has been involved in some phase of the Auction, Antiques
and Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He
is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before groups
too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books
and eBooks in his areas of specialty, has written articles
and columns for most major national trade papers, has
appeared on various radio and television programs, is
frequently consulted by antique columnists from throughout
the country, and has served as a contributing advisor
within his specialty areas to all major Antiques &
Collectibles Price Guides.
Mike is a Home Downsizing Specialist based in Doylestown
(Bucks County) PA. His primary role is to guide clients
through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping
them understand the value of their personal property
assets, helping them determine whether they have any
valuable hidden treasures, and helping them dispose
of their excess personal property assets for the greatest
amount of cash, with the least amount of work, in the
shortest amount of time. His book, Home Downsizing in
Four Easy Steps, can be found on Amazon.com.
Appraisal and Home Downsizing work led to the start
of his "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser"
Radio Show in 2014. Since that time Mike has hosted
more than 350 shows with wide-ranging topics and guests
from around the country. His show can be heard Friday
mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM (Eastern time) on WBCB 1490
AM in Philadelphia PA, or live on the internet at: www.WBCB1490.com
with the advent of the Corona Virus Pandemic, Mike transitioned
his live in-person speaking programs to Zoom and at
the time this was written, Mike and his wife Susan had
nearly 150 Zoom Programs booked in 18 states, and this
Zoom aspect of his business is still growing.
is a GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser), MPPA
(Master Personal Property Appraiser), and an Appraisal
Institute USPAP-certified Appraiser specializing in
written Appraisals for Probate & Estate Tax, Insurance,
Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance, Non-Cash Charitable
Donation, Life Planning, or other personal, business,
or legal purposes.
Ivankovich is also a licensed Auctioneer in Pennsylvania
and has conducted Auctions in nine states. He has been
named Pennsylvania's "Auctioneer of the Year"
by fellow Auctioneers, and has served as President of
the Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association. He is
an experienced Fundraising Auctioneer who has been helping
non-profit groups raise needed funds for good causes
for nearly 20 years, and his books "Fundraising
Auction Secrets" and "Jump Start Your Fundraising
Auction" have helped non-profits to raise much
needed funds for their causes.