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 15+ years of industry experience and thousands of satisfied clients and customers.

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Professional

We have certified appraisers on staff and event teams with all of the marketing, staging and sale management expertise you need.

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Safe

We are bonded, licensed and insured with confidential, private and secure services.

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Results

Our award winning service has raised millions of dollars in profits for our clients.

What Our Clients are Saying

Excellent4.7Elena MettlerElena Mettler ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks Elena! Terese BaltesTerese Baltes ★★★★★ ESTATE PROS is THE TEAM you will brag to your friends about. The entire experience from 1st phone call to last exchange exceeded expectations. Top notch communication, responsiveness, professionalism and courtesy. Trust them to provide the most comprehensive service. We wanted quick action and they delivered. Thank you Estate Pros - you earned our sincere thanks and appreciation.Response from the ownerThanks Terese!!! Yvonne VerschuerenYvonne Verschueren ★★★★★ Estate Pros (Jonathan) as well as the guys that came out were hard working, friendly, and kept me in the loop. I love that they work with Habitat for Humanity which also came out. He assured me that as much as possible would be donated before using the landfill.I contacted Jonathan shortly after my father died, but did not use his services until I was ready several months later. There was never any pressure and he was very easy to work with.Response from the ownerThanks Yvonne! We are glad you were pleased with our donation and clean out services! Misty WilkinsonMisty Wilkinson ★★★★★ Super helpful team. Great experience buying from their sales.Response from the ownerThanks Misty! Jill Turner ZdyrskiJill Turner Zdyrski ★★★★★ Jonathan and his team were amazing! They were quick and tidy. Would recommend to anyone needing their services!Response from the ownerThanks Jill! We are so glad you were pleased with our donation & clean out services! Peggy PrimmPeggy Primm ★★★★★ Fast and friendly service, great prices! Would use them again for sure! Highly recommended!Response from the ownerThanks Peggy! Pamela BarnardPamela Barnard ★★★★★ They were quick, courteous, and nice to be around. No complaining, no grumbling just really good workers.Response from the ownerThanks Pamela! We’re glad you are pleased with our donation and clean out service! Pam JumpPam Jump ★★★★★ The absolute best there is in the estate sale business! It’s the content of a business owner’s character that speaks directly to what level of service you will receive from the business. Jonathon T is an exceptional human and remarkable business owner! He and his employees go above and beyond to make each person feel valued and appreciated. All the stars and more for Estate Pros!Response from the ownerThanks Pam! Andrew MadvinAndrew Madvin ★★★★★ The service was professional start to finish. The consultation, communication and conduct of the sale was a success! Highly recommended service.Response from the ownerThanks Andy!!! Sara RizaSara Riza ★★★★★ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Working with Jonathan at Estate Pros for the estate sale of my grandparents' condo was an absolute pleasure, and the results were beyond impressive. As my co-trustee and I navigated the intricate process of liquidating an extensive collection of art, fine furniture, and antiques, Jonathan's knowledge and expertise proved to be absolutely priceless.Jonathan's professionalism and attention to detail were evident from our initial consultation. He took the time to assess the unique aspects of our estate, providing valuable insights and a comprehensive plan tailored to our specific needs. His understanding of the art market, fine furniture, and antiques was not only impressive but also reassuring, setting the stage for a successful estate sale.Throughout the process, Jonathan's organizational skills and strategic approach were remarkable. He expertly curated and showcased each item, creating an inviting environment for potential buyers. His marketing efforts were equally effective, drawing in a discerning audience that appreciated the quality of our collection.What truly sets Jonathan apart is his commitment to client satisfaction. He communicated with transparency, keeping us informed at every step and addressing any concerns promptly. His dedication to maximizing the value of our estate while maintaining a respectful and considerate approach added immense value to the overall experience.The outcome of the estate sale exceeded our expectations, and we owe a significant part of that success to Jonathan at Estate Pros. If you are in search of a professional estate sale service with unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and a client-centric approach, I wholeheartedly recommend Jonathan. Thank you for making a challenging process seamless and rewarding! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Response from the ownerThanks Sara! Katie WilliamsonKatie Williamson ★★★★★ Not only did Jonathan and his fabulous crew perform above and beyond, but he is also instrumental in calming all sorts of squabbles, queries, and conflicts with Zen-like resolutions. All the while, getting the best price possible for your household items ~ big and small. His care for your worldly goods and personal effects is akin to having a member of your family take care of you. Maybe even better.Response from the ownerThanks Katie! Dawn BaldwinDawn Baldwin ★★★★★ Jonathan, the owner, has been a lifesaver!!! We never could have accomplished this move without his many service's. Jonathan and his staff are caring, honest, and hard working.Response from the ownerThanks Dawn! Kellie DevitoKellie Devito ★★★★★ Johnathan and his team were very helpful and made a difficult time much easier. Highly recommend the team!Response from the ownerThanks Kellie!!! Annette SpencerAnnette Spencer ★★★★★ Jonathan and his team are the best! You will be in such wonderful, professional and experienced hands. Jonathan made the whole process seamless and stress free. Give him a call, you will be glad you did!!Response from the ownerThanks Annette!!! Dana RochlenDana Rochlen ★★★★★ Jonathan did a fabulous job. He was caring and kind during a very difficult time for my family. We had a successful estate sale and then he made arrangements for everything else to be donated and provided a comprehensive itemized list for tax purposes. I would recommend Jonathon and the Estate Pros to anyone who needs their services. Thank you Jonathan!Response from the ownerThanks Dana!!! Kari DahlquistKari Dahlquist ★★★★★ We had a very short window to liquidate my dad's estate when his house sold quickly. Jonathan and the Estate Pros dropped into our laps like a gift from the heavens and I cannot imagine doing business with anyone else! There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience, but professional, personable, and punctual will get the ball rolling. Their marketing efforts drove astonishing traffic, their preparation ensured our sale days went smoothly, and their follow up throughout the process was second to none. Jonathan and his team handled our sale with so much care and commitment that at every moment we felt like we were family and they were always in our corner. I whole-heartedly recommend the Estate Pros.Response from the ownerThanks Kari!!! Don SmithDon Smith ★★★★★ Very professional, friendly, and thorough. I would not hesitate to use them again.Response from the ownerThanks Don!!! Brian NolanBrian Nolan ★★★★★ Jonathan Tomlanovich and the team from Estate Pros are absolutely the best! After learning of an unexpected time crunch to conduct the estate sale, Jonathan could not have been more responsive in getting the complete sale process accomplished within a week. And the successful results were beyond our expectations! I would recommend Estate Pros and Jonathan to anyone looking to conduct an estate sale. They are courteous, professional, highly skilled, excellent communicators, and they kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Estate Pros to anyone considering their options for an estate sale. Thank you Jonathan for running a great sale and for helping me and my family. You have a fan for life!Response from the ownerThanks Brian! Ray SalernoRay Salerno ★★★★★ Great experience and service.Response from the ownerThanks Ray! BritneyBritney ★★★★★ They were amazing. Jonathan was great, very informative. All the guys made the day go by fast. Super friendly, fast and respectful. I would use them 100x over. Thanks so much, you made this process much more bearable ❤️Response from the ownerThanks Britney! js_loader