Curriculum Vitae of the Master Senior Appraiser

Patrick M. Smith SR, ISA, MSA, MPPA, CAGA

Patrick M. Smith SR, ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA

Mr. Patrick M. Smith SR, ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA is a Master Personal Property and a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.

In 2008, he was awarded the National Association of Master Appraisers’ highest designation, Master Senior Appraiser.

ISA - International Society of Appraisers - Accredited MemberDuring October 2012, Mr. Smith earned the coveted Master Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Association of Auctioneers. Also in 2012, Mr. Smith was awarded the CAGA designation, Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.

In 2016, Mr. Smith earned the ISA AM accredited member designation from the International Society of Appraisers.

Appraiser Profile

The class Mr. Smith wrote, “Deconstruction, the Green Alternative to Demolition,” has been approved by the National Association of Realtors for continuing education in: Virginia and New Jersey. Approval is pending in Maryland and New York. His ability to effectively research and utilize sound judgment when conducting complex valuations and personal property appraisals has rewarded him with the respect of his peers.

With the unique combination of advanced designations for both Personal Property and Residential Real Estate along with his diversified valuation experience, Mr. Smith is well qualified to perform complex deconstruction appraisals. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in front of the IRS for the Non-Cash Charitable Contribution Program.

Due to the plethora of documentation Mr. Smith provides in support of his final value conclusions, his appraisals have easily stood up to the most intense scrutiny and review.

Areas of Expertise

  • Deconstruction Appraisals
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Personal Property Appraisals
  • IRS Mediation/Appeals
  • Charitable Donation Appraisals
  • Probate & Estate
Mr. Smith’s personal property experience has also run the gamut; from general household items in a decedent’s estate, to large antique Tiffany silverware sets with over 400 pieces, to mobile homes titled as automobiles, and used building materials from deconstructed commercial buildings and residential houses.

Mr. Smith has been in practice for almost 2 decades and is president of a successful deconstruction and personal property appraisal firm.

Professional references are available upon request.


International Association of Appraisers

  • Antiques and Residential Contents
  • Core Course
  • 15 hour USPAP for Personal Property

National Association of Auctioneers

  • Master Personal Property Appraiser

American Society of Appraisers

  • Valuing Machinery and Equipment: the Fundamentals of Appraising Machinery & Technical Assets
  • Personal Property Valuation—Report Writing
  • Personal Property Valuation – The Legal & Regulatory Environment

Appraisal Institute

  • Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics & Applications
  • The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony

Certified Appraisers Guild of America

  • Certified Personal Property Appraiser

Ted Whitmer, MAI, CCIM Inc.

  • Attacking & Defending an Appraisal in Litigation

Awards & Achievements

  • International Society of Appraisers
    Accredited Member
  • National Association of Master Appraisers
    Master Senior Appraiser
  • National Association of Auctioneers
    Master Personal Property Appraiser
  • Certified Appraisers Guild of America
    Certified Personal Property Appraiser
  • Building Material Reuse Association
    Board Member 2015-2016


  • Washington Post Article
    “Dismantling a house, piece by reusable piece” 8/27/16
  • Angie’s List Article
    “Old House Salvage: Home Deconstruction methods” 10/7/16
CAGA - Certified Appraiser
NAA Auctioneer