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What it is, and what it’s worth at auction or for insurance purposes. If you are considering selling, or need a value for an estate remember that the market value of an item is really dependent on how desirable a collectible it is to others, condition, and the local market place.
THE APPRAISAL PROCESS
Once engaged, we arrange an inspection of your items at your location. During our inspection, we photograph your property and record its physical characteristics such as size, date, artist or manufacturer, condition, marks, etc. Additionally, we assess quality and other important characteristics of value.
If you have any relevant documentation, such as receipts, invoices, or old appraisals, we ask to review these. Documentation can provide a previous context of worth in the marketplace and enhance the value of your property.
In situations where a personal inspection is not possible as a result of theft, destruction by fire, or other circumstances, we rely on the client to provide us with photographs and/or detailed descriptions of the property.
After collecting the necessary data, we undertake the research phase of the appraisal project if nessecary . When appropriate we consult with curators, dealers, artists, and appropriate experts. We are highly experienced and efficient researchers.
Finally, the items are appraised using generally accepted principles of valuation, and we compose the written appraisal report. Reports address the specifics of the appraisal engagement and comply with professional standards.
Appraisal reports are issued in electronic form with digital signatures. Although we discourage it for environmental reasons, reports can be issued on paper if arrangements are made in advance
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How Can We Help
If you are an executor, you are responsible for settling an estate according to the deceased’s wishes. With so many tasks to complete and so many people and organizations to deal with—including beneficiaries, legal advisors and tax authorities such as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)—settling an estate is a complicated undertaking, especially when you’re also grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
We have gathered a list of links to help you complete your task
Have a house full of Antique furniture and other “stuff” that you need to sell? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We know that dealing with the disposal of an entire estate or contents of a home can feel like an insurmountable task. We operate in collaboration with antique stores, auction houses, art dealers, jewelry dealers etc. Our company has an extensive email list of buyers with hundreds of potential buyers who are ready with cash in hand to come and purchase your items.
Onsite ApprisialsIf you wish to have an on-site appraisal of your art and antiques for estate distribution, pre-loss insurance, or perhaps an inventory evalution, please contact us to discuss your needs. We charge: $100.00 minimum for the first hour on site, and $50.00 per hour after that; You will receive a printed appraisal on our letterhead, listing antiques, art, and other items of worth, described and valued in accordance with the current market.
Settling an estate can be difficult and time consuming. If you are also grieving the loss of a loved one or live a great distance from the estate property, the task can become overwhelming. We can oversee all the tasks related to the house and its contents. This includes the sale of real estate, distribution of bequeathed items, packing, shipping, disposition of assets, cleaning, property and yard maintenance, security issues and more. We also work with family members or beneficiaries
The cost for appraisal services depends on the amount of time we spend on your project, as well as the complexity of the valuation and end uses of the document. Estimates of cost usually are expressed as a range and do not include applicable tax and disbursements. Antique Appraisals.ca has a minimum charge of $100 for any appraisal or consulting assignment.
Our rates are $100 for the first hour and $50 after that. In most cases, household appraisals cost less than $400 dollars.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
All invoices are due and payable in full upon receipt unless other arrangements are agreed upon. Antique Appraisals.ca accepts cash, cheques, bank transfers, and major credit cards. Credit card transactions and bank transfers are processed through the PayPal-hosted link included on our Contact Page.