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What will I learn in a free consultation?
The purpose of this consultation is to determine the extent of the items you want appraised. It may one or two items or an entire estate. It may be a phone call or an in-person visit.
How much will it cost?
Once Mr. Goldberg understands your needs – routine personal property appraisal, appraisal for insurance, lawyers’ appraisal – he can discuss timing and fees.
How long does an appraisal take?
Depending on the size of your collection or personal property, the appraisal itself may take several hours or several days.
Will I get a written report?
Yes. You will receive a written report with each item numbered, named, described and accompanied by a fair market value.
What is fair market value?
It is the going rate for items like yours. Fair market value means the price you could expect to get on the open market.
Will I get a contract?
You will receive a contract outlining The Appraisal Group’s commitment to you and your to us. This will include the agreed upon fee structure.
Will I have to provide photographs?
During the free consultation, Mr. Goldberg may request photographs. They will help him determine the nature of the item or collection.
What happens when Mr. Goldberg leaves my property?
He will do due diligence on your items, researching makers, signatures and other markings. He will verify dates, locate comparable items and heir selling history. If necessary, he may consult with his network of experts.
Does the Appraisal Group take credit cards?
You may pay by credit card via Pay Pal.
How can I check on Mr. Goldberg’s credentials?
You can check on an appraiser’s reputation by contacting the professional societies with which he is affiliated. In David J. Goldberg’s case, you would want to check with Certified Appraisers Guild of America.
Is Mr. Goldberg reputable?
David J. Goldberg and his network of experts that make up the Appraisal Group adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) set by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and recognized by the U.S. Congress. USPAP reflects the current standards of the appraisal profession.