ESTATE APPRAISAL SERVICES
Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.
Attorneys and Accountants rely on our values when calculating real property values for estates, trusts, or other situations requiring a value being placed on real property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. Often, the date of value required for estate purposes may be weeks, months or even years prior to the date the appraisal is actually performed. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) also binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion in performing the valuation.
All too often, people do not fully appreciate the need to have a detailed real estate appraisal prepared in support of the numbers being used in documents filed with revenue authorities.
Opinions of value used in documents filed with these authorities should be supported by a detailed report indicating how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. Such a report demonstrates to the authorities that the figures developed are well founded and substantiated.
Having a professional appraisal gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with in meeting IRS and state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we are there to stand behind the appraisal if it is challenged.
Need an Appraisal for Estate Purposes?
We can help you with your estate appraisal needs. By completing the information below, we can accurately give you a fair and reasonable fee to complete the appraisal of the property. The more information you can provide, the better and all information will be kept strictly confidential.