Green Donation Consultants was established in 2005 in Fredericksburg, VA as a real estate appraisal company. It is a family owned and operated company started by Patrick M. Smith, SR, a Certified Real Estate Appraiser and Master Senior Appraiser. After he weathered the housing bubble and subsequent real estate bust, Mr. Smith shifted the focus of the company to charitable donation appraisals of whole houses in 2010. Once he earned the Master Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Association of Auctioneers, the Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers, Mr. Smith expanded the company’s offerings to include all types of Personal Property for charitable donations. Note in late 2005, Mr. Smith was joined by his daughter, AnnMarie Smith, who is also a certified appraiser.
As the company has grown, Green Donation Consultants’ role has grown, too. We are now much more than just an appraisal firm. Based on the needs of our clients, in 2017 with a strong commitment to provide additional services throughout the entire donation process, the appraisal firm was rebranded as Green Donation Consultants. GDC as we are now known, is the premier charitable donation consulting firm to literally thousands of highly satisfied clients for charitable donations in our coverage area of more than 25 states.
We currently have 8 certified and designated personal property appraisers on staff and a total of 30 support personnel making GDC the single largest privately owned charitable donation consulting firm in the USA. Our firm has recently added a commercial division to help business owners take advantage of the non-cash charitable donation program, too. These are very exciting times for our company and we look forward to assisting you with your current and future projects.
Curriculum Vitae of the Master Senior Appraiser
Patrick M. Smith SR, ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA
Mr. Patrick M. Smith SR, ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA is a Master Personal Property and a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.
In 2008, he was awarded the National Association of Master Appraisers’ highest designation, Master Senior Appraiser.
In October 2012, Mr. Smith earned the coveted Master Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Association of Auctioneers. Also, In 2012, Mr. Smith was awarded the CAGA designation and became a Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.
In 2016, Mr. Smith earned the ISA AM accredited member designation from the International Society of Appraisers.
The National Association of Realtors approved Mr. Smith’s continuing education classes on deconstruction in Virginia and New Jersey. Approval is pending in Maryland and New York. His ability to effectively research and utilize sound judgment when conducting complex valuations and personal property appraisals has rewarded him with the respect of his peers.
With the unique combination of advanced designations for both Personal Property and Residential Real Estate along with his diversified valuation experience, Mr. Smith is well qualified to perform complex deconstruction appraisals. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in front of the IRS for the Non-Cash Charitable Contribution Program.
Due to the plethora of documentation Mr. Smith provides in support of his final value conclusions, his appraisals have easily stood up to the most intense scrutiny and review.
Areas of Expertise
- Deconstruction Appraisals
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Personal Property Appraisals
- IRS Mediation/Appeals
- Charitable Donation Appraisals
- Probate & Estate
Mr. Smith’s personal property experience has also run the gamut; from general household items in a decedent’s estate, to large antique Tiffany silverware sets with over 400 pieces, to mobile homes titled as automobiles, and used building materials from deconstructed commercial buildings and residential houses.
Mr. Smith has been in practice for almost two decades and is president of a successful deconstruction and personal property appraisal firm.
Professional references are available upon request.
International Association of Appraisers
- Antiques and Residential Contents
- Core Course
- 15 hour USPAP for Personal Property
National Association of Auctioneers
- Master Personal Property Appraiser
American Society of Appraisers
- Valuing Machinery and Equipment: the Fundamentals of Appraising Machinery & Technical Assets
- Personal Property Valuation—Report Writing
- Personal Property Valuation – The Legal & Regulatory Environment
- Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics & Applications
- The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony
Certified Appraisers Guild of America
- Certified Personal Property Appraiser
Ted Whitmer, MAI, CCIM Inc.
- Attacking & Defending an Appraisal in Litigation
Awards & Achievements
Mr. Smith wrote the class “Deconstruction, the Green Alternative to Demolition”. His class was approved for Continuing Education by the National Association of Realtors in Virginia and Maryland.
- International Society of Appraisers – Accredited Member
- National Association of Master Appraisers – Master Senior Appraiser
- National Association of Auctioneers – Master Personal Property Appraiser
- Certified Appraisers Guild of America – Certified Personal Property Appraiser
- Building Material Reuse Association – Board Member 2015-2016
- Washington Post Article – “Dismantling a house, piece by reusable piece” 8/27/16
- Angie’s List Article – “Old House Salvage: Home Deconstruction methods” 10/7/16