Expensive items like jewelry, furs, art, collectibles and silverware are covered under standard insurance policies, but there are usually dollar limits if they are stolen. To insure these items to their full value, the client must purchase a special personal property endorsement or floater and insure the item for its officially appraised value.
Providing Expert Appraisals since 2002, Kurt Shaw & Co. Inc. is fully qualified to handle ALL of your appraisal needs. Each appraisal report contains a written inventory with accurate descriptions and values. Numbered photographs are also included and correspond to the items listed.
All Appraisal Reports prepared are in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards.
Types of Appraisals Prepared
Insurance Appraisals are “Replacement Cost” valuations geared towards homeowners and collectors requiring insurance for valuable personal property and fine collections. An accurate and well-written appraisal report is essential to document personal property assets.
Damage Claim Appraisals are prepared for homeowners and insurance companies to settle a claim after a loss has taken place. Valuations to consider are replacement cost, salvage value and loss of value. A properly prepared damage claim appraisal is key to a fair settlement.