In times of loss, it is often difficult to think of the various steps that must be taken to resolve any outstanding monies of the deceased. An appraisal is required to establish fair market values of any real estate properties in the estate for tax filings and any presentation to multiple heirs. The aid of an appraisal is a necessity to dispose of the estate properly.
R.A.S. Associates' estate planning or settlement appraisal services will provide the client with a report of real estate valuation quickly and accurately in what is oftentimes a very trying time for family and friends in the event of the loss of a loved one. Our highly experienced staff is trained to know what is needed at such a time, and will execute their duties with the greatest respect, dignity and confidentiality. We are always ready to expediently create accurate, objective reports as well as provide expert witness court testimony, if necessary, in order to bring closure in this difficult time as efficiently, equitably and respectfully as possible.
Additionally, we can also include retrospective valuations of the estate reflecting the property's value at different dates in time in addition to the property value as of the date of death. As always, we will adhere to the ethical requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), assuring confidentiality and the highest degree of privacy for all parties involved.