STUART, Florida – To appraise the contents of a residence or business, an appraiser must be qualified to evaluate tangible personal property such as art, antiques, boats, collectibles, dolls and other toys, business equipment, furniture, furs, electronics, jewelry, machinery, memorabilia, mineral collections, musical instruments, rugs, watches and other valuable items. Both retail and fair market values must be equitable as well as reliable. In addition, a comprehensive knowledge of antique, classic and custom automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, heavy construction equipment and recreational vehicles such as motor homes and camping trailers is desirable. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company satisfies all of the requirements necessary to guarantee a quality product done in a timely manner. In Martin County as well as the rest of Florida, the appraisal of personal property is a specialized field where training and experience are necessary components for producing comprehensive reports.
In many instances, fast service is also a requirement because of unforeseen circumstances, last-minute decisions and often the negligence of one or more parties to perform their duties with due diligence. A great deal of research goes into preparing a personal property appraisal, particularly when valuable items are involved. An appraisal company that maintains an extensive database of various categories of personal property has the ability to complete assignments more quickly as a result. And in terms of flexibility, as it is sometimes necessary to perform inspections on weekends, appraisers who are willing to sacrifice free time in order to better serve their customers can be lifesavers when time is of the essence.
Personal Property appraisals are typically performed for insurance underwriting and claims, charitable donations for tax credit, estate dissolution, divorce, bankruptcy, diminished value, finance, expert witness and purchase or sale. A licensed appraiser should be counted on to produce a comprehensive, professionally written report for all of these situations. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company provides appraisal services throughout Martin County including Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, North River Shores, Palm City, Port Salerno, Sewalls Point and Stuart.