Appraisals for Estate Settlement by Graham Appraisal

Settling an estate is often stressful, but a very important job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the departed as quickly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much understanding to the feelings of everyone involved.

Attorneys and accountants depend on our understanding when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a cost being placed on real property. Sometimes, the parties involved will have differing requirements of how the appraisal process should work; however, our experience of the estate process definitely satisfy all parties involved. We assemble appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the legal system and assorted agencies.

Contact us immediately to discuss your unique estate appraisal requirements and how we can put our business acumen to work for you.

Settling an estate most often depends on an appraisal to show fair market value for the home in question. It's understandable that thinking about an appraisal is the farthest thought from your mind. Due to this, often the date of death differs from the time the appraisal is ordered. Our professional staff is comfortable with the practices and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the date you suffered the loss of your loved one. The ethics provision explained within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) conforms us to confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion for you.

People often forget that the IRS needs reports filed to express the numbers involved in estate sales.

Opinions of value displayed in documents filed with the revenue authorities definitely should be backed by a detailed report as to how the appraiser acquired his conclusions. In having a report backed by Graham Appraisal's professional appraisers, you will have the understanding that the numbers provided in the appraisal will definitely demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are well founded and substantiated.

Having a professional appraisal report from Graham Appraisal gives the executor definite facts and figures to work with in exceeding IRS and KY state agency requirements. You need not worry over anything, because we will be there to back up our work if they are ever challenged.

One of the most significant requirements in a report is an appraiser-supported opinion of value in a detailed reason as to how the appraiser came to his conclusion.