Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of common questions we recieve about our business. We realize that we will be unable to answer all of your questions on this site, but please reach out with additional questions and we would love to speak with you!
Do we buy antiques?
Yes! We buy, consign, and broker. Contact us to discuss which option may be best for you.
What is your fee schedule?
Our fees are based on the type of services rendered and each job is evaluated on an individual basis. Please contact to discuss your individual needs.
What are your qualifications to appraise my property?
ISA Qualified Appraisers:
• Have formal education in appraisal theory, principals, procedures, ethics and law
• Are up to date on the latest appraisal standards
• Participate in continuing education and have been trained and tested to ensure their competence
• Are specialists in the type of property you want appraised and have the expertise to know how to value it correctly
How will you handle items which may be outside your area of expertise?
No appraiser should claim expertise in everything. A good appraiser knows his or her limits. Mrs Roberts' expertise is in 19th and early 20th century American and European antiques and decorative arts. If there is any question regarding the authenticity or value of your personal property, we will discuss this with you before calling in a specialist.
Don't all appraisers have similar qualifications?
No. Currently, few states require any licensing of personal property appraisers. There are many self-acclaimed appraisers who have not completed any professional education or testing.
Do you belong to an appraisal society that tests its members?
Yes, our appraisers have been trained, tested and accredited by ISA. There are many appraisal organizations, but only a few require members to take courses and pass tests before being admitted as "accredited" or "certified" members. Membership in an appraisal association is important because it shows that the appraiser is involved with the profession, has peer recognition, has access to updated information, and is subject to a code of ethics and conduct.