Personal Property Appraisals for Estates, Insurance, Business, or Divorce

antiques headerKnowing what your personal property is worth is vital to protecting it, distributing it, and managing it. If you need to pursue any of the following activities, you likely need the services of a personal property appraiser:

  • Insure collections, equipment, musical instruments, or household goods
  • Create a will
  • Probate an estate
  • Make an in-kind charitable contribution
  • Get a divorce
  • Downsize / relocate
  • Invest in collectibles
  • Value business assets for accounting or resale

A few months ago I wrote for Goldmine Magazine:

“Life is risky, and everyone is subject to its vagaries. Accidents happen; that’s why we buy insurance.”

“But rule No. 1 for protecting your property is to know what you have and what it’s worth. Insurance companies aren’t going to write you a check on your say-so. If you own specific,
valuable items — like your collections — they need to be documented and
separately insured. Your homeowner’s policy won’t cover a loss otherwise. Even if
your collection is insured for loss by a rider to your homeowner’s policy, any claim
will still be subject to the policy’s coverage limits and deductibles.”

All institutions have their own set of rules: the IRS, insurance companies, probate court, divorce court, and banks. Those who know the rules and know what their property is worth under various scenarios can maintain and protect their wealth. Those who don’t know know what their property is worth stand to lose a large portion of it to taxes, an ex-spouse, or a bad business deal.

As a personal property appraiser, my job is to provide you with facts that will help you make decisions: what your property is worth, what your sale or disposition alternatives are, and how to protect your financial position. The final decisions are yours to make. Let’s discuss what you need; there is no charge for an initial consultation.

For on-site appraisals, I service the areas around and between the following cities:

  • Roanoke, VA
  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Wytheville, VA
  • Danville, VA
  • Abingdon, VA
  • Mt. Airy, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • High Point, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Hickory, NC
  • Charlotte, NC

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