APPRAISALS MUST BE performed in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation and subscribed to by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Click on USPAP for a little more on its history. All appraisers must adhere to the USPAP rules of engagement. That includes, besides Personal Property Appraisers (PP: e.g , tangibles that can be physically moved), Real Estate Appraisers, Business Valuers (RP: e.g. Citibank, AIG, etc.), Gemologists (G&J: gems & jewelry), Machinery & Equipment Appraisers (M&E: yachts, aircraft, bulldozers, Exxon Valdez, etc.).
BE ADVISED: Any object that is appraised by Mr. Grove cannot be bought by him, or in his interest, in perpetuity, due to the inherent creation of a conflict of interest. Confidentiality is assured by law.