Ap·prais·al (noun)- An expert estimate of the value of something.
Antique Furniture and Personal Property Appraisal – Why Get Appraisals for Personal Property?
A personal property appraisal gives an unbiased estimate of an item or a property that can be sold to a buyer. In order to get the actual value of an item or property, both parties (seller and buyer) can seek consultation from a certified, professional appraiser.
The appraiser is required to carefully inspect the object or property to ascertain the condition of an item. He or she should lookout for any defects, know the type of material of the item, determine its age, and can point out if the item or property has any historical relevance that can affect the item’s value. Since an appraiser understands the true value of these items, they can compare them to other similar items and give an objective estimate.
Appraisals are needed to settle estates, for legal and insurance purposes and if you have items of great value.
Berenice Denton has more than 40 years experience in the personal property appraisal business and is a licensed appraiser. She is a member of The Appraisers Association of America and The New England Appraisers Association.
Anyone can provide an opinion on the value of an object but a certified appraiser has been educated and receives ongoing training to make an informed estimate of the value of personal property.
Appraisers Association of America
As a Member of the Appraisers Association of America and The New England Appraisers Association, Berenice specializes in delivering independent, ethical and objective valuations for your personal property. All appraisals are prepared to the code of the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisers Practice.