Our appraisals are not a “best guess”, but a thoroughly researched objective opinion arrived at by nationally recognized standards and procedures. Every appraisal report clearly describes the item being valued, the procedures used to estimate value and the type of valuation being used. Our appraisals are prepared in conformity of the ISA Code of Ethics and Report Writing Standards and are compliant with the USPAP. The Uniform Standards and Professional Appraisal Practice sets the standards of professional appraisal practice, technique, ethics and due diligence as set forth by the Appraisal Foundation.
We have worked closely with Probate and Surrogates Courts, Estate Planners, and Lawyers who specialize in ElderLaw and Estates. We understand your legal responsibilities as an Administrator/Executor and provide you with documentation you will need to handle your estate needs.
It starts with a call and an appointment.
Preparation and Delivery of Contract.
On site review of items, including: inventory, measurements and photography. *This will take time and will require access to items.
Research, market analysis and valuation conducted in office.
Report writing and documentation. Each item (or group of items) will have a description, condition, value, and digital image.
Appraisal Fees for on-site time including reviewing of items: $75.00 per hour with a 2 hr minimum. Research, documentation and other administrative time is charges at $45 per hour. We will estimate the time involved and provide a quote for the entire project that will reflect the TOTAL cost.
A signed contract and 25% deposit are required. The balance is due and payable upon receipt of the finished appraisal. Delivery of written appraisal (paper) and a USB Flash Drive that contains the digital image files that correlate with the appraisal.
Expert Witness Services including deposition, arbitration and Surrogate's court appearances are charged at $200 per hour. (Deposit Required)
For New York Residents, since November 6th 2008, we earned the distinction of being an ONEIDA COUNTY PREFERRED VENDOR and have continued to maintained that designation since.