In business in Toronto since 1993, Appraisal Associates was one of the first personal property appraisal firms in Canada to adopt professional valuation standards. Over the years Appraisal Associates has been retained by numerous private collectors as well as a wide spectrum of prominent businesses and public institutions requiring professional personal property valuation and consulting services.
Experienced and professional
As a leading independent personal property appraisal firm, Appraisal Associates offers clients experience, a high level of customer service, and appraisal reports conforming to accepted valuation standards.
Trained, tested and accredited
Principals Stephen P. Sweeting and Edith Yeomans both received their professional training through the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Sweeting is a Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Ms. Yeomans is an Accredited Senior Appraiser and a Fellow with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Unbiased and confidential
Appraisal Associates offers true independence and arm’s-length objectivity in both valuation and advisory capacities. Unencumbered by interests in the marketplace, Appraisal Associates provides independent appraisal reports, fully researched market analysis, and insightful advice you can count on.
A professionally trained appraiser and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Edith Yeomans has over 30 years of experience in the arts in Canada, including working for a prominent art dealers’ association, arts management, and copyright licensing. She holds a BA (Hons) in art history from McMaster University and is a fine art specialist with extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art scenes. Active in Toronto’s arts community, Ms. Yeomans was a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition for several years, and was the Chair of the Board for three years. Ms. Yeomans is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Varley Art Gallery in Markham, Ontario. She served as the personal property discipline governor on the American Society of Appraisers’ Board of Governors from 2006 to 2010; as Parliamentarian from 2010 to 2015 and previously served as the President of the Society’s Eastern Canadian chapter. Ms. Yeomans is on the faculty of the American Society of Appraisers Principles of Valuation education program and teaches the Introduction to Personal Property Valuation course. Her articles on valuation issues have been published in Canadian and American journals, and she has spoken to a variety of groups about professional appraisal practices. In September 2014, Ms. Yeomans was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Society of Appraisers.
With over 25 years of experience as an independent appraiser, with additional experience in both the auction and dealer components of the business, Stephen P. Sweeting was professionally trained through the American Society of Appraisers, qualifying as an Accredited Senior Appraiser in 1999. Transitioning to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2009, he is a Professional Member with a Chartered Surveyor’s designation. Mr. Sweeting holds a MA degree specializing in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University and a BA Hons from the University of Toronto. A prolific writer on appraisal and related topics, his articles have appeared in Canadian Insurance, the American Society of Appraisers’ Personal Property Journal, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Arts Surveyor, the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, The Globe and Mail, and a number of other publications. As well, he has presented at various conferences and seminars on art and antiques valuation-related topics. Between 2011 and 2014 Mr. Sweeting was the instructor for “Art and Crime”, a Masters-level online course at Athabasca University. During the same period he was the editor of The Art and Crime Gazette, a website reporting on “events, articles and books generated at points of intersection between art and crime.”