Settling an estate is an important and often stressful job. As the executor, you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved. Attorneys and Accountants rely on our value conclusions for estates settlement, as well as for divorces and other disputes requiring a value being placed on real property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all of the parties typically involved. We provide appraisal reports that meet the requirements of courts and various other agencies. Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the property involved. Usually, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested. We are familiar and experienced with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value matching the date of death or other date requested. All too often, people do not fully appreciate the need to have a detailed real estate appraisal prepared in support of the values being used in documents filed with various authorities (courts, IRS, etc.). Opinions of value used in documents filed with the these authorities should be supported by a detailed report. Such a report demonstrates to the authorities that the numbers used are well founded and substantiated. Having a professional appraisal gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with. Browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise, and services offered, or call us directly with any questions or comments at 630.327.4343.