Appraisal Services – Only $450.00 for a standard house

We offer Appraisal Services for probate or general inquiries of estates when downsizing or dealing with a loved ones estate who is no longer with us.

Knowing the value of the chattels in an estate is essential and should be done at the same time you are having the property appraised. If you have multiple persons receiving shares of a loved ones estate or just looking to liquidate your own items and downsize it is a great time to have the items evaluated before discarding anything.

Cost: Our standard general estate appraisal is 450.00+hst this includes up to 2 hours on site cataloging (or 1 hours with two appraisers) and offsite preparing your appraisal. Most appraisals are 400.00/hr and for insurance or other legal appraisals you will want to have a more in depth appraisal done. Our appraisal is a basic probate list of chattels with estimations of a fair market auction value for single items or groups of items in the estate.  This gives you a very good idea of what you can expect to receive if you liquidate your estate chattels or collections with a local well established auction.

The two hours onsite is usually enough for a standard estate. Large estates or estates with large collections or a lot of items can take longer and additional time is billed at 50.00/hr per staff member doing the onsite appraisal. We do not charge travel time if you are within 50km of Midland Ontario. Any further distance travel time is billed in addition to the appraisal at $0.70/km.

For larger estate we will bring additional staff to help catalog the estate, photos are taken and research is done on items such as art, designer furniture, coin collections, hockey card collections, collectable toys and such.

For estates with fine art, scarce tokens and coins, fine antique furniture or specialty collections such as military items or firearms we would require additional experts (who we have available for these circumstances) and additional costs are involved for this as well when required. We would recommend this to you ahead of time if we feel additional experts should be involved to give you a more precise value. We are experts with general content evaluations as well as antiques, most musical instruments, Canadian coins and currency and many collectables including glass, china, many vintage toys and more.

We DO NOT offer insurance appraisals, CRA appraisals or divorce appraisals.  This often requires a ISA certified appraiser.  We can recommend another company if you require a ISA appraisal for such a reason as we do not carry a ISA (International Society of Appraisers) certificate ourselves.  Possessing this certification requires a coarse and ongoing recertification that we do not have the time to commit to at this time.

Why get your items appraised by us?  Most people get them appraised to see if anything is worth selling before removing items from an estate.  Most people see the value in real estate and often overlook tens of thousands of dollars in value in the items inside the home. We often see people clearing estates to sell the property and throwing away literally tons of sellable estate items to clear way for the property to be sold. Something as simple as a tin in the garage, a trunk in the attic or a marble could mean thousands of dollars lost if that item is thrown away thinking it was worthless. And we are not kidding about the marble, a 2200.00 marble was found in a box of toys not to long ago in our area and one of the local pickers found it.

When your ready to sell…. We are a full service auction, we can come appraise your items and let you know what to sell and what to discard and we can assist you in selling the items when the time comes if you wish.  We can even clear the entire contents of an estate for you including the garbage if needed as long as the chattels are valuable enough to cover the costs of labor and disposal fees. We can also make you a cash offer to purchase all the contents or a larger cash offer to just pick what we think is saleable and leave the remaining items for either a charitable organization or disposal by you. Lots of choices and we can always recommend the best way to proceed after doing the appraisal.  Step one is always the appraisal for a full estate or large collections.


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