Appraisals for general personal property
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Initial consultation to determine services needed and scheduling and inspection appointment.
On-site inspection by appraiser.
Research, market analysis and valuation conducted after appraiser finishes inspection.
Report writing and documentation. Appraisals are compliant with the report writing standards of the International Society of Appraisers, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and with IRS regulations when required.
Delivery of the appraisal.
All information pertaining to the appraisal is confidential. The report and information contained therein will be disclosed only to the client. Access to others will be granted only with permission from the client, or by court order.
Appraisal reports are prepared in conformity with the ISA Code of Ethics and Report Writing Standards. Appraisals are compliant with the current version of USPAP. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice sets the standards of appraisal practice, technique, ethics and due diligence as set forth by the Appraisal Foundation. Meets the Personal Property Appraiser qualification criteria set by the Appraisers Qualifications Board.
What is personal property?
Tangible, movable property such as furniture, art, appliances, and general residential contents. These items are not part of the real estate or real property.
Are there different values for the same item?
Yes, this depends on the intended use of the appraisal. The appraiser should discuss with the client prior to proceeding with the assignment.
Do appraisers buy the items being appraised?
No. It would be a conflict of interest.
Are all appraisers the same?
No. Choose an appraiser according to the category of the items being appraised. They should also have a designation from a major appraisal society such as the International Society of Appraisers, of which I am a member.
How are appraisers credentialed?
They qualify through major appraisal societies by taking courses, testing and proving years of experience. They should also be compliant and up to date with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Are appraisers advocates?
No. They are supposed to provide an impartial 3rd party opinion regarding the items they appraise.
When there is a question…
about the value of your personal property, I can provide a written opinion of value upon which you can base your financial decisions.