Assessments & Appraisals
Are you looking to find the value of your belongings,
whether for resale, estate division or tax purposes,
or for your own personal knowledge?
The value of any single item is constantly shifting and is dependent on the culture's perceived desirability of that item at any given time. One of the core tasks of a Personal Property Appraiser is to keep up with these cultural trends and to communicate this knowledge to their clients.
Estate assessments involve identifying, evaluating and researching belongings, whether a few items or an entire estate, to determine current market values. Should a written appraisal be required for estate purposes, our Personal Property Appraiser provides complete USPAP compliant written appraisals.
Our Appraiser is trained to not only give you expert market valuations on these items, but also to guide you to the best resale venues, if that is your goal. In our technological age, opportunities for resale have expanded. But not every item is going to be successful in every resale venue. Many downsizing & liquidation companies emphasize their specific niche and selling everything within that niche, because that is the area they deal in. At Sterling Estate Services, we are unique as we are not advocating any single way of selling your belongings. Instead, we strive to match each item with its best resale venue.
Generally speaking, our Appraiser evaluates high to mid-range items for potential sale on a number of platforms including international auction, on-line sales, private buyers and galleries and/or local consignment. For general household items, a traditional estate sale may be the best direction. Each situation is unique and again, we will create a plan that addresses your specific wishes including time-frames, privacy issues, and your ultimate goals.