Brochures, Factsheets and Other Information

The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) has several informational brochures that are available for free download at the links below or bulk purchase in the Foundation Store.

NEW!  The Appraiser Regulatory System in the United States:  A Unique Partnership 25 Years in the Making
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the implementation of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). In recognition of this, The Appraisal Foundation partnered with the Appraisal Subcommittee and the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials on the development of a publication highlighting the combined accomplishments of the last 25 years.

Information about The Appraisal Foundation

The following factsheets and brochures were developed to provide quick and easy information on the Foundation and its activities, and the importance of professional valuation standards and qualifications.   All of the following are available for free download.

The Appraisal Foundation: An Overview 
The Appraisal Foundation: Working with the Federal Government
The Appraisal Foundation:  How to Get Involved

ASB & USPAP Brochure
This brochure is intended to help appraisers and their clients become more familiar with the role, function and activities of the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) and how the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is developed.

Yes, I Can Accept That Assignment! 
Learn the flexibility of USPAP in accepting assignments. 

2015 Annual Report

A report of the 2015 Foundation's activities and financial statements.

Annual Report Archive  
An archive of the Foundation’s Annual Reports over the years.

Personal Property Brochures

NEW! Personal Property Appraisals and You

The Foundation developed the brochures below that delve deeper into the client’s engagement of personal property appraisers in various specialties. The brochures below are available for free download.  Bulk copies may be purchased in the Foundation store.
Valuation of Gems and Jewelry
Valuation of Fine and Decorative Art
Valuation of Machinery and Equipment

Consumer and Lender Brochures

The Foundation developed the following brochures that focus on the relationship between the consumer or lender and the appraiser.  These brochures are available for free download.  Bulk copies may be purchased in the Foundation store. 

A Guide to Understanding A Residential Appraisal 

Appraisers, Appraisals & You: A Lender's Guide to USPAP 
Why Engage a Professional Appraiser

How to Enter the Profession

How to Enter the Real Property Appraisal Profession
This publication is intended to provide basic information to individuals who are considering entering the real property appraisal profession.  

How to Enter the Appraisal Profession
A brochure that outlines how to become an appraiser. This brochure focuses on various disciplines of appraisal: real property, personal property, and business valuation.