Offering A Choice of Personal Property Services
What is Personal Property?
Personal Property consists of antiques, collectibles or other items of value found in nearly every household.
These items may include: Furniture, Framed Artwork, Clocks, Appliances, Glass, Crystal, Ceramic Figurines, Pottery, Photos, Books,
Fine & Costume Jewelry, Silver, Clothing, Textiles or Quilts.
Why Appraise your Personal Property?
· Obtain adequate insurance coverage or to claim a loss
· Settle an estate for probate or divorce
· Equitable Division of Property
· Curiosity about the value
What does an Appraisal consist of?
· On-site visit to your home or business
· Examination and evaluation of each item
· Research and valuation of appraised items
· Written report with documented inventory
· Photographs of items
When requesting an appraisal the purpose must be clearly specified as the same item may have different values depending on appraisal use. Insurance values may vary from estate tax, consumer resale, liquidation, equitable distribution or casualty loss values.
Although they are not a replacement for researched appraisals, Verbal Valuations of your items are available for a reduced fee in the cases where a written report is not required, such as for Division of Property.
Consulting services for your Estate, Personal Property or Special Collection needs are also available.
At your request, a Client Education package may be offered as part of a Consulting session in which you would be provided with information on:
· Sale or Disposition of Personal Property
· Whether an Estate Sale is necessary and the steps required
· Proper care, display & storage of your Property or Special Collections.
What is the cost involved for Personal Property Services?
Fees for appraisal, valuation and consulting are charged by the hour or a specified amount agreed upon by the client and the appraiser which will be based on the amount of time involved.
In some cases additional fees may be necessary for extensive research, unique or rare items, large collections, use of outside consultants, court testimony or travel time.
Payment for all services is due at the time of on-site visit unless other arrangements are made prior to the time of the site visit.
What Licensing is Required?
There are currently no Federal or State licensing requirements for Personal Property Appraisers. It is recommended that an Appraiser be Certified by completing a Formal Program of Appraisal Studies, be USPAP Compliant and belong to a Professional Association.
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