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What’s It Worth?

It depends. Don’t you hate that answer? Me too! However confusing it sounds, that is the correct answer your appraiser should give you. Value depends on the purpose of the appraisal. If the purpose of the appraisal is estate planning, estate settlement, donation, estate division or liquidation, the value to be determined is fair market Read the full article…

What Is A Personal Property Appraisal and Why Do I Need One?

Most of us think of real estate – the house and land, when we hear estate appraisal. However the contents of a home, office, vacation property and vehicles are what are known as personal property. A qualified personal property appraiser helps us understand what they are worth. According to the Appraisal Foundation: “Fine art, jewelry, Read the full article…

Are Your Appraiser’s Credentials Real?

Recently, appraisers and collectors have noticed numerous advertisements and promotional material from other personal property appraisers who may have completed a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course and describe themselves as a “USPAP Certified Appraiser.” Others may deem their appraisal reports “USPAP Certified Appraisals.” Both of these terms are incorrect and are not Read the full article…