Appraisal Services

Peggy Grubbs and Associates have had formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics and law. We specialize in appreciable and depreciable residential personal property, as well as antiques. In addition, we consult with other appraisers and experts when necessary. With over 25 years of experience, we are well qualified to appraise items for a variety of reasons.

 

Formal, written appraisals may be needed for:

  • Equitable division of estates

  • Marital dissolutions

  • Charitable contributions

  • Calculating estate taxes

  • Acquiring the right amount of insurance coverage

  • Assessing losses due to theft, breakage, fire, etc

 

The process begins with a phone call.

 

We discuss the reasons for the appraisal at our first contact to discern what you need.

Formal written appraisals are not always necessary. Sometimes the client just wants to know what they have and would like to schedule a consultation.

 

Our fees are based on an hourly rate. Never hire an appraiser who charges a percentage of the appraised value. This practice is clearly a conflict of interest and may result in biased values.

 

When hiring Peggy Grubbs and Associates to do an appraisal you will get the following:

 

  • A Cover letter explaining in detail the purpose of the appraisal and an explanation of how the appraisal is to be used

  • A formal, organized, comprehensive report

  • A complete and accurate description of the items appraised, described so that the items can be identified without pictures.

  • Clearly defined values in the appropriate market for the type of appraisal done.

  • An appraiser who is willing and able to defend the appraisal in court if needed.

  • A CD with copies of pictures of the items appraised

 

We would be pleased to discuss your appraisal needs with you.

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Contact Us by phone at 651-303-8780 or via email at peggymcgrubbs@aol.com