All Appraisal Reports are Written in Compliance with the current (2018-2019) USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Property Appraisal) and the International Society of Appraisal Report Writing Standard.
Examination - The appraiser meticulously examines all property, evaluating characteristics, noting condition, obtaining measurements and taking photographs.
Digital photographs are taken to document the property, comply with IRS regulations, and to aid with research. Photographs are included in the appraisal report.
Research - The appraiser researches marks and labels translating where possible, verifies dates, locates comparable items and selling history, investigates appropriate markets, and consults experts, when necessary.
Report - The report includes a cover document detailing the scope of work, process taken, definitions of values used, and a list of items with descriptions, photographs, and the appraisers qualifications.
The report is printed and bound. Completion of report will depend on the quantity of items, research required, and report writing time. The Appraisal report is written in compliance with the International Society of Appraisers.
Appraisals and consultations are based on an hourly rate. It is unethical and against USPAP rules to charge a "contingency" based on the appraised value, a finders fee, or a fee based on whether or not the appraiser will purchase the item.
Once we have a good idea of exactly what we are appraising and for what the intended use is (Insurance, estate tax, divorce, etc.) then we are able to give an estimated cost.
Probate / Trust / Estate Settlement (IRS)
Insurance Coverage and Claims
Pre-Moving / Downsizing
Antiques and Residential Contents
Charitable Non-Cash Donations
Auction or Pre-Estate Sale Market Valutions
*Heirs and Individuals
*Trusts and Banks
*Executors, Trustees, and Personal Representatives
*Private Collection Representatives
*Donors to Museums, Historic Societies, etc.
*Financial and Wealth Professionals
* & More...
Servicing Osceola, Orange, Brevard, Seminole, Polk, Lake, & Volusia Counties. We will travel outside those counties.
All information pertaining to the appraisal is confidential. Access to the report by anyone other than the intended users will be granted only with written permission from the client, or by court order.
A qualified appraiser has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. The appraiser should be up to date on the latest appraisal standards. Continuing education and testing are the only ways to ensure this competence.
There are many different meanings to the word value for an appraiser. The appraiser must understand the purpose of the appraisal before you can really understand which value is appropriate to use.