PERSONAL PROPERTY & FINE ART APPRAISALS, ADVISORY & BROKERAGE SERVICES
Personal Property Services for Clients Not Needing a Formal Appraisal:
Free, Confidential Consultations
A preliminary consultation to determine the client’s needs and to estimate the cost of an appraisal is offered without charge.
Fine Art & Antiques Furniture & Decorative Items Personal Property
Appraisals For the Purposes of:
Comprehensive Appraisal Services
Appraisals West provides independent appraisals of fine art and personal property for corporate, educational, municipal, non-profit organizations, as well as private collectors. Our researchers and appraisers approach each assignment with care, taking into consideration all aspects of an item and its provenance, the current state of the relevant market, and the protection of the client’s property and privacy.
Our associates are qualified to appraise fine art, antiques, and other personal property. Often, more than one area of specific expertise is required. Appraisals West has associates experienced in many types of personal property, so there is no need to hire a multitude of appraisers. If it is in the best interest of the client to hire a specialist beyond what we can provide, recommendations and referrals will be made.
Appraisals West holds a high standard of professionalism and ethical practice. All our appraisals are written in compliance with the current version of The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the International Society of Appraisers’ Appraisal Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics, and current IRS guidelines where applicable.
Consultations and purchasing assistance to add to your collection
Consultations regarding the care & protection of your valuables
Identification of unknown objects or artists
Provenance and title research
Explore solutions to inheritance distribution
Downsize your possessions or refine your collection
Brokerage service to assist you in selling unwanted items
Knowledge of Current Values
We stay aware of trends and market changes that are so important in determining the current value of assets.
Knowledge of Current Requirements
Keeping abreast of changes in requirements by insurance companies and the IRS is a priority for us, so that you can be confident that your appraisal is compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
Each report is itemized and contains detailed descriptions, photographs and individual values
for all property appraised. Reports are tailored to meet our client's needs and comply with
the requirements of third-party users such as the IRS or your insurance company.
Insurance Estate Planning Donation Divorce Current Market Equitable Distribution Dissolution
Market evaluation for Sale of Asset
Pre-Purchase Evaluation of Asset