Reasons to Hire a Professional Appraiser

What is an Appraisal?  Why should I get one?

Document your Valuables Prior to Loss:

Documenting your items with a certified appraisal prior to loss is essential to settle a claim. Most insurance companies will limit coverage without it, even if you have photographs of your items! Appraisal reports are written to the exacting specifications of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which is governed by the Appraisers Association of America.

Division of property (AKA Divorce):

For equitable division of personal property between heirs, separating couples, etc.

Maximize Financial Return to Your Estate:

Trustees and heirs receive peace of mind and exercise due diligence when they have estate personal property reviewed by an expert.  This way you will know what your items are really worth and you can make an informed decision.

Liquidation:

What are your items worth today? What are your options to sell them?  We offer many options including specialty and major auction houses, to obtain the best placement and terms for your more valuable art, antiques, and collectibles.