Independent, well researched antiques and residential contents appraisals. Whether you're buying, selling, downsizing, or insuring.
HINTS - SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CLIENT
In order to expedite your upcoming appraisal, please consider the following suggestions:
* Definitely decide on which items you want to have appraised.
* Ensure that items located in the attic, basement, closets and out-buildings are accessible & open for view.
* Unpack items that are in drawers, trunks or boxes.
* Remove all glass & breakable items from china cabinets & place on a table for assessment.
* Put all things of like kind together such as flatware, crystal and dinnerware services.
* There should be adequate lighting and cooling.
* Gather together any receipts, sales slips or earlier appraisals and place them near the appropriate items.
* Gather any historical information or family history that relate to the items being appraised.
* Large pieces of furniture may need to be pulled away from the wall to inspect the back. Therefore,
be prepared to remove any lamps, picture frames or breakable items which might be damaged in
* If a vehicle is to be appraised, please have it and its registration available for my inspection.
* If this is an estate appraisal, please provide me with the date of death. If there is a will, please
ensure that all items specifically bequeathed in the will are available for my inspection.
If you don't have time or are unable to do all the above preparations prior to my arrival, don't worry-
The appraisal will be done room-by-room. We'll begin in one corner of each room and go around the room in a clockwise fashion. When one room is complete, we'll proceed to the next. Normally the attic is done first while it is still cool. We'll work downwards from there, finishing with the basement, garage and outbuildings. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.