The Appraisal Process

 

We understand everyone is busy and so we travel to your home or business to conduct onsite inspections, and accept appointments to accommodate your schedule.   


In general, an appraisal is made by:

  • Conducting a physical examination/inspection of the object(s)
  • Identifying the maker, country of origin, age and stylistic period
  • Preparing a detailed description
  • Conducting the necessary research
  • Analyzing markets to assign the appropriate value
  • Preparing a written report   

The appraiser meticulously examines all the items to be included, evaluating their characteristics, recording any distinguishing features, obtaining measurements, documenting condition, noting makers’ marks and hallmarks, recording the provenance (when available) and executing any applicable photographs.   Later, the descriptions are finalized, the proper value approach and methodology is determined, and the necessary research is conducted (markets are examined and analyzed, dates verified, comparables located, various data is observed and analyzed). After the research and market analysis, the appropriate value is assigned to each item.  Two written copies of the appraisal are then prepared and an additional copy is retained in our secured files for future reference.    


All client information is strictly confidential    


Appraisal reports are prepared in conformity with and are subject to the report writing standards and requirements set forth in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the Appraisers Association of America and the International Appraisers Association, and in accordance with the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice created by Appraisal Foundation, a government-created board.    

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Joseph P. Brady Appraisal Services

2870 Peachtree Road, Suite 495, Atlanta, GA 30305, US

(770) 594-9293