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Business Development and Growth Seminar Series 4: Taking It to The Next Level

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April 23 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

$25 – $50 per day (NAJA members / non-members)
12:00 Noon
Let's Appraise Appraisal Tools
Kerry Gregory, FGA

You can spend thousands on gem testing equipment and education, but where do you start? What should you buy first? Where should you spend your money? What is going to be the most valuable to you? Kerry, will give you a whistlestop tour, on what equipment is out there, what it does, what are the benefits to you, what the limitations are and give you her recommendations for where to start and how to build your kit.

1:00 PM
Professionalism in Appraising
Deborah Finleon, GIA GG & David Atlas, GIA GG

What really sets the appraisal professional from everyone writing appraisals is the “right attitude and personal effort to rise above.” Join Deborah and David as they dig into the nitty gritty of how you can rise above the rest and also gain some hints on how to maximize the benefit of the educational opportunities available to all NAJA members

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Appraisal Service Networks
Katy Clites, GIA GG, Stephen Lott, GIA GG, T.J. Hansen, GIA GG, moderator Stuart Robertson, GIA GG

Each panelists will provide their unique look into the opportunities for contract work within an appraiser network. Learn how these business models work; what it takes to appraise through one of these structures and how doing so can expand your professional experience. Explore the responsibilities and time commitments of being a contract appraiser and why going this route professionally could increase your income.

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Appraisal Software Solutions
Thom Underwood, GIA GG, Raphael Boivin, Richard Drucker, GIA GG, Stephen Lott, GIA GG, moderator Stuart Robertson, GIA GG

Each panelists will review the features of their respective jewelry appraisal programs, the recent updates made and why using an appraisal software program may be right for you. The speakers will also address the critical questions about what appraisal software can and cannot do. And whether or not each program can produce NAJA compliant appraisal report.