Do I Need An Appraisal?

Whether you are looking for an antique appraiser, jewelry appraiser, art appraiser, automobile appraiser, or furniture appraiser, a professional and experienced appraiser will provide you with the most accurate pricing information to maximize your return on investment.

If you are considering filing an insurance claim or are interested in loss prevention, proof of existence, valuation and documentation, an antique appraisal will provide the official documents you need to protect your assets and manage your wealth.

What qualifies you to appraise my property?

Consumer Reports advises: “An appraiser’s written report should include a full description of your item and the procedure used to estimate its current value.” Published directories from the Appraisers Association of America, the American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers provide a basic listing of appraisers in your zip code.

Not only does Allan Baitcher provide detailed reports recommended by Consumer Reports, Baitcher’s professional experience exceeds that of most antique appraisers practicing today. Allan Baitcher is a world record holder with over two decades of experience and has achieved notoriety by appearing on multiple television programs. Baitcher has the skills and experience to provide the information you need to protect your assets and maximize your return on investment.

What to do after the appraisal?

Once you have an accurate appraisal, you may choose to insure or sell your valuables. recommends clients, “Check that their collectibles are fully covered for crimes, fire, flood, breakage and natural catastrophes, including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and wind damage. You also want to make certain they’re covered if they happen to travel anywhere.” Over 50 major insurance companies utilize Allan Baitcher’s expertise annually for a wide variety of reasons. Claims, loss prevention, proof of existence, valuation, and documentation are just a few of the services he provides daily. Allan is on the “approved list” for every major insurance provider, provides annual seminars on loss prevention, and how to best protect your assets for both insurance companies as well as their clients.

Regarding the sale of your valuables, Consumer Reports recommends, “If you own valuable antiques or collectibles you no longer want, auctions can be a place to find likely buyers.” Major auction houses “often sell artwork and rare antiques for millions of dollars.” The National Association of Resale Professionals provides a list of local consignment shops that will pick up your items and sell them in exchange for a commission. Online sales, yard sales, and classified ads are also resources you can use to earn cash for your antique valuables.

If you’re looking for more of an adventure, consider Antiques Roadshow, who specialize in antiquities, arms and militia, Asian arts, books and manuscripts, clocks and watches, collectibles, decorative arts, dolls, folk art, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork and sculpture, musical instruments, painting and drawings, photographs, pottery and porcelain, prints and posters, rugs and textiles, science and technology, silver, sports and memorabilia, tools and implements, toys and games, and tribal arts.

Get your antique appraisal started today by contacting Allan Baitcher!