Judith Martin ISA CAPP – Certified Appraiser Personal Property

Judith Martin, ISA CAPPOne of the guest speakers at the Estate Sales Conference in St. Louis last week conducted by EstateSales.net was nationally known Appraiser Judith Martin ISA CAPP (International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraiser Personal Property). Her lecture addressed appraising for estate sales and why an estate sales company might need an appraiser.

Ms. Martin has written a very informative and important article for Estate Sales News on USPAP and appraising that will be published here on Monday, April 8th, 2013. We are most appreciative for her time and expertise on a subject of major importance in the estate sales business.

To provide you with some background on Ms. Martin here is some of her information taken from the ISA website.

Judith M Martin of Wheaton IL is a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers. Judith is a member of the Board of Directors of ISA .   Ms. Martin served as the President of ISA from 2009 – 2011.  

Ms. Martin is Certified in Antiques and Residential Contents having passed her exams and peer review of appraisal work. She is qualified to appraise general personal property ranging from antiques to contemporary furnishings covering many varied types of property. Her specialty is correct appraisal methodology for the project at hand.

Ms Martin was the past lead instructor of the ISA Appraisal Theory and Methodology course for over five years. She was a contributor to the manual and exams within the course and served as the Chair of Appraisal Studies for over 4 years. She left that position to take her elected post to the ISA Board of Directors in 2007. She was voted President in October 2009 by acclimation.

Judith is the owner of The Perfect Thing Inc located in Wheaton Illinois. The high end consignment shop is considered one of the finest in the country. The shop is open to the public every day and has a full time staff working for Ms Martin. The shop sells over 1million dollars in fine furnishings, paintings, tableware, collectables, rugs and more per year. The Perfect Thing Inc also conducts large estate and/or moving sales directly from the premises. Formerly known as M & M Sales, Judith has been in the estate liquidation business for over 20 years.

Judith has received the ISA Presidents Award, 2008, Lamp of Knowledge Award, 2007, Outstanding Member 2000, and numerous service awards from ISA. She has been active member of the local Greater Illinois Chapter of ISA for over 15 years. Ms Martin was also a lead talent in the National Television Series What the Sell! along with your daughter Kate Martin ISA AM  and her mother Gloria Moroni ISA CAPP showcasing three generations of appraisers and their daily work life.    Ms Martin was also a guest appraiser on the PAX network show Treasures in Your Home from 1998 – 2000. She is a well known public speaker on appraising and antiques.

She has appeared several times on Windy City Live in Chicago and yesterday, April 4th she appeared in a segment with host Val Warner on turning your “trash” into cash after spring cleaning.

Here is the link to yesterdays video with Judith Martin

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