Markets and participants are no longer strictly local. You need to have expertise and experience on a national and global basis, including research and analysis. Our appraisers travel and reside across the country bringing their highest credentials to bear on every situation, whether it is large or small, regional or national, for individuals or institutions to bring training, thought, and skill in resolving personal property assessments.
All types of appraisal functions are accomplished at the highest level, whether it is a simple task of providing market value for a senior citizen seeking to divide their treasures among their children or replacement costs for a vast archive at a corporate headquarters. Our appraisers are trained, qualified, and certified to provide our clients with the latest in appraisal methodology and standards. Reports are easy to read, definitive in nature, and complete in scope. They are also compliant with the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), IRS regulations, as well as the standards and code of ethics set by The International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
We work in tandem with other professionals, whether it is attorneys, accountants, trust officers, adjusters and claim managers, or even other appraisers to offer guidance, support, analysis, and documented help in unusual or complex valuation problems. This includes market evaluations, broad evidence reports, multiple valuations, blockage discounts, and advice on a host of appraisal related predicaments.
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Americana: Is There Such a Thing?
Each January, New York and other major cities vie for customers and big bucks at their annual Americana auctions. These are supposedly different from other auctions during the year in that they consist of specifically American made or consumed goods.
That limits the field somewhat, since most of everything made today is manufactured in the Far East, although it is consumed in America. To be a purist, Americana items are items that were usually handmade, or at least included a hand process, here in our country, to be consumed by our own people. They are antique (maybe 100 years old or more) and have a definite flavor (like apple pie). They are often important to our own history or the history of American craftsmanship.