APPRAISALS

We provide a wide variety of services both appraisal and non-appraisal related.  Some of the most popular appraisal types are listed below. If you are looking for a service not listed, please contact us to discuss how we may help you.  All appraisals are confidential and USPAP compliant, except for a professional opinion of value.

  • Professional Opinion of Value: not a formal appraisal but simply an informed estimation of value. This kind of opinion is not USPAP compliant.
  • Insurance Appraisals:  Household policies often do not insure  high value property for full replacement value and an appraisal with a schedule of items in a collection is critical to have.
  • Inventory: when an appraisal is not required but a client needs to have a record of the collection with all pertinent information ready for the time needed to either make a claim or distribution.
  • Damage Appraisals: usually required by the insurance carrier when there has been a partial or total loss to property.
  • Donation Appraisals: required by the IRS when a donation of one or more like items is worth more then $5,000. 
  • Equitable Distribution Appraisals: usually required in the case of divorce or dissolution of a partnership.
  • Estate Appraisals: required when property must be valued when the creator or owner of art dies.
  • Archive Appraisals: typically used by the artist who is seeking to place an oeuvre or estate planning.