Antique & Personal Property Appraisals
Real Estate Appraisal in El Cajon, CA
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property with the International Society of Appraisers, the highest standards of credential. Designated in Antiques and Residential Contents. Appraisals are compliant with the ISA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct, and their Report Writing Standards. Over ten years of individual property appraisal experience. Appraisals conducted for attorneys, CPAs, trustees, individuals, insurance firms, corporations, military, government and non-profit customers.
read moreChoose a time for the inspection when distractions will be minimized for you and for the appraiser. A quiet environment is preferred. Unpack boxes of items to be appraised, or alert the appraiser they will need an assistant for that purpose.
read moreSpecialty in art glass. Formal written appraisals only. We do not conduct verbal appraisals or buy items. There is an average of (2) hours of research and documentation time for every hour of inspection time. Total appraisalfees start at $750 and go up from there depending on the number of items and hours involved. Expert Witness services are charged at higher rates, and will not be provided unless agreed upon in advance.
read moreThe Appraisal Foundation sets the guidelines for all appraisers and publishes the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Users of appraisal services are encouraged to take advantage of these informative resources. The New York Times recently published an article titled "The Specialized Art of the Appraisal". It stresses the importance of keeping tabs on your collection, knowing what you have and the values. Whether it is fine wines, vintage movie posters or abstract paintings, some people spend a great deal of time and money compiling collections of valuables.
read moreInvestment News has a good article titled "The Art of Legacy Planning - 7 Best Practices for Gifting Art to Museums". In the article they state that high net worth individuals spend an average of 17% of their wealth on art and antiques, a passion investment. Part of managing this investment is planning for the future of the collection. One option is to donate to a non-profit organization such as a museum. Source: Investment News The first item on the list includes having your artwork professionally appraised by an accredited appraiser.