Depending upon the client’s needs, we can act as an appraiser, consultant and/or broker. Appraisals can be obtained for a variety of reasons:
• IRS tax purposes (charitable donation)
• Equitable Distribution
• IRS tax purposes (taxable estates)
• Insurance Coverage
• Damage Claims
• State Probate
• Any other purpose requiring a written appraisal
When acting as an appraiser, we generally prepare a written appraisal report.
A written appraisal is made by initially conducting an on-site inspection where the appraiser records the condition, dimensions and a brief description of the property, and takes digital photographs of each item. Back in the office, the descriptions are finalized, necessary research is conducted and the appropriate values are assigned to the appraised items.
We generally prepare three typewritten copies of the written appraisal report, which conforms to The Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Two copies are created for the client, and one is kept in the secure files of Scottsdale Appraisal Specialists (SAS). Files at SAS are retained for a period of five years or two years after the final disposition of litigation (if applicable), whichever is later, as required by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
By Appointment Only