San Antonio, Texas Appraisers

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Professional San Antonio Appraisals

Clocks and painted picture from estate sale in TexasGeorgia 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.

Texas Appraisal FAQ’s

Do I need an appraisal?2022-06-09T13:14:53-05:00

Whether or not you need an appraisal is really a matter of what you need the appraisal for. If you want to insure items of value that would not be covered under your homeowner’s policy, you may want to consider having those items appraised in the event of a loss. This may include furs, jewelry, art collections, and gun collections. Most people do not realize what is not covered in their homeowner’s insurance policy. Other reasons you may need an appraisal include damage or loss claims, estate planning, charitable donations, IRS functions and many others. If you are simply trying to find out if something you have has any value, you may not need a formal appraisal. The cost of the appraisal may outweigh the value of your item. We would recommend that you seek out an auction house in this case.

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What Are Our Qualifications?2022-06-09T13:13:51-05:00

As Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers, ISA AM, we 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 and remain current.

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