Quality Appraisals in the Midwest 

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Consultations

A professional consultation arms you with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Each situation is unique. Our goal is to ask questions to truly understand your needs and make the best possible recommendations.

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Written Appraisals

Many people wonder if they need a written appraisal. You would need this type of detailed document

  • if you donate something worth more than $5,000 and wish to write it off on your taxes.

  • if you are dealing with a high-value taxable estate.

  • if you own valuable personal property and need to have it insured.

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Fine Art Brokering

We strategically place your valuables in the best specialty auction. We work with auction houses around the world and will pinpoint the best possible market. We use a simple one-page contract and walk you through the process and associated costs.

  • You earn more when your valuable is marketed directly to collectors. The Twin Cities is often not the best market for valuable items.

  • Your valuable is showcased online so that a large group of bidders can consider it.

  • You earn more when your valuable is marketed directly to collectors in a professionally cataloged auction.

Our Process

Taking Notes

1

 Listen to Learn More

We ask questions to learn more about your situation to determine if
an appraisal is in your best interest.

If it is, we see if other specialists or staff are needed depending on the size of the project.

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2

Determine the Scope of Work

Then we schedule an appraisal inspection at the residence. 

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3

Document the Property

We take photos and collect details about the property, including any history you know about the object.

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4

Conduct Research & Generate a Confidential Report

We return to our office to research the property and develop the appraisal.

Sometimes we collaborate with other appraisers or auction houses or visit art libraries to pin down details about an artwork. 

Personal Property Solutions helped us wade through a packed house and determine what was valuable. We would definitely recommend them!

– Susan Miller