Peter Eller has been a personal property appraiser in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1984. He holds a B.A. (pre-law) from C. W. Post College of Long Island University and a Ph.D. (language and literature) from the University of New Mexico.

Eller belonged to the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) 1984-2002, and continued as a member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) until June of 2013. He completed ISA core courses 101 (Professional Appraisal Practice), 102 (Personal Property Methodology and Reasoning), and 103 (Personal Property Appraiser’s Fiduciary Responsibilities) in 1984. He was also tested in ISA 104 (Advanced Appraisal Theory and Report Writing) in 1986 and ISA 105 (Appraiser as Expert Witness) in 1992. He is selectively qualified in General Residential Contents, American Paintings and Prints, Southwest Paintings and Prints, and Southwest Indian as well as colonial Hispanic Arts. In 1999, he maintained his certification by completing the AAA course on current and new IRS standards for donation and estate appraisals, and he was a member of the ISA committee on revising accreditation standards in line with new proposals by the National Appraisal Foundation. He completed his last USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) refresher course of fifteen hours in OC 2011.

Eller follows the markets for American and Southwest art, European and American antiques and fine furniture, residential contents, Southwest weavings and pottery, modern and colonial Hispanic artifacts, and pre-Columbian Southwest artifacts by visiting dealers, attending auctions, trade shows and estate sales. In addition he operated the Peter Eller Gallery in Albuquerque from 1986 to 2008, specializing in the resale of traditional and modernist New Mexico artists of the 20th century

The bulk of his appraisal work is for insurance; he also writes appraisal or market analysis reports for major acquisitions or divestiture, estate settlement, division of property, and donation.