Appraisals Everything except the house.

We prepare written appraisal reports for the following intended uses:

    • Estate purposes: probate, estate tax, equitable distribution
    • Dissolution of marriage and businesses
    • Insurance coverage
    • Damage claims
    • Guardianships
    • Bankruptcy
    • Charitable contributions
 
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Marvin & Whitehurst is fully qualified to handle ALL of your appraisal needs. Each appraisal report contains a written inventory with accurate descriptions and values. Numbered photographs are also included and correspond to the items listed.

Estate and Probate appraisals utilize Fair Market Value and are specifically prepared to provide accurate valuations for estate professionals, probate courts, beneficiaries and the IRS. Fair Market Value appraisal reports are used for estate planning, reporting of tangible personal property to the court, equitable distribution and help determine Federal estate tax liability.

Divorce appraisals. Equitable distribution of property is the main goal when dissolution of marriage is pending. The parties need an unbiased, accurate and consistent appraisal on marital assets.

Insurance appraisals. These are “Replacement Cost” valuations geared towards homeowners and collectors requiring insurance for valuable personal property and fine collections. An accurate and well-written appraisal report is essential to document personal property assets.

Damage Claim appraisals  are prepared for homeowners and insurance companies to settle a claim after a loss has taken place. Valuations to consider are replacement cost, salvage value and loss of value. A properly prepared damage claim appraisal is key to a fair settlement.

Non-Cash Charitable Donation appraisals.  The IRS requires appraisals be performed by a “qualified appraiser.” We follow the strict guidelines set forth by the IRS to ensure our clients receive their Fair Market Value deductions.

Rates & Fees
Fees are charged on and hourly basis and rates differ depending on the task. Please contact us for our current fee schedule.
On-Site Inspection: The time necessary for the Appraiser to examine, evaluate and inventory all items that will be included in the Report.
Research: The time necessary for the Appraiser to identify marks and labels, verify dates, consult experts, and research values of the items to be included in the Report.
Report Preparation: Involves the typing, assembly, and printing of the report and photographs.
Consultation: The time necessary for the Appraiser to examine, evaluate, and express an informed opinion of current value, condition, restoration possibilities, marketability, etc. A consultation is NOT an appraisal and should not be construed as such.
Expert Witness: The time actively waiting, or testifying in defense of the Appraiser's valuation conclusions.
Sales: Commission basis.