Sotheby's trained and certified
in fine and decorative arts.



Currently there is no regulatory body requiring appraiser certification or accreditation.

And - there is no government testing or standards for our profession. It's very important to find an appraiser who has professional training in:


• Law & Appraisal Theory

• Principles & Ethics

• Product Knowledge

• Proper Appraisal Procedures


Terra Goodman has successfully completed this very training. She is certified in fine and decorative arts through Sotheby's Auction House where she studied American and European furniture and decorative arts. Terra is the only Sotheby's, New York trained appraiser in Oregon.


Terra is accredited in theory and appraisal practice through the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and is affiliated with many organizations within the arts.


Terra is a generalist appraiser, possessing a thorough knowledge of home furnishings including antiques and collectibles. Her objective is to make an accurate, impartial, and informed valuation of each object based on its true market value.


"I want to thank you for the work you did for us. The report was more than I expected. You included a clear explanation and every word was easy to read and understand."

- Debbie Clark

"Thank you for your appraisal of my mother’s household items. We felt you were very professional and pleasant in your job. My husband John and I enjoyed working with you and would highly recommend you in the future."

- Marsha Meyerhofer



Goodman Appraisal Services is a full-service appraiser specializing in painting, sculpture,
silver, china, lamps and furniture. Services offered include divorce, estate, insurance and probate appraisals; authentication and identification of origin and value of antiques and collectibles; photo documentation and loss-of-value appraisals.

  • Divorce Appraisals
  • Estate and Probate Appraisals
  • USPAP Compliant Appraisals
  • Bankruptcy Appraisals
  • Insurance Appraisals
  • Authentication and Identification for purchase and sale of antiques
  • Damaged Goods and Loss Claim Appraisals
  • Pre and Post Move Inspections

Terra is a practiced expert witness with extensive experience in criminal and divorce trials and mediation.  She is USPAP compliant, certified and
accredited appraiser.











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