What Can I Do For You?

You may not know exactly what kind of service you need, and that's okay. In fact, you'd be in the majority! I am happy to offer complimentary in-person (COVID safety highly respected), phone, or virtual consultations to learn what you're hoping to accomplish, advise you of your options, discuss next steps, and provide you with a fair and transparent quote that's customized to your needs.

Social Media Management

Data & Research

Personal Assistant

Appraisal Reports

Appraisal Reports are exhaustively researched legally binding documents, used to support a determination of value of property for things like charitable tax deductions, estate tax matters, insurance coverage and claims, bankruptcies, and divorce.

Verbal Appraisals

If you are interested in knowing more about your object and its approximate value, but do not need a legally binding document, this may be a good option for you. Verbal appraisals are well-researched and are beholden to the same professional standards as appraisal reports.

Pre-Sale Spot Checks 

Getting ready to have a big sale? Too often, in the chaos of downsizing or clearing out an estate, valuable treasures are sold for pennies or tossed out. Hire me to do an on-site or virtual spot check. I'll let you know what you have and suggest more lucrative methods for selling certain things.

Executor And Downsize Help

Being an executor, or the family member helping a parent downsize, is tough. It can be emotional, not to mention a lot of work, especially if you're dealing with a lot of stuff. My executor and downsize support service includes a written inventory of the personal property you are responsible for, a value estimate of each item, and inputting into FairSplit, a web-based database to organize and help everyone involved decide what to keep and who gets what, what to sell, and what to donate.

Inventorying

Allow me to professionally document your personal property. Inventory services range from the very basic (photographing and preparing a list of your items) to more involved work (i.e., photographing, writing short or detailed item descriptions, and providing value estimates) depending on your needs. Appraisal reports are often added as an additional service for items of high value.

Buying and Selling Consulting

After I value your property, let me help you sell it online! I will tell you which platform is most suitable for your particular item, write your listing descriptions so that you're speaking the language of the most knowledgeable buyers, take or edit your photos, and even assist you with setting up your seller's account.

 

I can also research the fair market value of an item you're thinking of purchasing, to ensure you don't overpay or make an unacceptable lowball offer.

Let’s Start Working Together!

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Washington, Oregon, and beyond!

503.421.2640

kelli@ruleappraisals.com

Valuing and Appraising Things Like Art, Antiques, Furniture, Clothing, Silver, China, Dolls, Sculpture, Asian Art, Russian Art, Pacific Northwest Art, Native Art, Coins, Stamps, Home Contents, Carpets, Rugs, Paintings, Retro and Vintage Collectibles, Ceramics, Glass, Steins, Toys, Prints, Frames...the list goes on!