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Call: 484.375.8410
somersauctioneering@gmail.com

Auctions held at:
Lower Milford Fire Company
1601 Limeport Pike
Coopersburg, PA 18036

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FAQS:
What is a GPPA?
What is required to earn the GPPA designation?
Who coordinates the GPPA program?
Are GPPA designation courses open to anyone?
Do a large number of Auctioneers hold the GPPA designation?
Why should consumers hire an Auctioneer with the GPPA designation?
How can I find a GPPA Auctioneer in my area?
Where can I get more information on the GPPA designation?

Q:      What is a GPPA?
A:   GPPA stands for Graduate Personal Property Appraiser.  It is a designation offered to Auctioneers, appraisers and sellers, and dealers of specialty items, that helps them enhance the services they offer to their customers.

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Q:      What is required to earn the GPPA designation?
A:  To earn their GPPA, participants must complete two 14-credit hour courses (one in the specialty area of their choosing; antiques and estates, construction and farm equipment, or plant machinery and equipment).  They also must pass written exams on appraisal writing and research, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), a set of standards of practice for appraisers and users of appraisal services set forth by The Appraisal Foundation.

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Q:      Who coordinates the GPPA program?
A:   The program is coordinated by the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute, based in Overland Park, Kansas.  The Institute specializes in offering a wide range of educational and professional designation programs for auction professionals nationwide.

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Q:      Are GPPA designation courses open to anyone?
A:   GPPA courses are open to Auctioneers, appraisers, and dealers who appraise, sell or purchase antiques, farm and construction equipment, and plant machinery and equipment.

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Q:      Do a large number of Auctioneers hold the
GPPA designation?

A:   Less than one percent of auction professionals throughout North America hold the GPPA designation.

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Q:      Why should consumers hire an Auctioneer with the GPPA designation?
A:   The reason is simple.  GPPA means professionalism and expertise.  Auctioneers with a GPPA designation have the background and knowledge it takes to successfully meet the needs of consumers when it comes to appraising personal and specialty property.  They know industry trends and how to identify and properly valuate property.

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Q:      How can I find a GPPA Auctioneer in my area?
A:   The National Auctioneers Association is a great resource for finding GPPA Auctioneers in all areas of the country.  Log on to www.auctioneers.org and click on “Find an Auctioneer.”  Key in your city and state and search through the list of Auctioneers to find one near you who has a GPPA designation.

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Q:      Where can I get more information on the GPPA designation?
A:   Go to the National Auctioneers Association web site, www.auctioneers.org, and click on “education.”  There are details about the GPPA and other designation program offerings for Auctioneers.

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