Welcome To Frederick Appraisal Services! 

Certified personal property appraiser David J. Maloney, Jr. is recognized as the sole independent author of "how-to" books and courses for the personal property appraiser. Both his highly-acclaimed Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising as well as his unique, award-winning 616-page book Appraising Personal Property: Principles & Methodology are written in plain-English, and each has the nationally-accepted standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) at its core. These resources provide the novice as well as the experienced personal property appraiser with the tools needed to improve their appraisal knowledge and skills to the highest level possible.

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Established in 1981, Frederick Appraisal, Claims & Estates Services provides valuation services of depreciable as well as appreciable personal property including antiques and collectibles. We specialize in assignments for casualty and moving damage claims as well as in appraisals for donation, estate, insurance, and litigation-related purposes. 

We do not engage in buying or selling. We feel that having no financial interest in the property being appraised allows us to provide our clients with unbiased appraisal reports free of any conflicts of interest. 

We also recognize the importance of reports that are written by appraisers who have been educated and trained in appraisal theory, principles and methodology and who perform appraisal practice assignments in accordance with the performance and ethical standards of USPAP as promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation of Washington DC. 

Unlike real estate appraisers, there is no licensing requirements for personal property appraisers. Interview any prospective appraiser and make the effort to learn more about them and the quality of the services they provide. Here are some questions to ask when interviewing a prospective appraiser.