How to Prepare for your Appraisal

How To Prepare for your Appraisal

  • Decide which items you want to have appraised
  • If there are items in the attic, closets, or garage, make sure they are accessible
  • Unpack items in drawers, boxes, trunks
  • Put things of like kind together
  • Arrange china and glass by patterns
  • Sort sterling from silverplate
  • Gather receipts, sales slips, photographs, or earlier appraisals and place them with the appropriate items
  • Move large pieces of furniture away from the wall
  • If this is an estate appraisal and if there is a will, make sure that all items specifically bequeathed are available for inspection