The cost of appraisals is based on an hourly fee. Being prepared helps keep your costs down. After you Schedule an appointment for a future date the following checklist can aid in preparing for the appraisal process.

Preliminary Appraisal Preparation

  1.  talk with your insurance representative about policy limits
  2.  decide what you want appraised
  3.  search your files for purchase documents
  4.  locate previous appraisals and insurance schedules
  5.  make a list of the number of like items in a set
  6.  list pattern names for silver, ceramics and/or glass

Date of Inspection Preparation 

  1.  remove items from storage and place them on a spacious table
  2.  remove objects placed on furniture that you want inspected
  3.  make notes about what you know about an item