Appraisals

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Our Services

We Are A Member Of The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America (Caga), Certified Personal Property Appraiser. We Can Conduct All Types Of Chattel Appraisals, Typically For Refinancing, Divorces, Estate Settlements, Estate Planning, Business Liquidation, Farm Sales, And Insurance Valuation.

We Have A Completely Computerized Program For Developing The Appraisal That Will Satisfy Bankers, Lawyer, Estate Specialists, Insurance Companies And Judges.

Being A Member Of The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America Allows Us One Of The Best Networking Programs In The County, Offering A Significant Benefit To Our Clients.

A National Appraisal Organization

A Part Of The Missouri Auction School, The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America Is A Professional Accrediting Organization Providing Certification Of Personal Property Appraisers. With Members In 49 States And 6 Canadian Provinces, The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America Is North America’s #1 Trainer Of Personal Property Appraisers. On An Annual Basis, It Trains More Personal Property Appraisers Than Any Other Organization In North America. The Guild Has Been Instrumental In Helping To Standardize The Personal Property Appraisal Profession. The Member Of The Certified Appraisers Guild Form A Network Of Valuable Appraisal Contacts Throughout The United States And Canada.

Membership Requirements

Each Member Is Required To Attend Professional Training And Pass A Comprehensive Exam Before Becoming Certified. No One Is Allowed To Be A Member Of The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America Without Completing The Certification Program. There Are No ‘Grand Fathered’ Or ‘Associate’ Members That Have Not Completed The Training And Exam. Each Member Has Completed The Course Work Required To Be Certified By The Guild.

Educational Standards

The Training Each Member Is Required To Complete, Includes The Uniform Standards Of Personal Property Appraisal Practice And Appraisal Report Writing. Special Areas Of Emphasis In Training Include Internal Revenue Service Appraisal Requirements, Estate And Gift Appraisals, Charitable Donation Appraisals, Bankruptcy Appraisals, Insurance Appraisals, Appraisals For Divorce, And Casualty Loss Appraisals. In Addition, Each Member Is Required To Attend Our Courtroom Expert Witness Seminar With Special Emphasis On Appraisals For Courts And Testifying In Court.

Certification

The Certified Appraisers Guild Of America Confers The Professional Membership Designation Caga To Recognize The Completion Of Appraiser’s Certification Education. Members Are Professional Who Have Completed The Certification Process. In Addition, The Members Have Made A Commitment To The Certified Appraisers Guild’s Code Of Professional Ethics And The Uniform Standards Of Professional Appraisers Practice.

Who Needs An Appraiser?

  • Person Settling An Estate
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Insuring Valuables – Antiques, Guns, Jewelry, Collectibles
  • Person Wanting To Make Equal Value Division

What We Can Do

  • Thorough Inspection Of Item Wanting Appraisal.
  • Make Notes About Items That Include Any Markings And Condition Of Item.
  • Note Any Damage To Item
  • Photograph Items
  • Review Item Information & Try To Find Sales Of Similar Items
  • Compile A Report That Includes A Description, A Price, And Photos