Appraisals

When going through a major life transition such as downsizing, divorce, business liquidations, bankruptcy or settling an estate, you may have to establish the value to your belongings. We can help you determine their value.

A&M Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC., offers a full line of appraisal services to meet your appraisal needs. We have conducted thousands of appraisals, we are experienced and able to offer the following types of appraisal services:

  • Estate Appraisals – When a person dies, it is necessary to place a value on all of the decedent’s assets, including real property such as a home and the contents within. The valuation of these assets is reflected at the time of death by a qualified appraiser. This type of valuation determines the Fair Market Value of real estate and personal property effective as of the date that the owner died. This type of valuation is used to determine if State and Federal estate taxes may be owed. These values may also be used determine the dollar value of items that are divided among the Descendant’s heirs.
  • Insurance Appraisals – This type of appraisal is used to determine the replacement value of a particular item. This is usually required when insuring personal property against theft, damage or destruction. The actual monetary value in this type of appraisal includes the actual replacement cost of the item and associated time to find the exact item being replaced.
  • Divorce Appraisals – When a divorce occurs, an appraisal of the property owned by both parties is usually required to determine the value of Real Estate and Personal property that will be divided as part of a divorce settlement. The division of assets in a divorce settlement is usually based on the current Fair Market Value of the assets. 
  • Bankruptcy Appraisals – This type off appraisal for our purposes is used to establish a liquidation value on Real and Personal property. If a bankruptcy occurs an appraisal is usually required by the entity overseeing the bankruptcy to establish value on assets that need to be liquidated to repay creditors.

In addition to these specialty appraisal services, we network with local and regional attorney’s to perform specialty collection appraisals to include:

  • Coins
  • Firearms

Certified Appraisers Guild of AmericaIn addition to having several on-site staff appraisal experts; Dave Allen has acquired the prestigious C.A.G.A. (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) designation, and M.P.P.A. (Master Personal Property Appraiser) designation. Dave Allen is one of only a few C.A.G.A. & M.P.P.A. Certified Appraisers on the entire Delmarva Peninsula.


 

Personal Property Appraisal Guarantee

At A&M Auctioneers and Appraisers, LLC, we understand that time is valuable. We will have your personal property appraisal post marked no later than 48 hours from the time we leave the property or the appraisal is free!! This applies to standard personal property appraisals completed by Dave Allen. Bankruptcy, Specialty, Insurance Value and Real Estate appraisals may require additional time to complete.

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