Estate Consulting Services in Tucson, AZ
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Whether it is your own estate or a loved one’s, planning what to do with a house full of personal property is a daunting task. As an accredited appraiser I often get called to help people determine what they should do with household contents. In some instances, people may be planning for retirement or future downsizing. Some are planning to make a move, others may be settling an estate and don’t know where to begin with the contents of the home. Many call me because they want to know what makes the most sense and how to proceed.
Estate consulting questions I often hear include:
- What should I do with this house full of items?
- Does any of this have any significant value?
- Is it worthwhile to hold on to collections or family heirlooms and if so what are they worth?
- What is the value of personal property items so we can divide the estate?
- Should we insure personal property items prior to making a move?
Lynn Roberts Appraisals can guide people through the difficult process of deciding what to do with personal property by providing both valuation services and options for liquidation. We offer estate consulting visits to the home to review personal property and client needs, valuation for resale, appraisal services for estate settlement, division and insurance claims and coverage.
Many people begin to sell their personal property or are forced to do so without knowing the value of belongings, how to get the best prices, or even where the best markets are for their items. Quite often, the need for liquidating an estate occurs suddenly, which creates a stressful and sometimes overwhelming situation. Lynn Roberts Appraisals provides estate consulting services including guidance for estate planning and professional appraisals in greater Tucson and Southern Arizona.
When considering the sale, distribution or donation of personal property, or planning for the future of your estate or protecting it’s value with insurance, there are tremendous benefits to utilizing a professional estate consultant.
By having your property, valuables and collections professionally appraised by our expert estate consultant, you know exactly what your item is worth so you can insure, sell, or donate it appropriately. We also provide guidance for selling collections, valuables and other items to ensure you are reaching the best markets and receiving the best prices.
Insurance, Taxes and Donations
Our professional appraisal reports are tailored to the purpose and objective of your appraisal. If your purpose is to obtain insurance coverage for items in your home, our appraisal report document your items and their replacement cost so that you can receive the appropriate value in the event of loss due to disaster or theft.
Many federal and state tax documents also require information for estate settlement from appraisal reports. Appraisal reports from Lynn Roberts Appraisal are Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant. The purpose of the USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. USPAP is the standard to which the federal government also holds real estate property appraisals. When considering a donation of estate property to charities, having a current appraisal report on the items donated allows you to both prove the worth of such valuables and deduct their fair market value amounts from your taxes.
Old and New
As you can see, the benefits of hiring a professional Tucson estate consultant are numerous and it isn’t only fine art and expensive jewelry that we appraise. We also provide appraisals of antique furniture, fine porcelain and sterling silver as well as more common goods like ceramics and tools, household furnishings, costume jewelry, decorative art, stereo equipment and all types of clothing, furniture and vehicles.
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