fine art appraisal Raleigh, North Carolina

Personal Property Appraisal

Look Appraisal provides trusted and professional personal property appraisal services for a wide range of clients, including:

  • Estates of all sizes (deceased and living)
  • Attorneys, Banks, and Trust Officers
  • Museums and Institutions
  • Non-profits
  • Businesses
  • Families and Individual Collectors
  • HNW Estates, Families

Our Commitment to Quality Reporting:

We specialize in appraising a wide range of personal property, from the cherished items in your home to valuable assets in special collections, institutions, and businesses. While fine art is our area of expertise, we're able to address most types of personal property. Should you have an item that falls outside of our skill set, we can leverage our network of specialists to ensure you receive a qualified appraisal.

There are many reasons you might need an appraisal, and we're here to help. Here are some of the situations where our expertise is valuable:

  • Maximize Your Charitable Impact: Ensure your high-value charitable donations meet IRS requirements with compliant appraisal from a qualified appraiser.
  • Streamline Estate Settlement: Receive accurate valuations for a smooth and fair estate division among heirs.
  • Protect Your Belongings: Get reliable valuations for insurance coverage or damage claims.
  • Empower Informed Decisions: Navigate property liquidations, equitable distribution, and business contents valuation with confidence.
  • Meet Tax Requirements: Obtain accurate valuations for estate tax purposes and general tax reporting.
  • Know What You Have: Determine the Fair Market Value (FMV) of your collection or a single item

Located in Northwest Raleigh, near the heart of the RTP tech hub, Look Appraisal embraces a tech-savvy approach. We understand the importance of convenience, offering easy appointment scheduling through Square, online delivery of valuation results and reports, and electronic invoicing and consultations. However, we also recognize that not everyone prefers a digital experience. Rest assured, Look Appraisal is equally adept at traditional business methods for those who prefer them.

We offer appraisal services for clients throughout the greater Raleigh area, including Durham, RTP, Cary, Wilmington, Greensboro, and the Outer Banks (OBX). Our reach extends to central North Carolina, Pinehurst, and Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties. Additionally, we offer appraisal services in select locations across the United States.

Appointments, Consultations

Our Services

Look Appraisal brings peace of mind to the appraisal process. Our ethical and qualified appraisal services ensure you get a reliable valuation. Plus, if your collection holds financial value, we can help you manage risk and potentially maximize your ROI in providing a compliant appraisal that supports important financial decisions. An outdated appraisal will often lead to costly mistakes. You might undersell your property, overpay for a purchase, be inadequately insured, or the recipient of an unbalanced division of assets. Don't risk penalties or inaccurate resale values – get a current appraisal for peace of mind.

How We Work: We keep things down-to-earth and approachable, so you feel comfortable throughout the valuation process. We understand busy schedules come in all forms. That's why we offer in-person and virtual consultations via Zoom or phone before the appraisal begins. To ensure your preferred appointment, schedule your consultation or service online up to 60 days in advance. Our busy schedule often involves lengthy projects, so planning ahead is key!

Don't overlook the value of your fine art and book collections during life's transitions – let our trained eye guide you. 

We specialize in appraising a wide range of fine art and collectibles, including:

  • 20th Century, Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary American Paintings
  • Vintage and 19th-20th Century Photography
  • Modern and Contemporary Prints, Lithographs, and Engravings
  • Antiquarian, Rare Books
  • 20th Century Vintage Clothing
  • Entertainment Memorabilia - Folk, Rock, Punk, Underground Artists

Wondering "What is it worth?"

We'll help you value a single item or your entire collection. Our initial consultation (phone or Zoom) is the first step. We'll discuss your options and guide you towards the most informed decision – whether it's a full appraisal or alternative solutions.

Downsizing or selling?

Schedule a consultation. Our "Downsizing Guidance" consultations (phone or Zoom) offer expert guidance. We'll detail important considerations, selling venues, security steps, the proper channels for assistance, and online marketplaces in your area, helping you choose the best fit for your specific items. Learn about each process and discover the optimal solution for your needs.

Tailored Services:

  • Consultations are available for individual clients, representatives, and professional advisors.
  • Long-term service agreements cater to industry professionals who require ongoing guidance.
Our Appraisal Services

Why Choose Look Appraisal?

We deliver exceptional appraisal services with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Here's what sets us apart:

A Highly Qualified Appraiser:

  • Formally educated and tested in appraisal theory, procedures, ethics, and law.
  • Committed to a strict code of ethics, ensuring honesty and confidentiality.
  • Maintain secure record-keeping practices and compliant with industry regulations.
  • Respectful of diversity and committed to equal opportunity service.

Expertise You Can Trust:

  • Proven experience appraising your specific type of property.
  • Continuously invest in education to stay current with market trends.
  • Deliver reports that meet the highest standards and comply with USPAP.

The Professional Appraisal Report Difference:

  • Clear and concise reports with a cover document explaining the purpose and value sought.
  • Transparent methodology, detailing resources and market analysis.
  • Comprehensive property descriptions allowing for identification without photos.
  • Impartial valuations, with any potential financial interest disclosed in the report.

By choosing Look Appraisal you gain peace of mind knowing you'll receive a reliable, professional appraisal that meets your specific needs.

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