Why Hire Me

Why Hire Me

Integrity
Jerry does not buy or sell your property. He is an independent, professional appraiser. His opinions are unbiased third-party evaluations of known facts. He will not advocate the cause or interest of any party or issue other than his own work.
Jerry has been recognized as an expert witness in Court.
Experience
Jerry has over 30 years of full time professional valuation experience, the last 15 years specifically devoted to appraisal practice. He has the experience to identify the property and its class.
Education
Jerry received extensive education in appraisal theory, methodology, research, and analysis. This was gained, in part, by successfully completing 120 hours of Personal Property Valuation course required by ASA and successfully completing and passing the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course and examination.
In meeting the requirements as an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Jerry demonstrated his eduction by passing the four hour discipline specific written examination, peer review, ethics exam, and investigation of persona and business references.
ASA requires its members to take on going education, and to keep current with a USPAP update course every two calendar years.

 

 

The American Society of Appraisers teaches:

     “Case law shows that in order to be considered valid, both the Appraiser and the Appraisal must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the property and its class.
  • Adequate training.
  • Objective Neutrality
  • The appraisal method is objective and fact based
  • The conclusion is unbiased.”
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The American Society of Appraisers teaches:    

“Case law shows that in order to be considered valid, both the Appraiser and the Appraisal must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the property and its class.
  • Adequate training.
  • Objective Neutrality
  • The appraisal method is objective and fact based
  • The conclusion is unbiased.”
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Qualifications

Jerry L. Dobesh, ASA has been a professional and independent appraiser of personal property since 2001. He has earned the designation of Accredited Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) with a specialty in Antiques and Decorative Arts. Before becoming an appraiser, Jerry was raised in the antiques business, studied fine arts in college, dealt in antiques nationally and internationally for ten years, was employed as an auctioneer, and as an auction house evaluator for seven years.

APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS/CURRICULUM VITAE

Professional History
2001-present   Independent Personal Property Appraiser
Including: decorative arts and antiques, fine arts, arms and armor,
general residential contents.

1994- 2001      Evaluator/Appraiser, O'Gallerie Auctions, Portland,

                          Oregon
Evaluated and consigned for auction 2,000-3,000 lots

                          annually.  These lots included a full range of decorative

                          arts, fine arts, antiques, collectibles, firearms, fine wines,

                          general residential contents. Wrote 2,000- 3,500

                          catalogue descriptions annually.

1984-1994      Independent Antiques Dealer
Boulder, Colorado (1984-1991) Portland, Oregon (1991-

                         1994)  Extensively traveled the United States and Canada,

                         specializing in arms & armor, sporting decoys, Native

                         American artifacts.

 

Professional Membership

2016-present    Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, Personal
Property Discipline, specialty Antiques and Decorative Arts.

2008-2016       Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers

2003-2007       Candidate, American Society of Appraisers

 

Education and Selected Coursework:

2020                 Navigating Personal Property Valuation COVID-19 Concerns
2020                 15 hour USPAP Course for Personal Property, San Francisco
2019                  ASA PP451-OOO - Appraising Fine Arts Overview
2019                  ASA PP400-OOO - Insurance, Appraisers and the Law
2019                  ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, New York City
2019                  ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, Santa Fe
2018                  ASA Webinar, Valuation and Legal Aspects of Charitable Contributions
2016                  Fair Market Value Seminar, Appraising Personal Property for Non-Cash
Charitable Contributions and Estates, San Francisco
2016                  Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Update Course
2015                 WE136-WEB Ethics and the Appraiser
2015                 PP120-WEB Art and the Law: Legal Issues for Collectors
and Appraisers
2015                 WEBARM 104 The Appraiser as an Expert Witness
2015                 WEBARM 106 Reasoning and Logic for Valuation
Professionals
2015                 ASA Report Writing Update Course, Alameda
2014                 WEBASA 118 Ethics & The Appraiser Course
2014                 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice,
Update Course
2014                 Expert Witness Seminar, San Francisco
2011                 ASA Fair Value for Personal Property Appraisers
2011                 ASA Insurance Forum, Chicago
2010                 Estate Tax and Charitable Contributions
2010                 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
2009                 Expert Witness Seminar, San Francisco
2008                Practicing Before the IRS Symposium, Los Angeles
2006                Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
2006                ASA Personal Property Valuation 201, Introduction to
Personal Property Valuation
2006                 ASA Personal Property Valuation 202, Valuation and
Methodology
2006                 ASA Personal Property Valuation 203, Report Writing
2006                 ASA Personal Property Valuation 204,The Legal
Environment
2001                 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
1995                 Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana
1981-1984       Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana, Fine Arts

APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS/CURRICULUM VITAE
Professional History
2001-present Independent Personal Property Appraiser
Including: decorative arts and antiques, arms and armor,
general residential contents.
1994- 2001 Evaluator/Appraiser, O'Gallerie Auctions, Portland, Oregon
Evaluated and consigned for auction 2,000-3,000 lots annually.
These lots included a full range of decorative arts, fine arts, antiques, collectibles, firearms, fine wines, general residential contents. Wrote 2,000- 3,500 catalogue descriptions annually.
1984-1994 Independent Antiques Dealer
Boulder, Colorado (1984-1991) Portland, Oregon (1991-1994)
Extensively traveled the United States and Canada, specializing in
arms & armor, sporting decoys, Native American artifacts.
Professional Membership
2016-present Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers
Personal Property Discipline, specialty Antiques and Decorative Arts
2008-2016 Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers
2003-2007 Candidate, American Society of Appraisers
Education and Selected Coursework:

2020 Navigating Personal Property Valuation COVID-19 Concerns
2020 15 hour USPAP Course for Personal Property, San Francisco
2019 ASA PP451-OOO - Appraising Fine Arts Overview
2019 ASA PP400-OOO - Insurance, Appraisers and the Law
2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, New York City
2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, Santa Fe
2018 ASA Webinar, Valuation and Legal Aspects of Charitable Contributions
2018 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Update Course
2016 Fair Market Value, Appraising Personal Property for Non-Cash Charitable Contributions & Estates, San Francisco
2016 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Update Course
2015 WE136-WEB Ethics and the Appraiser
2015 PP120-WEB Art and the Law: Legal Issues for Collectors and Appraisers
2015 WEBARM 104 The Appraiser as an Expert Witness
2015 WEBARM 106 Reasoning and Logic for Valuation Professionals
2015 ASA Report Writing Update Course, Alameda
2014 WEBASA 118 Ethics & The Appraiser Course
2014 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Update Course
2014 Expert Witness Seminar
2011 ASA Fair Value for Personal Property Appraisers
2011 ASA Insurance Forum, Chicago
2010 Estate Tax and Charitable Contributions
2010 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
2009 Expert Witness Seminar
2008 Practicing Before the IRS Symposium
2006 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
2006 ASA Personal Property Valuation 201, Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
2006 ASA Personal Property Valuation 202, Valuation and Methodology
2006 ASA Personal Property Valuation 203, Report Writing
2006 ASA Personal Property Valuation 204,The Legal Environment
2001 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
1995 Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana.
1981-1984 Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana, Fine Arts

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