Personal Property Appraisals

Trash or treasure? We’ll let you know! We provide personal property appraisals for furniture, art, jewelry, vehicles & more.

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The Estate Pros appraisers provide both written reports and verbal assessments for all types of items. We provide appraisals for single items, full estates and everything between, with all assessments being completely confidential. Our fully confidential, comprehensive evaluation reports are fully researched, bound documents analyzing market trends and comparable sales in regional, national, and international markets.

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What is a Personal Property Appraisal?

The Appraisal Foundation Board defines an appraisal as “the act or process of developing an opinion of value.” The Estate Pros appraisers are valuation experts who develop appraisal reports that provide property value conclusions in a given situation. Simply put, we answer the question “What’s it worth?” The proper response is always reliant upon the intended use of the appraisal. A few common intended uses may be estate planning, estate tax, gift tax, non-cash charitable contribution, equitable distribution, insurance coverage or a damage/loss claim.

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Why have your items appraised?

When considering the antiques, collectibles, expensive jewelry, firearms or other high-value items, etc. you own, you may think you know what their worth. But do you really???

Like any other important decision in life, if you can consult with a professional or expert, you should. The Estate Pros experienced appraisers are skilled in determining an item’s value using the tools and expertise that most people don’t have access to. Don’t mistakenly donate or throw away a $10,000 item because you think it’s only worth $10. Instead, get a personal property appraisal. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

What Items should you have appraised?

In general, any item you believe may have significant value should be appraised. Consider doing some initial research on your own about your item or similar items online to determine if they might be valuable. Here are a few items you might want to consider an appraisal for: jewelry, collections, antiques, paintings, rugs, gold or sterling, etc.

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How are appraisal values determined?

The Estate Pros professional appraisers use tools to help assess an item’s value, including past sales data, item condition and history (or provenance). The appraisal’s intended use will determine the approach used (i.e. sales comparison, cost approach, etc).

All of our appraisers rely on the standards and guidelines set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which contains Congressionally-authorized valuation standards.

Where do personal property appraisals take place?

Estate Pros appraisals most often take on-site where the item is located. However, the Estate Pros often appraise items based on pictures as well. No matter what the scenario is, the Estate Pros have you covered!

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When is an Appraisal Needed?

  • Personal Records
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Planning
  • Probate Tax
  • Loan Collateral
  • Distribution
  • Donation
  • Dissolution / Divorce Settlements
  • Identification / Authentication of Property
  • Insurance Coverage / Claims
  • Moving Company Insurance / Claims
  • Equitable Division
  • Expert Witness / Litigation Services
  • Reviews / Second Opinions
  • Selling Personal Items
  • General Consultation
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How do personal property appraisals work?

Your appraisal will be completed by an experienced, licensed & certified appraiser. We carefully examine and review each of your items. We provide both written reports and verbal assessments for all types of items. Our appraisal reports conform to the most recent Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and the stringent requirements of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) code of ethics and appraisal practices. Our credentials, procedures and documentation meet IRS standards.

We offer appraisals for single items, full estates and everything between, with all appraisals and consultations being completely confidential unless ordered by a court of law. Includes detailed descriptions and photographs (when necessary) of each item appraised. Our comprehensive evaluation reports are fully researched, bound documents analyzing the necessary data from regional, national, and international markets.

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How to prepare for a personal property appraisal

Having a well thought out plan is important when having your items appraised. Here are some preliminary steps to consider before your appraisal.

  1. Determine why you need your items appraised. What’s your intended use? Donation, insurance claim, divorce, etc.?
  2. Know what you want to have appraised. Clearly identifying the scope of your project to the Estate Pros will make the appraisal process a lot smoother.
  3. Take an inventory of the items you would like to have appraised. A thorough inventory will begin preparing you for your evaluation.
  4. Photograph the items. A cataloged reference, either in photo or in video format, can serve as documentary evidence of the appraisal should it be necessary.
  5. Try and stay organized and create lists if necessary.
  6. If you have prior appraisals for any of your items, let the Estate Pros know, we can assess these evaluations for accuracy and use them to determine potential final appraisal values.

Why go with the Pros?

All of our appraisers rely on the standards and guidelines set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which contains Congressionally-authorized valuation standards. We make the appraisal process as easy as possible, handling all items with care and conducting our work with compassion and professionalism. Our scheduling is flexible, and our assignments completed quickly and accurately. Our experts will work with you from the initial free consultation to the complete execution of your appraisal and everything in between. You don’t need to lift a finger, we take care of everything for you!

The Estate Pros Difference

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Experience

The Estate Pros have been proudly serving southeast Michigan for over 15 years with more than 5,000 successfully completed estate sales, liquidations, donations & clean outs.

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Professional

Our team has the qualified appraisers and industry leading liquidation experts needed to get the job done right.

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Safe

We are licensed, bonded & insured. You can feel confident knowing our services are private, safe and secure.

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Results

As an industry leader, we are consistently ranked in the top 50 estate sale companies in America, delivering millions of dollars in estate proceeds to our valued clients every year.

