Personal Property Appraisals
Estate and Gift Appraisals – Appraisals for Divorce – Insurance Appraisals – Casualty Loss Appraisals – Charitable Donation Appraisals – Bankruptcy Appraisals
We are a professional appraisal service specializing in valuing personal property throughout Texas – South Texas, San Antonio, Austin and the Rio Grande Valley. We are certified by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) and offer accurate and qualified appraisals for your personal property items, including, but not limited to:
- Household Items
- Collectible Items
- Books, Records, Magazines
- Silver, Gold, and Other Precious Metals
- Charitable Donations
- Decorative Art
As accredited personal property appraisers we will assist you to accurately establish and provide documentation essential to helping you value your possessions. Our report can also act as a reliable guide, should you choose to sell your personal property.
Whether you have a single piece, an entire collection, or the entire contents of an estate or business – as appraisal specialists we are available to satisfy all your personal property appraisal needs with professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality. We travel anywhere in Texas and throughout the United States.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation to discuss your personal property appraisal needs. 361-227-9826.
The Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) is a professional accrediting organization providing certification of personal property appraisers. The Guild has been instrumental in helping to standardize the personal property appraisal profession. The members of the Certified Appraisers Guild form a network of valuable appraiser contacts throughout the United States and Canada.
The Missouri Auction School established the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA). Founded in 1905, the Missouri Auction School has trained auctioneers in general appraisal principles. For over a century, it has provided personal property appraisal training as part of its curriculum. It has been recognized worldwide for its quality training programs by such organizations as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine, the Times of London, England and ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC news.
The Certified Appraisers Guild of America confers the professional membership designation CAGA to recognize the completion of the appraiser’s certification education. Members are professionals who have completed the certification process. In addition, the members have made a commitment to the Certified Appraisers Guild’s Code of Professional Ethics and to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Some of Our Current Clients
- Cheniere Energy
- American Bank Trust Department
- Wells Fargo Bank Trust Department
- Bank of South Texas
- Kleberg Bank
- Marty Davis, Estate Attorney
- US Bankruptcy Court
- TWIA (Texas Windstorm Insurance)
- We have provided more than 150 appraisals to individuals, courts and businesses!
We follow the CAGA & USPAP guidelines for all appraisals.
Jeanette Arnold, CAGA Steve Arnold, CAGA
On site appointments. Initial consultation is FREE. All inquiries are confidential.
Why Use a Personal Property Appraiser?
Whenever there is a question about the value of your personal property, there is also a risk involved. It may be the risk of selling too low, or of paying too much; the risk of being under or over insured; the risk of not getting your fair share in a division of property; or the risk of incurring tax penalties or being audited when claiming a deduction for a charitable contribution or when calculating estate taxes.
A personal property appraiser helps you manage these and other such risks by providing a written opinion of value upon which you can base your financial decisions. Rather than being just an “educated guess,” the professional appraiser’s value conclusions are based on prescribed methods or evaluation, research, and report writing.
Bankers, financiers, investors, insurers, adjusters, estate managers, trustees, executors, attorneys, judges, and federal and state tax agencies are ALL dependent upon the knowledge and expertise of the personal property appraiser, and so should you be. Too often and usually too late, people find out that the appraisals they have are inaccurate or misleading, resulting not only in greater risk to themselves but also in a waste of dollars.
Why Hire Us?
We DO NOT charge a percentage of the appraised value, or charge a “contingency” fee. These practices are clearly conflicts of interests and may result in biased values. The IRS will not accept an appraisal done with such fee arrangements.
We must be independent, objective, impartial and unbiased. Appraiser’s opinions and conclusions must always, without exception, be competently and ethically developed.
We will provide a formal appraisal report is a professional, carefully written signed document that complies with required standards and is suitable for submission to insurance companies, courts, the IRS, attorneys and all private clients.
We will decline any assignment for which we lack sufficient knowledge and experience to conclude the assignment competently.
We will properly report value opinions, analyses and conclusions in a manner that is relevant, complete, appropriate and easy to understand.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation! 361-227-9826 or firstname.lastname@example.org