Sheryl Jaeger Appraisal Services
Appraisals & Collection Services

Services

We offer a variety of services including appraisals, consultations, collection management and brokering and/or purchasing of single items, collections or in some instances entire households.

 

Appraisals

 

An appraisal is a legal document declaring value of property for a particular purpose.

 

We prepare appraisals for the following purposes:

 

  • To Settle Estates –  an appraisal performed at Fair Market Value, useful in satisfy IRS or legal requirements that is also beneficial in assisting in disbursement of property, and/or for distribution among heirs.

 

  • For Insurance – an appraisal performed at Retail Replacement Value so adequate coverage may be arranged.  This can be done on a single item, a collection or an entire household.

 

  • For Donation – an appraisal performed at Fair Market Value to determine the value of charitable contributions.

 

  • Equitable Distribution – an appraisal performed to determine value of combined assets prior to division, most commonly for divorce settlement.

 

Preparations of appraisals are available at an hourly rate.


Our appraisals conform to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), the accepted practice for all IRS appraisals (for donation and estate settlements).

In cases where a portion of an appraisal requires a specialist in areas outside of our expertise, we will call upon the appropriate specialist.


Standards & Ethics

All information is held strictly confidential, except where required by the owner or due legal process to reveal information.  (revise from DAG)

 

All appraisals are done objectively.  Our first step in preparing an appraisal is understanding the client’s requirements. This is followed by essential research and careful valuate of the items. The end product is a written document incorporating these elements stating the property’s value for the stated purpose.  Fees are based on an hourly rate.