Our company offers specialized appraisal services tailored for banks, law firms, insurance companies, and individuals. With over 35 years of experience, we provide reliable online appraisals, leveraging our expertise to deliver accurate valuations for a wide range of purposes. Our services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients, ensuring professional and efficient appraisals across various sectors.
Personal Property Appraisals
A personal property appraisal is an evaluation of the value of personal property, such as art, collectibles, jewelry, and household furnishings. These appraisals may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as for insurance purposes, tax assessments, estate planning, or to establish a selling price for the item.
An art appraisal is an assessment of the value of a work of art. Art appraisals can be used for a variety of purposes, such as determining the value of a piece for insurance purposes, for tax deductions, for estate planning, or for selling or donating the piece.
Antique appraisals involve evaluating the age, rarity, condition, and value of an antique or collectible item. There are many factors that can affect the value of an antique, including its age, rarity, provenance (history of ownership), condition, and demand.
Charitable Distribution Appraisals
Appraisals Expert provides appraisal services for charitable donations, including items like antiques, art, and jewelry. They offer both online and in-person appraisals to determine item values for impactful donations and tax purposes. Donations over $5,000 require a written appraisal for tax filings. These services help in making informed charitable contributions with potential tax benefits.
Estate and Trust Appraisals
Estate and trust appraisals are valuations of the assets that are held in an estate or trust. These appraisals are usually conducted for tax or legal purposes, such as determining the value of an estate for estate tax purposes or determining the value of assets that are being distributed to beneficiaries of a trust. The purpose of the appraisal is to determine the fair market value of the assets in question.
Insurance appraisals are evaluations of the value of a particular item or property. These appraisals are often used in the process of obtaining insurance coverage for the item or property in question. Insurance appraisals can also be used to determine the value of a property for other purposes, such as estate planning or tax assessments.
A divorce appraisal is a type of valuation that is conducted to determine the value of assets that are owned by a couple during a divorce proceeding. The purpose of a divorce appraisal is to provide a fair and unbiased estimate of the value of these assets, which can be used to divide the assets equitably between the two parties during the divorce process.
Family Distribution Appraisals
The distribution of personal property, such as items of sentimental value or heirlooms, can be a sensitive and emotional process, particularly when it is being done as part of the distribution of an estate after the death of a loved one. It can be helpful to have the assistance of an appraiser to determine the value of the items being distributed. An appraiser can objectively assess the value of the items, which can help ensure that the distribution is fair to all parties involved.
A market value appraisal is a professional opinion of the current market value of a property. Market value appraisals are often required for a variety of purposes, including mortgage financing, insurance, tax assessment, and estate planning.
Jewelry appraisals are essential to those who own valuable, high-end jewelry pieces. Our jewelry appraisals allow individuals to prove the value of their jewelry and ensure they will receive the full amount if something were ever to happen to it. Our GIA-certified GG appraisers take into account the unique characteristics of a piece when determining its value. We provide comprehensive jewelry appraisal services as part of our jewelry appraisals online and our in-person jewelry appraiser near me services.
NFT (Non-Fungible Token) appraisals determine the value of these unique digital assets, such as digital artwork or collectibles. The appraisal process considers factors like rarity, creator reputation, and market trends, in a rapidly evolving digital asset market.
Coin appraisals are a great way to determine the potential value of a coin. Coin appraisal requires a deep understanding of both current trends and market conditions. With the help of a skilled coin appraiser, you can get an estimate of your coins’ worth that can help you make decisions for insurance, estate planning, estate and trust, family distribution, charitable donation, market value, and legal matters such as bankruptcy and divorce.
Appraisers Near Me
Our company specializes in offering in-person appraisals for extensive collections, available in select regions. During these on-site evaluations, our professional appraisers will personally photograph and describe each of your items, ensuring a detailed and accurate valuation. For more information and to see if our services are available in your area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Online appraisals involve a professional evaluation of an item’s or a collection’s value, carried out remotely via the internet. For such appraisals, our experts typically request clients to supply clear photographs and comprehensive descriptions of their items. This information is crucial in enabling our appraisers to conduct a thorough and accurate assessment without the need for a physical inspection.
