What does an appraisal cost?
Accredited appraisers charge a fee that is consistent with that charged by other professional service providers. These include attorneys, doctors and financial advisors. And like other professionals, qualified and accredited appraisers charge by the hour.
The benefit of retaining a qualified appraiser can be seen in his or her work product. A professional appraisal report, written by an educated and experienced appraiser, is based on extensive product knowledge, market data research and careful analysis.
An appraisal report is not a laundry list of items prepared by the local auctioneer who agrees to value an entire estate or lifetime collection for only $200 or $300.