Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc.
Pittsburgh Area Appraiser of Art, Antiques, Furniture and Personal Property
Appraisals for Estates and Trusts
Estate distribution/administration: If you are an administrator, executor, or representative of an estate, you need the help of a certified appraiser at Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. to appraise art, antiques, furniture, or other items of appreciable value for inheritance tax, estate tax, and estate distribution purposes.
Estate planning: If you are planning your estate, a certified appraiser at Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. can appraise art, antiques, furniture, or other items of appreciable value to help you sort through what you have and what your items are worth (including those that are valuable and those that might not be). This information can be helpful to your attorneys, advisors, beneficiaries, and heirs.
Trust planning: If you are planning to create a trust, a certified appraiser at Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. can appraise art, antiques, furniture, or other items of appreciable value to help you identify what you have and what it's worth. This can help you decide what you want to include in the trust and it can also aid your attorneys and advisors in their advice to you.
An appraisal report for estate or trust purposes is typically for fair market value of your valuable items. This report from Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. will include a written inventory with descriptions and photographs of these items. This report will be signed by Kurt Shaw, President of Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. and a certified International Fine Art Appraisers (IFAA) appraiser.
Here's what to expect:
• On-site discovery phase: A visit to your home, business, or storage site with a physical inspection of your valuable items by a certified appraiser.
• Off-site research and drafting: After the completion of the on-site discovery phase, the appraiser will research the items and draft the report.
• Report production: The written, USPAP-compliant fair market value report will be produced. This report will include an inventory, description, and photographs of the valuable items.
Whether you are planning your estate or trust or are administering or distributing an estate, contact Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. for your appraisal needs. Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. has worked with many individuals, estates, and trusts and has over 20 years of experience in the art and antiques appraisal field.