Personal Property Qualifications of Richard J. Conti, ASA, ARM-PP

Formal Education and Advanced Study:

University of New Hampshire. 1976 Bachelor of Arts
Rhode Island School of Design, 2001 Certificate in Continuing Education
University of Massachusetts, 2006 Certificate in Continuing Education
400+ hours of Specialized Study: 30-hour (each) American Society of Appraisers courses: Personal Property GJ201 Fundamental Theories 202, Appraisal Methodology 203, Report Writing 204, Legal and Commercial Environment of the Appraiser. 7.5 hour ASA/IRS seminar Sturbridge Conn. 7.5 hour ASA Appraiser as Expert Witness, 15 hour (each) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 1998 and 2004, with 7.5 hour (each) update courses every year since 2000. 30 hour (each) Auction Marketing Institute courses: Antiques 101, Estates & Antiques 201 Peer review of completed appraisal assignments and educational requirements of the National Association of Professional Appraisers. Peer review of completed appraisal assignments, documented five full years experience, and educational requirements of the American Society of Appraisers. 12 hours 18th c. Furniture Workshop, Historic New England, 48 hours Identifying Wood through microscopic cellular identification, Prof. R. Bruce Hoadley @ RISD and UMASS Amherst. Peer review of USPAP critique of personal property appraisal report resulting in accreditation.

Professional Associations

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser Designation for Residential Contents General. and Appraisal Review Management, President, Boston Chapter 2005 – 2006.


Appraisal Review Management Course 201, Chicago, IL and Course 204 Savannah GA 2014. Webinar for ASA “Reasoning and Logic for Valuation Professionals” 2014 and ASA Specialty presentation at their 2014 (and 2016) National Conferences. Graduate, Instructor Training Institute, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, Auction Marketing Institute, Course 201, appraisal sample and case history, San Diego, CA, Attleboro, Taunton, Swansea Council on Aging three-part lecture series,”Trash or Treasure”, Attleboro Board of REALTORS, “Don’t Let Trash, Trash Your Sale”, Boson Chapter, American Society of Appraisers, “How to buy an Appraisal”, Attleboro Bar Association “Good Attorneys & Good Appraisers” THE AUCTIONEER, February 2004¬†“To avoid liability when appraising: disclose, follow USPAP, know the item”. Selected to present an appraisal seminar at the 2005 Annual Conference of the National Auctioneers Association. USPAP Training ASA Boston Chapter 2004 Personal Property Appraisal Caucus. Appraising personal property for Tax Assessments in Massachusetts 2015 Summer conference and 2016 Spring Conference for the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officials.


“Antiques Discovery Show” RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION, February 2012, “Housing Rescue Bill Will Affect Internet Antiques Trade” MAIN ANTIQUES DIGEST September 2008, Biweekly column, “Treasure or Trash”, THE SUN CHRONICLE 2001-2002. Talk Radio Guest “Donna Colajezzi Show”, Taunton, MA WHJJ, “Appraiser Lawsuits Examined” THE AUCTIONEER February .2004, “Ultraviolet photography and the Appraiser” Boston ASA Newsline Feb – Mar 2004

Expert Witness

Fall River Family Court, Fall River MA, 1999, Lykus V. Lykus, Circuit Justice Anthony R. Nesi, Superior Court of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 2007, Jenkins V. Attorney General, Justice Judith Collins Bach Savage, Depositions: Ann Papas Phillips V Madison Condominium Association et al.

Community & Professional Development

Municipal Councilor At Large, Attleboro MA since 2008, President, Attleboro Rotary Club, Chairperson, Rotary District 7950 Membership Committee, Chairman, Attleboro Streetscape Committee, Chairman, Attleboro Fireworks Committee, Senior Member, Attleboro Zoning Board of Appeals, Member Open Space and Recreation Review Plan, Committee Member, Attleboro Cultural Council, Committee Member, Attleboro Tri-centennial Committee, Program Committee Member, Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, Board of Directors, Attleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 2014 Chamber Person of the Year.

Work Experience

2003 – present, President, Conti Appraisal Service Attleboro Appraisal of real and personal property., 2000-present, Senior Appraiser, Durkin Company, Boston, Appraisal of real and personal property. 1993-present, President, Conti Auctioneers and Appraisers full service appraisal and liquidation of personal property, commercial property and Real Estate foreclosures. 1991 – 1993 Co-owner, Moon & Conti Auctioneers, Inc., Operated Attleboro Auction Center with bi-weekly liquidation of Estates and consigned goods. 1981 – 1991 Account Executive in various New England advertising agencies specializing in business-to-business marketing and promotion of FORTUNE 500 clients. 1976 – 1981 Editor of several eastern New England newspapers, journals and newsletters with public and commercial audiences. 2014 – present, Assessor, City of Taunton, MA