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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 requirements.

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 Property?
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.