When you are liquidating an estate, you want to be sure that you are selling items for a fair price. In order to do so, you need a trained pair of eyes evaluating each piece. Hiring an Estate Appraiser from Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales ensures that you are given as much information as possible on every piece. All our estate appraisers follow our Estate Liquidation Philosophy, ensuring you are always given a fair price for the piece.
In addition, you will be able to avoid these common mistakes:
- Good Item Appraisal
Good Item Appraisal is the core of what an Estate Appraiser does, and it ensures that both buyers and sellers are getting a fair deal for the piece. Often a seller will over-price an item, but buyers are savvy these days and the piece may not sell. At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we have an Antique Philosophy to make sure that any of our estate liquidators gives fair appraisals.
- The Internet Is Not A Substitute For A Trained Eye
It is tempting to forgo an estate appraiser and try to appraise items yourself by making use of the Internet. While the Internet may give you a general idea of whether the item may be valuable, it is scant on the details that can truly add value to an item. For example, knowing you have a Patek Philippe watch from the ’60s is one thing. However, you will need to know if the dial is original, what the metal is and details about the specific model.
- Look For Credentials
Estate Appraisers don’t have to be licensed but you can check to see if they are part of one of the three associations that require members to comply with a standard of ethics. This Ethos is known as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP and ensures that are ethically obliged to give fair appraisals on all pieces.