Maybe you've just inherited a large collection of china or silver - or maybe you've been collecting that certain something over the years and would like to know its collective value. Whether you're a knowledgeable collector in your own right, or have acquired items of value through any other means, I can appraise them. I can help you ascertain the value of one item or hundred items or more!
More and more, as individuals acquire items of value, it is important to have an up-to-date accounting of these items for Insurance or Sales purposes. Additionally, perhaps you have an older family member who is getting ready to scale down their residence, and needs help in determining the value of a lifetime's worth of heirlooms. You may wish to have these items carefully documented and cataloged for whatever future your family desires by an unbiased certified appraiser - you never know.
You and your family may be sitting on an item of great wealth and not be aware of it, we read stories everyday about how valuable items are found in someone's attic! Feel free to Contact me should you have any questions surrounding your individual appraisal needs.
Replacement Value for Insurance as defined as: The highest price in terms of cash or other precisely revealed terms that would be required to replace property with another of similar age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance, and condition, within a reasonable length of time in an apppropriate market. Since items involved in an appraisal are either one of a kind or were produced in very limited quantity, this definition asssumes that an item cannot be replaced new with an exact duplicated. Therefore, additional consideration must be made for the replacement as to artistic merit, desirability, characteristics and period of execution.
Live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland or New Jersey? Give me a call. I will conveniently travel to you for a detailed in-home appraisal of your items!
Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.
Attorneys and Accountants rely on my values when calculating personal property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being placed on personal property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the personal property involved. Often, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds me with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.
As a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, certified by the National Auctioneers Association, I carry the knowledge, expertise and honest character my profession demands to give you a fair, honest, and accurate appraisal.