About Bill Novotny
William M. Novotny (Bill) has been a full-time personal property appraiser since 1993 and has provided full time valuation services since 1979. He has completed hundreds of professional appraisal reports for clients. He qualified as an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in 1996 and has requalified in 2001 and 2006.
Bill has taught core valuation courses in appraisal theory, methods, practice, report writing or the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) annually since 1997. He has taught the National 15 Hour USPAP and 7 Hour Update for various Chapters of ISA, ASA, ANA and for the College for Appraisers, frequently several times per year.
In 2002 he was certified (initially #10138 and currently #44636) as a national instructor of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) by the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington DC. He is currently certified through 2017. He was the first personal property appraiser to attain this distinction. Only National Certified USPAP Instructors can teach the National USPAP course.
Bill was a full time retail dealer in antiques, art, decorative art, collectibles and general residential contents since 1979. He has owned a 21,000, a 8,500 and a 3,200 square foot retail store, a 2,800sf antique mall and gallery. He retired from retail sales in 2000, but continues to produce many professional estate sales.
From 1979 until the late 1990’s he attended and made purchases at one or more day-long auctions on a weekly basis. He exhibited at important antique shows in California throughout most of the 1990’s. He is knowledgeable regarding the local, regional and international markets, key players and experts for most property types and collector categories. His knowledge of the various types of personal properties, the characteristics that give them value, and the market levels in which they sell is extensive, well grounded in experience and daily independent study.
He has assisted attorneys in litigation by preparing appraisal reports, reviewing opposing appraisals, and by providing testimony as an expert witness.
Bill understands and embraces his obligations to his clients. He knows that his appraisal opinions must be credible, objective, impartial, unbiased and trustworthy. He embraces USPAP as the minimum standard by which credibility is established. All of his appraisal work and all roles that he fills acting as an appraiser, including teaching, are guided by USPAP.
A very informative General USPAP Review will refresh your understanding of USPAP Requirements and how it applies to the appraisal process. Prior to taking a 2016-2017 update review and gain some of Bills insights as to how USPAP applies to and drives the appraisal process. Visit Bill at https://www.novotnyappraisal.com.