Professional San Antonio Appraisals
Georgia Jobes Appraisals performs written appraisal reports of personal household property, antiques and collectibles.
Quotes for appraisals will be given at the time of inspection and are based on an hourly rate, the amount of time involved in the inspection, research, and inventory. In accordance with professional ethics and IRS regulations, the fees are based upon time and materials expended and never on the value of the items appraised. Additional research, court testimony, outside consultants or travel may result in additional fees.
Due to changing market trends most insurers recommend having personal property appraised, such as antiques and collectibles, every two to three years. Collectibles, antiques, classic automobiles, family heirlooms, art, gold and silver are examples of such items. After completing an inspection and inventory of the items, research is conducted using comparables, current market trends, and other factors to determine their value. A complete inventory and description of the items is included in an appraisal report.
- Insurance coverage, damage/loss claims
- Estate planning, probate, trust, settlement
- Dissolution, equitable division, distribution
- Charitable donation, gift tax
- Market value for resale or purchase
- Collections management and inventory
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ISA Code of Ethics & USPAP
As accredited members of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA-AM) Georgia Jobes and Thomas Cottle adhere to ISA Code of Ethics and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) which is “authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications”.
An appraiser is expected to perform valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial and objective. Please note that IRS regulations requires that an appraiser must have completed USPAP.
Additional research, court testimony, outside consultants and travel will result in additional fees.
After completing an inspection and inventory of the items, research is conducted using comparable, current market trends, and other factors to determine their value. A complete inventory and description of the items is included in an appraisal report.
We also offer walk through consultations by appointment for a nominal fee.