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How Much Is Your Personal Property Worth?

How To Find, Choose And Work With An Appraiser

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To find an appraiser

Check with the following:

For an estimate on a specific item, hire a specialist on an hourly basis if you can't find an appraiser.

When choosing an appraiser:

  • Look for someone with experience and education relevant to the items you are selling,
  • Do not hesitate to ask for evidence of expertise.
  • Watch out for conflict of interest. Do not rely on the appraisal of a dealer to whom you are considering selling the item.
  • Ask about the cost of an appraisal. 
    • The charge should be based on the amount of time it takes to inspect a piece, do research and prepare a written document if you need one. 
    • You can often obtain a free appraisal from a dealer or auctioneer who hopes to get the object to sell.

When working with an appraiser:

  • Be clear about the reason for your appraisal. Appraisal values differ depending on the use. For instance, appraisers give a lower value to items that are being valued for estate tax purposes.
  • Show the appraiser the item, not a photograph. Photos are not as reliable as in-person inspections.

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