Estate Appraisals

    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.
    You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.

    Attorneys and Accountants 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 are used to dealing with all parties involved. We provide
    appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.

    Settling an estate usually requires an 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional
    Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of

    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 revenue

    Opinions of value used in documents filed with the revenue authorities should be
    supported by a detailed report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. Such a
    report will certainly demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are well founded
    and substantiated.

    Having a professional appraisal gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with in
    meeting IRS and state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone
    concerned because we are there to stand behind the appraisal if it is challenged.


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Phone: (512) 554-6107  Fax: (512) 892-0915
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