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Estate Settlement Appraisals in MA by Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services

The responsibility of settling an estate, while stressful is very important. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the departed as swiftly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much understanding to the feelings of everyone involved.

We've shown that we're experts in providing excellent appraisals that attorneys and accountants have come to rely on. Generally, everyone involved will have differing requirements of how the appraisal process should work; however, our experience of the estate process will, without a doubt, satisfy all parties involved. Among our staff, we are used to working with law offices in supplying reports that out-strip their needs.

Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your precise estate appraisal needs and how we can put our knowledge to work for you.

Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to determine fair market value for the house affected. We know that in this time of loss, even thinking about an appraisal report is the furthest thought from your mind. So, we understand that the date an appraisal report is needed will differ the date of death. Our company is comfortable with the practices and requirements needed to supply a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the date your loved one passed away. The ethical requirements listed within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) keeps our company to confidentiality, providing the highest degree of privacy for you and your family.

All too often, people do not fully acknowledge the requirement to have a full appraisal report produced in support of the numbers being used in tax documents filed with revenue authorities.

Opinions of value used in documents filed with the revenue authorities absolutely should be supported by an accurate report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. Such a report will definitely demonstrate to the IRS that the numbers used are accurate and correct.

Having a professional appraisal report from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services gives the executor solid facts and figures to work with in meeting IRS and MA state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we assure you that we will stand behind the report if it is ever challenged.

One of the most important requirements in a report is an appraiser-backed opinion of value in a comprehensive reason as to how the appraiser came to his conclusion.