Appraisal Services

Estate Appraisals  

  Insurance Appraisals

Equitable Distribution for Estate Purposes

Donation Appraisals

Damage & Loss Appraisals

Oral Consultations

Telephone  724-287-4868

 Estate Purposes

I provide professional appraisals  for estate purposes.  Please see my qualifications for a list of the many categories that I am experienced in.  They range from ordinary household items to fine and decorative works of art.

Insurance Appraisals

A written appraisal is essential for insuring valuables.  I am recognized by insurance companies at large who choose to hire an accredited appraiser.

Damage and Loss Appraisals

I have appraised antiques,  furniture and decorative art (and the like) that have become damaged in moving, broken, fire damaged or destroyed.  I aim to provide unbiased opinions, as well as providing the facts necessary for thoughtful conclusions.

Equitable Distribution

An unbiased opinion of value is generally wise before distribution. This service may be very helpful for gifting your heirlooms before death or in your will.

Oral Consultations

This is when I use my many years (29 yrs.) of experience to do a “walk through” .  Many appraisers do not offer this service.  This service begins with an initial viewing of the objects in question.  It is a first step.   Research could be an important part of the assignment when something appears to be significantly important or valuable.   This process is a helpful guide that generally will point to the most appropriate market places.  Research is done in my appraisal office using the tools of the trade and my extensive library.  An initial fee will be quoted and a per hour fee for in office work when it is necessary.

Donation Appraisals

I have experience in donation appraisals for tax purposes.  An example is when you decide to gift something of value like fine or decorative art, or  a collection of some sort to a museum or school.

Fees vary with the size and scope of each assignment and requires an in depth conversation with Carol.
My priority is serve you and share my expertise.  Confidentiality is first and foremost in my appraisal services.
 
Telephone  724-287-4868 . 
 
Appraisals take me out of the office.  Your telephone message is important to me and will be answered.