Antique Appraisals, How Can I Benefit From One!

The Benefits of Antique Appraisals Do you have any antiques and wonder how much they are worth? Have you ever looked online to find something that looks similar to compare to yours? Have you ever watched “The Antiques Roadshow” and saw something similar to yours? I think almost everyone has at one time or another. It is one way of... Read More

Estate Appraisals and Planning Benefits

 Estate Appraisals and Estate Planning Why You Need An Estate Appraisal Quite often, Estate Appraisals are overlooked and misunderstood during the Estate Planning process. An Estate Appraisal, during the planning stages, can provide a benchmark of value of an asset, or collection. So, future appraisals will show either growth or a decline in value. It’s been proven to be a valuable tool... Read More

What Affects An Equipment Appraisal

What Affects An Equipment Appraisal There are a number of things that can affect an equipment appraisal, some are good and some are bad. The good will increase your equipment values and, of course, the bad will decrease them. I will outline the more common reasons and describe how it affects the equipment value in an equipment appraisal. Lets begin... Read More

Equipment Appraisal. What Is The Benefit.

 The Benefits of Equipment Appraisals There are many reasons to get an equipment appraisal. Some you may know and have thought about and some may be a surprise to you. No matter your situation, being a small or large business owner, you may be in need of an equipment appraisal and not even know it. I will discuss some of... Read More

Auto Appraisals and Insurance Claims

Auto Accident Appraisal How An Appraiser Can Help You Have you ever wondered how Appraisers and Insurance Adjusters come up with their valuations? Have you ever been in an automobile accident and received or accepted the Insurance Company’s settlement? Was it less than what you thought it should be? Did you think you had to accept it and had no... Read More

What Is Market Value – In Place and How Can It Work For You!

What Is Market Value – In Place and How Can It Work For You! The term Market Value – In Place is used lots in the business world and yet many don’t know what it is or how it can work for them. I will try to explain this phrase and by giving you an example, help you understand the... Read More

Liquidation Value, What Is It

What Is Liquidation Value It has different meanings to different people, so lets clarify what Liquidation Value means in the appraisal business. It is the price of an asset when it is allowed insufficient time to sell on the open market, thereby reducing its exposure to potential buyers, as defined by Wikipedia. There was usually some sort of financial situation... Read More

What Is Fair Market Value

What Is Fair Market Value The term “Value” can be regarded as an article’s “Worth” or “Market Place” as defined in Webster’s Dictionary. The phrase “Fair Market Value” can be defined as the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under the compulsion to buy nor the compulsion to... Read More

What Is An Appraisal Report

What Is An Appraisal Report I’ve been asked from time to time, “What do I get with an appraisal”. It’s a very good question if you’ve never had an appraisal preformed before. Besides all the requirements like pictures, gathering information, documents, and research, you get a professionally written Appraisal Report of your assets. Okay, that still doesn’t say what is... Read More

The Appraisal Process Explained

The Appraisal Process Explained What is an Art Appraiser and what is the appraisal process? Let’s start by answering this question first. An appraisal is a written, impartial, expert estimate of the value of an item based upon factual evidence, market place and conclusions. The term Value also has many different meanings. For the purpose of appraisals, it is an... Read More