Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a certified or licensed appraiser?
Real Estate appraisers are the only appraisers who are required by law
to be licensed. There is no licensing organization for
appraisers of Personal Property; however there is a rigorous accreditation
process if you belong to a professional appraisal organization, such as
ASA. Professional appraisers belonging to appraisal organizations are required to keep current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and pass all testing requirements.
Ms. McClellan has been tested and accredited by the American Society of Appraisers, which has a mandatory recertification program for its senior appraisers. Ms. McClellan is in compliance with this program and is up to date with her USPAP
How much will my appraisal cost?
Each appraisal assignment is different. The cost of your document will
depend on how many items are included, how much time is spent during
inspection, any necessary consultations with experts, and the time
needed to gather the necessary market data to reach a value conclusion.
The report is then written and prepared for delivery. Effficient work processes are always top of mind while also ensuring accuracy and a high standard of care.
What is Personal
Personal Property is tangible, movable property that is utilitarian,
collectible, decorative or a combination of the three. These can be
items such as antiques, paintings, ceramics, furniture, sculptures,
photographs, books, toys, glass, silver objects, records, sofas,
decorations, and much, much more. An appraiser of personal property
witnesses, identifies and provides an objective value conclusion for these types of items.