Estate Services

Professional Estate Appraisal and Liquidation Services

Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.

Attorneys and Accountants rely on our values when calculating personal property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being placed on personal property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.

Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the personal property involved. Often, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

Personal property appraisals are conducted for estate tax, probate, insurance purposes, equitable distribution, charitable contributions, marital and business dissolutions, lease buy-outs, cost allocation, resale and liquidation.  Having a professional appraisal gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with in meeting IRS and state agency requirements.  We offer written appraisals for insurance, estates, estate planning, probate or family court, and market appraisals for various owners.

Our intent is to provide our clients with accurate unbiased third-party valuations specific to their need.

As qualified appraisers we are experienced with the valuation of all types of personal property from:

  • Fine Art Appraisals
  • Antique Appraisals
  • Jewelry Appraisals
  • Silver, Crystal, & Porcelain Appraisals
  • Collectibles Appraisals
  • Charitable Contribution Appraisals
  • Divorce Settlement Appraisals
  • Estate Valuation Appraisals