Professional Antique & Personal Property Appraiser in Portland, Oregon
Brooke Baggenstoss, ISA AM is a USPAP-compliant appraiser
with the Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers; I meet the IRS parameters for a qualified appraiser. I am a generalist appraiser with 17 years of education, work experience, and practical background in the field. I appraise antiques and household contents including furniture and decorative art.
Each appraisal requires a measured approach to correctly ascertain the values of individual pieces to large accumulations over a lifetime. As an experienced appraiser, I am able to assist you in determining what type of appraisal is appropriate for your unique situation.
COVID-19 notice: at this time I am able to perform appraisals from photos and with social distancing measures.
I am able to travel to your location - whether you are in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, West Linn, Bend, Manning, Eugene, Sherwood, Salem, Sisters, or areas around the Pacific Northwest including Olympia, Seattle, Bellingham, my hometown Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
I also provide clients with a wide array of services including assistance with downsizing and hosting estate sales, consulting, valuation services, and sale placement to get the highest value for or catalog their property, from household items to fine antiques and art objects.
For more information on appraisals and components of USPAP-compliant reports and the values and standards of trained appraisers of decorative and fine art, see the brochure below from The Appraisal Foundation:
Types of Appraisals Offered
Insurance valuations consider the cost to replace a treasured item. Insurance valuations should be performed every five years. When was your last update?
Estate appraisals for taxation or division of assets between heirs provide guidance for your family's decision making.
Valuations for personal interest are calculated based upon the individual client's needs - curiosity about what an item might sell for either on the auction market or if offered for private sale is most common.
Appraisals for non-cash donations are required for items over $5000.00. As of 2018, the IRS requires only qualified appraisers with an advanced appraisal designation from a recognized organization like the ISA perform these types of appraisals.