Estate Settlement Appraisals & Date of Death Appraisals

What are Date of Death Appraisals?

When property has a transfer of ownership after the death of the owner, many times an appraisal will be needed for tax purposes. This can be ordered by a family member, or lawyer. This is also known as Estate Settlement.

It has been several months since the death of the owner. Does this affect the appraisal?

While this means that a different kind of appraisal is required, it does not mean it is “too late” to get the property appraised. When an appraisal is order months after a date of death, it requires that a “retrospective value” be reached. This means that the “effective date” of the appraisal will be a previous date (in this case, the date of death of the owner).

Do you have experience in this type of appraisal?

We we specialize in  Date of Death appraisals, also known as Estate Settlement Appraisals,  as well as other types of retrospective value appraisals. We know that this may be a difficult time for you and your family, and we will do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible for you.