What qualifies you to appraise my property?
As a qualified appraiser I have formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics and law. and am knowledgeable on the latest appraisal standards. My continuing education and testing are the ways I ensure this competence and expertise.
Do you belong to an appraisal society?
Yes, I belong to International Society of Appraisers (ISA). There are many appraisal organizations, but only a few require members complete an intense field of study and pass comprehensive examinations before being admitted as an accredited member.
Why Do I Need an art appraisal?
An art appraisal is a well researched document focused on discovering the fair market value of an art object or collection. This report can be used for 1) resale or auction purposes; 2) appropriate insurance coverage; 3) settlement of estates or trust or 4) the equitable division of property.
What does the appraisal report contain?
You will receive a formal, type-written report signed report that presents the information you need in a complete and organized way. Included within each report is: (1) a written description of each art object listing all pertinent information (2) color photographs of each object, with specific photographic detail if needed and (3) all research and analysis gathered and reviewed to accurately complete the appraisal assignment. Each report meets or exceeds the Uniform of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is compliant with those requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service.
WHAT IS YOUR FEE?
I charge $150 for an art consultation which takes approximately 45-60 minutes. This consultation helps determine if an appraisal is warranted. (2) If you wish to move forward with an art appraisal then a price estimate is given prior to beginning the appraisal report. The estimate will reflect the number of hours for research and analysis to achieve an accurate current value for each item.