Yvonne Karn ASA has been actively appraising personal property, conducting sales and brokering personal property since 1975.
She established her firm in 1970 and actively conducts estate sales, brokers fine art and antiques to auction and accepts consignments of California Plein Air paintings, French Antiques, Antique Silver and Porcelains.
As a Generalist, Yvonne has in-depth training and experience in many fields including, but not limited to: General Residential Contents, Celebrity Properties, French Furniture, Bronzes, French Porcelains, Silver, Ceramics, and Collections.
She prepares expert appraisals for insurance, charitable contributions, dissolution, and IRS 706 filing, trusts, estates, loss claims, fraud, tax issues and disputes.
Yvonne is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) which is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists.
American Society of Appraisers maintains strict mandatory continuing education and re-certification requirements for its members. Every five years, their appraisers must re-certify and complete a USPAP course update and exam. The Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) were established by the federal government in 1987. USPAP was originally written in 1986-87 by an ad-hoc committee representing the various appraisal professional organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Yvonne is in compliance with the requirements of the American Society of Appraisers mandatory re-accreditation program for all of its members.
As a member of American Society of Appraisers, Yvonne has served as a Board Member of the International Personal Property Board, Education Chair and as an instructor for the American Society of Appraisers ‘Principles of Valuation Courses’ during which she taught at George Washington University, University of Missouri in Kansas City, as well as, cities throughout the United States.
In 1997, Yvonne received a Certificate of Appreciation from American Society of Appraisers for her exemplary service, integrity and untiring efforts in the Rewriting of the Principles of Valuation Course Personal Property 202. The rewriting of the course took two years of meticulous work and is now being taught in universities throughout the United States that provide Principles of Valuation Courses for ASA accreditation.
Yvonne’s appraisal assignments have taken her across United States and Europe. Her last international assignment was in Paris, France.
As a member of Rotary International, the National Auctioneers Association and the Association of Art Historians, Yvonne has access to many expert specialists and appraisers.
OC Estate Appraisals is a family business consisting of:
- Yvonne Karn, American Society of Appraisers Senior Appraiser
- Alyssa Karn, International Society of Appraisers Accredited Member (ISA AM)
About Chris & Alyssa Karn
Chris and Alyssa both attended Mission Viejo High School and went on to graduate from UC Irvine. They’ve been married for almost 20 years and working with Yvonne to build OC Estate Appraisals into an enduring and professional family business. Alyssa has her ISA designation in Fine Art and specializes in: antiques, fine art, decorative arts, silver, porcelains and pottery, general residential contents, modern furniture, photographs, and musical equipment. Chris specializes in appraising musical equipment, coins, furniture, fine art and silver.