We understand that each estate is unique, and our appraisal process is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. Below, we outline the key steps of our appraisal process to give you a clear understanding of what to expect when working with ESTATE Mom.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

The appraisal process begins with a complimentary, no-obligation initial consultation. During this meeting, our experienced appraisers will meet with you either in person or virtually, depending on your preference and location. We’ll discuss your objectives, assess the scope of the estate, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Step 2: Item Identification and Documentation

Our team will meticulously examine the items within the estate. This includes furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, household goods, and any other valuables. We take detailed photographs and document each item’s description, condition, and estimated value.

Step 3: Market Research

After documenting the items, our appraisers will conduct comprehensive market research. This involves analyzing current market trends, historical sales data, and other relevant factors to determine fair market values for each item. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date valuations.

Step 4: Appraisal Report

Upon completion of the research, we will provide you with a detailed appraisal report. This report includes a comprehensive list of all appraised items, their descriptions, and their estimated values. You will have a clear understanding of the potential value of your estate’s contents.

Step 5: Discussion and Planning

We will schedule a follow-up meeting to review the appraisal report with you. During this discussion, we’ll provide insights into the best strategies for maximizing the value of your estate. Whether you’re looking to sell specific items, downsize, or liquidate the entire estate, we will work with you to create a customized plan that aligns with your goals.

Step 6: Estate Sale Preparation

Once you approve the appraisal report and sale plan, we’ll begin preparations for the estate sale. This may involve staging, marketing, and organizing the sale event. Our team will manage all aspects of the process, ensuring a smooth and successful sale.

Step 7: Estate Sale

On the designated sale dates, ESTATE Mom will execute the estate sale according to the agreed-upon plan. We will handle all aspects, from marketing and advertising to hosting the sale and managing transactions. Our goal is to maximize your returns while providing a hassle-free experience.

Step 8: Final Reporting and Settlement

After the estate sale is completed, we will provide you with a final report detailing the results of the sale, including items sold and their sale prices. We will settle any outstanding financial matters and ensure that you have a clear understanding of the proceeds from the sale.