Student Testimonials About The Asheford Program
The sampling of the school's testimonials that are presented here are from students both past and present - they have not been edited, modified or changed in any way. The statements and comments posted on this page appear exactly in the same manner and form as when they were originally received by the Institute. The writers and staff here at the school take great pride in the Asheford Program, and believe that the testimonials presented here reflect that commitment to educational excellence. If you would like to read more testimonials from past and present students, E-mail us, or contact us at the information located on the bottom of this page.
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- P. Nord _________________________________________________________________________________________________ "Thanks again for the way in which your course was laid out. It not only is full of great reference material, background history and most of all business sense, but it is presented in a clear and precise manner which will enable us to be successful entrepreneurs."
- L. and T. Cassidy
"As a professional appraiser, I can't tell you how impressed I was with your program - I never realized exactly how much there was to the art of appraising until I got into your course... from the identification process to the methodology involved, there is so much more to appraising than I ever thought before... Thanks also for your help along the way... I found my instructor to be extremely understanding of my situation, and he really worked with me to get everything right. Great job!"
- L. Cunningham
"I have been in many businesses in my life, but nothing has come close to being as much fun, or fulfilling, as being an antique and collectible dealer. I love hearing from my customers, how much they appreciate me having the item that they had been feverishly hunting for! For the last year I have been dealing antiques and collectibles full time, and I can honestly say that I couldn't be happier...I never want to do anything else. My training with the "Asheford Institute of Antiques" has been VERY helpful, and I would recommend the course to everyone who has an interest in this field."
- B. Sova
"With Christmas days and the end of the year, I'm pleased to announce how grateful I am with your course. Every plan has been much more than I expected. I'm really enjoying each section especially Victorian Furniture and everything about it. I'm reading it over and over. Thanks so much for your excellent course!"
- J. Zaprucki
"Just a quick note to my instructors and mentors as well as the people who obviously spent so much time and effort in putting this course and presentation together. "Thank-you". I had a keen interest in antiques prior to taking your course, but I find the information, as well as the way it was presented, a driving force in my continued learning and understanding of such an interesting subject. Again thank you."
- L. Adams
"Thank you for providing the course. It has been very beneficial to me and it's like reading a good book- you're sad when you get to the last page. Thank you too, for all of your encouragement along the way. It has been my pleasure!"
- B. Henderson
"In my opinion I do not know of anything that could improve this course. I believe I enjoyed the History of china the most in the course. It has been a real pleasure to have this course and learn of the many different phases of antiques. It gives one incentive to learn more."
- Mrs. I. Graham
"Just wanted to let you know that I'm really enjoying the CD-ROM version of the course... at first I chose the books, but switched to the CD's later, because I found myself traveling a lot on the road with my laptop... it's worked out really well, and I just thought I'd let you know that I've never had any problems loading or working off of my CD's - they're simple, straight-forward and easy to use - which I can tell you is a rarity in the world of computer software and programs... Kudos on a program that really works like it's supposed to!"
- S. Leslie
"I enjoyed and learned a great deal from your plan. I had no idea how to set up an antique business until I had read what you had written in your profit Plan. I have already referred to the material several times, when buying furniture and chinaware."
- Mrs. G.Powell
"We have just opened our shop in our basement and expect to have a ball--let you know how we are doing next month."
- R. Gallup
"I'm not sure how much mail you get regarding your course, but I thought I'd write and let you know how pleased I am. I've been in the business for over 25 years, and must confess that I thought I pretty much knew most of what there was to know about antiques and appraising - I was wrong! You're course has shown me so much more than I expected, and your certification program for appraising has paid for itself over and over. This is a great program, and I'd be happy to recommend it to anyone."
- S. Johnston
"The course held my interest to such an extent that I could barely put it down. when I am permanently located I intend to start my own business. The course was both enjoyable and helpful."
- M. Louden
"No doubt about it, your certified appraisal program is the gold standard! I've had so many more jobs since getting my certification from you, that it's hard to believe that I even considered myself an appraiser before... thanks so much for putting out such a fantastic program."
- J. Sterling
"It was a 'fun' course, and at no time was the reading or studying a chore that had to be done. in fact, I have quite a few chores which should have been done but the course was such a wonderful excuse. Most sincerely yours,
- K.R. Grover