Curiosity is one reason to have your valuables appraised. Insurance valuation is another. Often you need a professional valuation of your property during estate planning or during divorce negotiations to determine a fair distribution of assets. You may be interested in making a chartable donation of property. If you’re donating items or collections worth more than $5,000 to a non-profit, the IRS requires a “gift appraisal.”
J.A. Baker LLC offers the services of educated and nationally certified appraisal experts who work tirelessly to provide thorough, well-researched fair market appraisals.
Equitable Distribution Appraisal
We begin the appraisal process with an on-site examination of your belongings. We then inventory and photograph the items while noting evaluating characteristics and the overall condition. Extensive market research including sales and history of the item is conducted off-site to ensure proper valuation.
Clients are given an appraisal report that contains the following:
Purpose of the Appraisal
J.A. Baker LCC’s fees are competitive with today’s market. There is no charge for the initial consultation. For appraisal work, we charge $125.00 per hour with a three-hour minimum required. We offer an estimate of the scope of the work at the time of appraisal. We will be happy to discuss our fee structure with you.