What Our Clients are Saying

Excellent4.8Anita CassettaAnita Cassetta ★★★★★ We used cleanout service. Very professional, helpful and thorough. Great service.Response from the ownerThanks Anita! Kimberly SikandKimberly Sikand ★★★★★ Jonathan and the Estate Pros team did an amazing job! Everyone was super friendly and they left the house super clean! Thank you, Estate ProsResponse from the ownerThanks Kim!!! RichardRichard ★★★★★ Estate pros are very professional. I used them to clean out a house and they did an excellent job. Johnathon was very helpful and his crew did an an excellent job. I would definitely use them again.Response from the ownerThanks Richard! Kristy StevensonKristy Stevenson ★★★★★ Jonathan and his team are fabulous. We really appreciated that he coordinated with Habitat for Humanity to donate items from my mom’s house to help families in the community. The team then cleaned out the house, including sweeping and vacuuming the floors. They worked tirelessly on a hot and humid June day. From the start Jonathan promised my mom’s house would be cleaned out in 1 day and that is exactly what happened. We highly recommend Estate Pros.Response from the ownerThanks Kristy!!! karen meldrumkaren meldrum ★★★★★ Top notch company, from first phone call to the day of pick up. They were wonderful to work with, Will definitely be using them again!Response from the ownerThanks Karen! Martha TaylorMartha Taylor ★★★★★ Amazing and speedy service! Left the house immaculate. Couldn’t recommend more strongly!Response from the ownerThanks Martha! We appreciate you using our Express Estate Liquidation services! Meghan LaRoccaMeghan LaRocca ★★★★★ Jonathan made the process so easy! We would recommend him and Estate Pros to anyone. Thank you!!Response from the ownerThanks Meghan! Chris ArthurChris Arthur ★★★★★ Estate Pros was amazing to work with. Jonathan was always quick to return calls or texts with any questions we had. He was very honest and accurate with the options available to us and was true to his word.Closing the estate of your loved one is extremely emotional and challenging. Jonathan walked with us through the process with great care and compassion taking a lot of the stress and anxiety off our shoulders. Thinking of having to pack up and disburse of our loved ones items to places that would make good use them for charity’s was daunting and overwhelming. Estate Pros handled it All and we know that the items will be used to help others.Thank you Jonathan! We highly recommend Estate Pros!Response from the ownerThanks Chris!!! Doug HunekeDoug Huneke ★★★★★ Quick and complete. Also liked the cleaning after hauling out the stuff.Response from the ownerThanks Doug! We appreciate you using our Express Estate Liquidation services! Diane MeakinDiane Meakin ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks Diane! We appreciate you using our Express Estate Liquidation services! Cynthia MeyerCynthia Meyer ★★★★★ Although paring down and "getting rid of" all your stuff is quite emotional and not for the faint of heart, Estate Pros made the process professional, quick, and compassionate. Letting go is not easy. They made it OK. If you are faced with the decision of paring down, moving or dealing with a whirlpool of sadness oreven excitement for that next adventure, you might want to consider Estate Pros. They will give you confidence in your decision and when the job is done - whether an estate sale or the full house donation process, you will not only have a clean house, you will also have a new peace of mind.Response from the ownerThanks Cynthia! We appreciate you using our Express Liquidation Services! Q ZQ Z ★★★★★ Estate Pros are absolutely amazing to deal with. Emptying out years of furniture and just 'stuff' is a very stressful experience and Jon Tamlonovich, the owner, is very professional and makes it emotionally manageable and easy. Really easy! Just tell them what you want to get rid of and they show up with men and trucks and for the items to be donated to charity they bring the Habitat For Humanity people with them at the same time. Jon can then give you a "qualified appraisal" so that you can take a tax deduction on your next tax return. They provide the ultimate of 'one stop shopping', delivered on time and professionally. I could go on and on and on, but suffice it to say if I could give them and Jon ten stars I would!Response from the ownerThanks QZ! Chuck DeprezChuck Deprez ★★★★★ Estate pros was great to work with, I’d recommend them to my friends and family. Excellent communication along with good and timely work.Response from the ownerThanks Chuck! Anna DwyerAnna Dwyer ★★★★★ John and his team were extremely knowledgable and kind in handling my father in law's needs. Will work with them again once he is ready to move.Response from the ownerThanks Anna! Janis KotulaJanis Kotula ★★★★★ They are very accommodating, clean, and kind!Response from the ownerThanks Janis!!! Luann BarrettaLuann Barretta ★★★★★ Estate pros made it very easy and efficient for us. Great job. Highly recommendedResponse from the ownerThanks Luann! Kristy KasapisKristy Kasapis ★★★★★ Absolutely incredible company! On time, efficient and professional. Did a great job at our home and would definitely use again. Jonathan is very friendly and so were his men. They left the house clean as well.Response from the ownerThanks Kristy! ELIZABETH PATTENELIZABETH PATTEN ★★★★★ Jonathon was very easy to work with. We contracted for clean out services. The did a great job. We would definitely use them again.Response from the ownerThanks Elizabeth!!! Kendra MalloryKendra Mallory ★★★★★ Excellent service and communication! They cleaned out our grandmother's house of 77 years in 1 day!Response from the ownerThanks Kendra! Jim BarbaressoJim Barbaresso ★★★★★ After interviewing 3 estate sale companies, we chose Estate Pros, and it was a great decision. Communication, documentation, sensitivity, respect, responsiveness, friendliness, and candidness were extremely important to my family as we dealt with the contents of my mother’s house (during a time of heightened emotions) to prepare the house for sale … and Jonathan and his team excelled in all areas. They’re experts in handling estate assets in the best possible way.Response from the ownerThanks Jim & Suzy!!! js_loader