If you’ve lost a family member and are selling their home and its contents, or if you’re downsizing and have antiques you want to sell, Prestige Estate Services can help. We specialize in antique appraisals and estate sales and can help make the process easier for you.
Items That Our Experts Appraise
When you’re hosting an estate sale, it’s essential to have items appraised by a professional to ensure that you get fair market value. Our appraisers are experts in appraising:
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We also appraise personal items such as jewelry and collectibles. We can appraise individual items or entire estates.
Who Needs Appraisal Services?
Some examples of clients that need appraisal services may be:
Most people aren’t knowledgeable about rare antiques, but a professional appraiser has years of experience and can determine the age and value of the item.
Donations To Private Institutions
Antiques that are being donated rather than sold must have accurate appraisals. Some antique collectors specify that the contents of their home or individual items are to be donated at the time of their death. Charitable organizations, private universities, museums, and historical societies must know the value of items that are donated to them for insurance purposes.
Additional Reasons To Appraise Valuables
Some people use antiques and valuable collections as collateral when they’re applying for a loan or a mortgage. If you’re donating some of your valuables to a museum or private institution, you should know their worth to deduct for tax purposes.
Protection During Storm Season
Southwest Florida experiences severe storms quite often. If you have a collection of antiques, it’s advisable to have an appraiser take inventory of your valuables and have them insured. When you have an appraisal done, you’ll get a written report listing all of your valuables. The report will contain detailed descriptions of your items, photos, and current market values.
If you’re liquidating the contents of a home due to death in the family, it’s advisable to have an inventory of the contents completed by a professional appraiser. In estate cases, attorneys may request an appraisal for probate purposes. Make sure you work with an experienced and professional Estate Services company, contact Prestige Estate Services Fort Myers with any queries.
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