Code of Ethics

All Certified Senior Appraisers with the National Institute of Appraisers are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and are completely free of conflicts of interest. This is critical for your protection and ensures accurate evaluations.

NIA Appraisers Can Not:

  •  Be a principal or an employee of an auction house or art galley
  • Charge fees based on a percentage of the appraised value
  • Charge fees based on an hourly rate
  • Offer to buy or sell your property
  • Have any other hidden interests
  • Release client or appraisal information to any 3rd party without prior consent of the client

NIA Appraisers Can:

  • Assist you in locating Restorers or Conservators
  • Provide transportation and storage advice
  • Support the ongoing curating of large private, corporate or municipal collections
  • Provide personnel for educational lectures and seminars
  • Provide expert witness testimony.

We are in the office to assist you 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Our Toll Free Number is 1-800-676-2148.

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