Look Appraisal, LLC is a comprehensive personal property appraisal business specializing in the valuation of fine art, rare books, libraries, business contents, and residential contents. Our appraisal reports meet the requirements of insurance companies, estate planners, banks, attorneys, and various institutions and are prepared in compliance with USPAP (The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)USPAP is a federally recognized set of appraisal standards developed by The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of The Appraisal Foundation, (TAF). The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. The purpose of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. 

Located near the tech hub of RTP, Look Appraisal offers a tech-friendly approach to the traditional appraisal process, meetings, and report delivery services. On-site appointments, virtual meetings via Zoom or GoToMeeting, and remote appraisal services are readily available to accommodate the busy schedule of the modern day client, corporations, as well as, institutional clients.

At Look Appraisal, LLC, we respect diversity. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and service provider that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Appraisal services are available for the following:

  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Property Valuation
  • Non-cash Charitable Donation (gift in kind)
  • Estate Tax Filing/Probate
  • Equitable Distribution, Estate Planning
  • Market Research
  • Gift Tax
  • and the ever popular, "What's it worth" need
    When appropriate, personal property inspections are completed on-site. 
    Verbal, virtual, and remote appointments also available. 
    Service Areas: Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Central NC, RTP, Greensboro, Pinehurst, Wake Durham & Orange County, Wilmington, OBX, & select locations throughout the United States.

    The Founder

    Dana Summitt, ISA AM, Founder of Look Appraisal, LLC, is a generalist appraiser with a specialty in fine art, consultant, guest lecturer, and broker. She is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, the leading professional personal property appraisal association, representing the most highly trained and rigorously tested independent appraisers in the United States and Canada. She is a member of the ISA Fine Art Committee and the ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
    Look Appraisal Raleigh North CarolinaAs an accredited member of ISA she has completed the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies, ISA Fine Arts specialty course, documented over 700 hours of market-related experience in the appraisal field, and is in compliance with the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
    She has extensive experience in appraising rare and antiquarian books, fine art, photography, office equipment, general household contents, music memorabilia, and 20th Century vintage clothing.  An Indiana native, Ms. Summitt is a proud alumna of Ball State University. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family, surrounded by the tall whispering pine trees for which the beautiful Carolinas are known.