Whether you’re planning an estate sale or documenting assets for a will or insurance application, it’s important to understand the value of your property and possessions. To ensure that you get the most accurate valuation possible, you will need to get help from a professional who specializes in estate appraisal services in Maryland. If you’re unsure about whether you need an estate appraiser, it’s a good idea to consider the services that an appraiser will be able to offer you.
What is an estate appraiser?
An estate appraiser is a professional who is certified to determine the current value of real estate and other pieces of property. Estate appraisers typically evaluate the value of homes and land, but they may also offer valuations of antiques, instruments, electronics, collectibles and furniture. Appraisers use a variety of different pieces of information to determine the value of an item or piece of property. They will examine the item or property in person, research relevant information online or in the library and draw from current market information to determine its precise value.
Hiring an appraiser
To ensure that you have the best experience possible with your appraiser, it’s important to know more about the hiring process and what you can expect from this professional. If you’re getting an appraisal for a property sale, it’s likely that the bank or financial institution that’s issuing the mortgage loan will hire the appraiser. If you are responsible for hiring an appraiser, you can usually get a list of local appraisers from the bank or lender. If you are hiring an appraiser for another purpose, you can find local providers online and refer to reviews and testimonials from former clients to help you find appraisers who offer good service at reasonable rates.
Once you’ve hired an appraiser, you will schedule an appointment for estate appraisal services in Maryland. The appraiser will spend at least a couple of hours onsite to evaluate the condition of your property and to conduct a room-by-room walkthrough of the entire home. Appraisers will also walk around your home and examine the condition of roofing and exterior features. If you are getting a smaller item or possession appraised, the appraiser will still evaluate its condition in person, but it will likely take just a few minutes per item. After conducting an in-person evaluation, an appraiser will research market rates and other factors to determine the exact value of your item or property.
Schedule estate appraisal services in Maryland
If you have more questions about estate appraisal services in Maryland, reach out to the team at Jane Campbell-Chambliss & Associates, LLC. Since 2008, our team has been dedicated to delivering comprehensive appraisal and auctioneer services to our customers. As a family owned business, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of services possible, no matter what our clients’ needs may be. Our team is always here to help you. Give us a call today to request a consultation with one of our experienced appraisers!