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Brooke Baggenstoss, ISA AM is a USPAP-compliant appraiser
and Accredited Member of the ISA (International Society of Appraisers); this combination of education and experience meet the IRS parameters for a qualified appraiser. I am a generalist appraiser with 18 years experience in the field, and I appraise antiques and household contents including furniture and decorative art, as well as some types of art and jewelry.
Each appraisal requires a measured approach to ascertain the values of individual pieces to large accumulations over lifetimes. 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, Vancouver and Ridgefield, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, West Linn, Bend, Eugene, 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, hosting of online estate sales, consulting, valuation services, and sale placement to get the highest value for personal 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:
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.