Appraisals are prepared for intended uses including:
  1. Estate purposes: probate, estate tax, equitable distribution
  2. Dissolution of marriage and businesses
  3. Insurance coverage
  4. Damage claims
  5. Guardianships
  6. Bankruptcy
  7. Charitable contributions
Since personal property appraisers are not licensed, when seeking an appraisal, it is in the client's best interest to choose an appraiser that belongs to a professional association, subscribes to report writing standards, and is subject to the code of ethics and conduct required by the organization to which they belong.

Appraisal reports prepared by our firm are in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards, promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation. The purpose of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers.

Diane Pease and the specialty experts with whom she consults belong to such associations. She is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) specializing in Antiques and Residential Contents.