Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly and exactly as possible. This could involve dealing with other family members and you need to be fair and transparent in the process. You can count on us to act with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.
Lawyers, Attorneys, Accountants and Trust Companies rely on our values when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being placed on real property. We understand their needs and have experience in dealing with all parties involved in the estate. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.
Settling an estate usually requires a professional appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. Often, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. Our ethics binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.
All too often, people do not fully appreciate the need to have a detailed real estate appraisal prepared in support of the numbers being used in documents filed with government agencies.
Independent opinions of value used in documents filed with the government agencies or used with other family members should be supported by a detailed report as to how the appraiser arrived at the conclusions. This report will certainly demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are well founded and substantiated. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we are there to stand behind the appraisal if it is challenged.