Our art consulting service is dedicated to offering expert advice and assistance in various aspects of art management, including the acquisition and sale of art and antiques, as well as overseeing art collections. Our skilled art consultants cater to a diverse clientele, including individuals, organizations, and businesses. Their expertise spans across different fields, such as contemporary and antique art, and they are knowledgeable in various mediums like painting and sculpture.
These consultants assist clients in identifying and acquiring artworks that align with their personal or corporate goals. They also provide valuable insights on the care, conservation, and optimal display of art pieces. Additionally, our consultants are adept at collaborating with clients to plan and execute art-related projects and initiatives. For tailored support and guidance in your art endeavors, we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss how we can meet your specific requirements.
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Frequently Asked Appraisal Questions
I am not sure what type of Appraisal or Advisory service I need. What should I do
If you find yourself uncertain about which appraisal service best fits your needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can call or email us with a brief description of what you’re looking to accomplish, whether it’s appraising an item, seeking advice for an estate, or any other valuation-related inquiry. Our team of expert appraisers is on hand to listen to your requirements and guide you towards the most suitable service we offer. We are committed to providing personalized assistance to ensure that your specific needs are met with the utmost professionalism and care.
Can you tell me what my things are worth over the phone
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accurate valuations of your property over the phone. To ensure a precise and thorough appraisal, we require images or multiple images of the items in question. This initial visual assessment allows us to understand your needs and the type of service you require.
If we determine that we can assist you, we will then provide a quote for the requested service. Upon receipt of your payment, our skilled appraisers will proceed with the detailed appraisal process. You will receive your comprehensive appraisal document via email, or we can arrange for a phone consultation to discuss the findings and provide detailed information about your property.
Please feel free to contact us to initiate this process or if you have any further questions. We are here to help and ensure that your appraisal needs are met with accuracy and professionalism.
How much does an appraisal cost
The cost of our appraisal services varies depending on several key factors:
- Type of Appraisal: Different kinds of appraisals (e.g., for art, antiques, jewelry) may have varying costs.
- Number of Items: The more items you need to be appraised, the more time and resources are required, which may affect the cost.
- Appraisal Service Method: Whether the appraisal is conducted in person or online can influence the price.
- Complexity of the Property: More complex items often require a more in-depth appraisal process, which can impact the cost.
Our appraisal fees can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars or more, reflecting the diversity and specificity of our services. Our specialists will provide you with a detailed quote before any work begins to ensure transparency and assist you in making an informed decision. This quote will be tailored to your specific needs and the unique aspects of your appraisal request.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation to discuss your appraisal needs, and we will be happy to provide you with a personalized quote.
What if I disagree with the appraisal value
We understand that the value assigned to personal property through an appraisal might sometimes differ from your expectations. Appraisals are informed opinions based on a comprehensive evaluation of data, market metrics, and the appraiser’s expertise. However, it’s important to recognize that appraisals can inherently vary due to the subjective nature of this process. Different appraisers might arrive at different valuations for the same item, even within the same timeframe.
It’s a common misconception that the highest appraisal equates to the most accurate one. In the appraisal industry, values can sometimes appear divergent, influenced by varying market information and interpretations. Our appraised prices are grounded in solid research, typically based on comparable sales or market data for similar properties.
If you find yourself dissatisfied with our appraisal, we are more than willing to share the basis of our valuation upon request. Furthermore, we are open to reconsidering the appraised value if you can provide valid, substantiating evidence.
It is also worth noting that we generally advise against using our appraisals as definitive selling prices for personal property. The sale of such items often involves a more complex interplay of factors than can be captured by a single appraised value. Our goal is to provide you with a reliable and professional appraisal, reflecting a fair market value based on current market dynamics and comparable sales.