The Appraisal Process
Formal written appraisals involve an in person visit for examination and photography followed by office procedures including item identification, market comparable research, and report production. My normal value formula is approximately two hours of office time for every hour of inspection. This takes guesswork out of estimating costs for clients.
As an accredited appraiser that adheres to a strict code of ethics I can be compensated in one of only two ways – a fee per item or per hour of service. I charge per hour of service with a one hour minimum. Points outside the Portland, Oregon area may require travel time at the same rate. I am happy to perform appraisals remotely from photos as well.
Please give a call at (503) 422-3481 or drop me an email to discuss your appraisal needs.
Inspection, Research and Reporting
Travel time, walk through and inspection of items, photography, clerical work and research of
items and appropriate markets specific to the appraisal objective at hand, report production
including printing and postage.
Fees are (excl. taxes) per hour, normally with approximately two hours of research, writing, and clerical for each hour of inspection
Verbal appraisal of items in estates and for personal reasons, pricing of items for sale,
and other specialized uses not requiring reporting.
Fees are per hour; no report production
Estate Sale Services and Auction Placement
.Please call me at 503 422-3481 to discuss hosting of estate sales and
appropriate placement of antiques and fine art at auction, which are commission-based.