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 Standards and Ethics 

Appraisal reports completed by Edward M. Stanley Appraisal Services conform to the highest possible standards and ethics. Clients can rely on our strict confidentiality, and all objects are appraised in an unbiased, objective manner, independent of outside influence.

The fees charged for reports are based solely on the time spent in appraising the property and are never associated with the value of the property. All of our appraisal work strictly conforms to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Code of Ethics of the Appraisers Association of America and Internal Revenue Service guidelines and regulations as described below:

Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
The Appraisers Association of America, founded in 1949, is the oldest non-profit professional association of personal property appraisers and is dedicated to advancing ethics and knowledge in the field of appraisal. With an international membership base, the Association is based in New York City and, through its Code of Ethics, sets stringent standards for its members for completeness of appraisal reports and ethical responsibility.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
USPAP constitutes the appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation of Washington, D.C., on behalf of appraisers and users of appraisal services. The Foundation is a non-profit organization authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. Revised and published annually, USPAP governs many appraisal issues and concerns including ethics, confidentiality, and the development and completion of appraisals.

Internal Revenue Service Guidelines and Regulations
Per Internal Revenue Service Tax Regulations 1.170A-13(c)(3) and 1.170A-13(c)(5),
our firm is a Qualified Appraiser and completes Qualified Appraisals for estate taxation and charitable donations. Appraisal reports conform to IRS regulations in the inclusion of comparable sale information and justification of values.


Edward M. Stanley Appraisal Services | 11 Bardwell Street | Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 | Tel/Fax 617-983-5220 | info@edwardmstanley.com

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