Professional Profile

Lorrie SemlerProfessional Profile:
Lorrie R. Semler,  AAA

Appraisal Organizations & Activities:

International Society of Appraisers, Associate Member (12/92 - 3/93)

International Society of Appraisers, Accredited Member (ISA, 3/93 - 1/97)

International Society of Appraisers, Certified Member (CAPP, 1/97 - 9/07)

  • Chair, Electronic Information Services Committee (12/94 - 7/97)
  • Member, Membership Committee (3/95 - 5/96)
  • Nominating Committee: Vice Chair (5/98 - 3/00), Chair (3/00 - 4/02)
  • Distance Education Instructor (5/99 - 9/07)
  • Onsite Core Course Instructor (2/04 - 9/07)
  • Vice Chair, Designation & Review (3/00 - 4/02)

North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers, Member (2/93 - 12/03)

  • Treasurer, 1994 - 1995
  • Secretary, 1996

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Member (4/98 - 7/04)

Appraisers Association of America, Certified Member (since 2004)

Professional Education:

ISA/CAPP Core Courses:

  • 101—Ethical conduct and procedures; communications and business practices
  • 102—Terminology; identification and authentication procedures; market and price research methodology; preliminary and limited appraisal report writing
  • 103—Narrative report writing and the principles of appraising for Federal Tax Functions and the legal aspects of appraising

ISA Specialty Courses:

  • 201—Appraisal of Residential Contents
  • 301—Expert Witness
  • Appraisal Report Writing Seminar
  • Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Review Course

National Appraisal Consultants Courses:

  • Understanding USPAP, A Personal Property Perspective
  • Turbo-charging Your Appraisal Practice

American Society of Appraisers Courses:

  • Principals of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • PP213—Principles of Valuation
  • ALL300—Appraisal Review
  • ALL301—Asset Differences between Disciplines

Texas Auction Academy:  1999 Graduate

Auction Marketing Institute: Certified Estate Specialist

1992 - Present
Sole Proprietor, Semler Appraisals & Estate Liquidations
Appraise residential contents, including: antiques, decorative art, and collectibles in the Dallas and North Texas area. Manage and conduct estate sales and moving sales.

1989 - Present
Sole Proprietor, Yankee Peddler Antiques
Negotiate the purchase and sale of valuable antiques; research items to determine value; merchandise and display antiques; maintain the financial accounts.

Manager, Knox Street Antique Mall
Established policies and procedures for a startup antique mall; leased booths; selected security systems, computer programs, check verification services; hired and managed sales staff; ran the day-to-day operations of the mall.

1983 - 1992
Technical Instructor, Ericsson Network Systems, Northern Telecom, Inc., and ARC Automation Services
Researched and analyzed complex technical telecommunications products to develop course materials; presented courses to technicians and non-technicians; led teams of instructors; implemented new training techniques; organized and set up a self-paced learning center.

1979 - 1982 Graduate Assistant, Texas Woman's University
Conducted extensive research and analysis projects, including library research as well as physiological testing of humans; one project resulted in 110 page report and an abstract published in Dissertation Abstracts International.

1975 - 1979 Instructor/Teacher, College of Great Falls, MT and Summit High School, NJ

Academic Education:
Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas: December, 1986
Ph.D. in Physical Education, with concentration in exercise physiology.

Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey: January, 1977
M.A. in Physical Education, with concentration in motor learning.

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland: December, 1973
B.S. in Physical Education.  Graduated with honors; Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society; K - 12 teaching certification.

Additional Affiliations:
Member, Claims Prevention and Procedures Council
Member, National Auctioneers Association


  • Articles for Antique Prime Magazine and Journal, published by Antique Prime Publications, P.O. Box 142964, Irving, TX  75014-2964
  • Articles for Newsletter Updates, published by Steiner Associates,  Natick, MA

Distinguished Service Award, International Society of Appraisers, 1998
Marketing Award, International Society of Appraisers, 1999

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