“Do not underestimate the value of your
Frequently ask questions:
1/ When do I need an appraisal?
You should have a home inventory or an appraisal on your valuables on
file in case of fire, hurricane, flood and theft.
If you are moving, it is best to have an appraisal if any damages happen
while you’re valuable are transported.
Also for divorce & Estate division settlement, and donations so
you can claim the right appraising value on your tax forms…
2/ How does the appraisal
We come to your house in Pensacola, Gulf breeze and Pensacola Beach
at no charge the first time to give you a quote for the appraisal &
Next step, we inspect the pieces, condition, measurements, and photos.
Then, we start our research on the pieces.
The last step is the report. We deliver you two reports & 1 CD.
We recommend that you keep one report with you in the house and have
the 2nd one and the CD in your safe.
2/ how can I (the client)
make the inspection process easier?
Make sure there is plenty of light in the room, natural light is better.
If china or smalls are in a cabinet, take out everything on kitchen
counter for example so the appraiser can inspect the pieces easily.
That will save time and risk of breakage.
3/ How do I know this appraiser is qualified to do
my appraisal? You can check their records and the national web site
of the organization they belong too.
4/ Why do I want a “certified”
Because their credentials is revised to high standards every five years
and have to follow the Uniform Standards in Appraisal Practice and the
code of Ethics of a professional organization. There are 4 professional
organizations. Elodie Cardon belongs to the International Society of
Appraisers. You may check there web site
5/ How often shall I update
Every three to 5 years.
6/ How do I know that my
information is confidential?
For our client peace of mind, your appraisal remains confidential and
written notice is necessary from you, my client for us to send a copy
to the directed party unless we would be called by the court.
We remain available if you have any further questions
850- 433- 6427
Don’t dread an appraisal, you might
found out that you have cash
in your attic!