This report can used in estate planning, litigation, donations, or private sales.  Confidentiality – It is unethical for an Appraiser to disclose in any way that they have a) been engaged to appraise property or b) disclose the value conclusion of a property unless the customer allows this in writing.  If an Appraiser has a personal ownership interest in your property they need to immediately state that to the customer.  

Brendan Ryan

About BIS

I'm a car guy. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved cars. I grew up in the golden-era of American classics and muscle cars; iconic Corvettes, GTOs, Road Runners, mid-50’s Chevrolets, Shelbys and everything else in between. Building models, fetching wrenches, sitting in the bleachers of Fremont Drag Strip watching all the greats drive by, I got behind the wheel of my own classic earlier than most and it’s fair to say I’m happiest in the driver’s seat.

Our Customers

Thanks for handling the Bronco inspection and appraisal report so quickly.  Dan T, March 2019
Everything looks great!! You did an amazing job on the 66 Mustang appraisal. Brandie A.
"Met up with @bisappraisal for some updated photos and info for the Cadillac's portfolio...if y'all need an appraisal on your own rides send a  message to him & he knows cars too.  He has a nice 55 Chevy too!  Mike M. Watsonville, CA
Thank you for the BMW 850 Appraisal.  The high level of detail and the finished report were excellent. Marci B, Los Gatos, CA
I've used BIS Appraisals on two separate occasions, and Brendan was an incredible source of knowledge and guidance for me. I had him appraise my 1965 Plymouth Barracuda for insurance purposes. With his documentation and data capture, he was able to help me for the right insurance coverage for my car. Without question, Brendan at BIS Appraisals is the source for any of your appraisal needs.
Tony F.
Thank you for the very professional and thorough appraisal. I now have an up-to-date replacement value for my ’32.
Sid Chavers
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