Working with financial advisors, bank and trust departments, attorneys, insurance companies, and
individuals who need the professional assistance of a CERTIFIED, unbiased and ethical appraiser.
The Appraisal Foundation which is sanctioned by the U. S. Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications.
For an appraiser to be USPAP compliant, 7 hour instructional updates are required every two years following the successful
completion of the 15 hour course.
Appraisal charges are NOT based on a percentage of value. Hourly rates are charged
for on-site inspection, research, and document preparation.
Expert witness testimony is also available to my clients.
It is easy for an individual to say they are certified in the appraisal business, especially
if they do not truly belong to a professional appraisal organization. The three organizations who set and maintain standards
in the industry by requiring members to complete educational courses, provide personal references, and monitor
their membership for ethical violations are
International Society of Appraisers
Society of Appraisers
Appraisal Association of America
Check out the creditials of anyone you are thinking
of using BEFORE you hire him or her. You really have too much at stake.
Written appraisals are considered
legal documents. They are an absolute necessity for a variety of reasons.
To verify existence, condition and item value
To establish balance between too much and not enough coverage
To assist in damage or loss claims
Estate division among family members
Divorce asset division
- Accurate supporting documentation for the
Charitable donations over a certain dollar amount
Market Value for Estate tax purposes
do not pay too much
Selling- obtain a fair market price
We also offer verbal appraisal reports when a legal document is not necessary.
you want to know the value of a single item or an entire house full, we can tell you what your valuables are worth.
verbal approximation of value is offered only when the client understands the limitations inherent in an appraisal based
on readily apparent identification without the benefit of research.
This type of appraisal is performed
on an hourly basis.