& FaceTime Appraisals
in the Country
Zoom, FaceTime, Digital Images & Photos
Household & Estate Contents
* Safe * Low Cost
Zoom Appraisal or a FaceTime
Appraisal is an appraisal where the Appraiser
isnt physically on location.
Rather the appraisal is completed using Zoom
where you show us what
you want appraised
using your iPhone, iPad, Computer,
or other device
and where we discuss both Value
just as if we were
there in person.
primary objective of VirtualAppraisals.net
Zoom & FaceTime Technology
honest and impartial opinions of value.
you understand the best-selling options.
you going in the right direction. Quickly. Easily.
homes and estates have some contents that clearly have value...
Other items that clearly have little or no value...
And a whole lot of things in between.
Which is where the confusion usually lies.
The two most common questions we hear from our appraisal clients
& WHERE CAN WE SELL IT?
precisely what we do when we perform a House &
Estate Contents Appraisal. For more than a decade,
clients have hired us to visit their home, provide them
an unbiased and impartial opinion of value of their
"Stuff", and then lead them through the smoke
& mirrors of turning their treasures into cash.
and travel expense usually limit us to working within
60-90 minutes of our hometown of Doylestown PA. Yet
we often hear from out-of-area clients
you know anyone in my home area who does what you do"?
Our usual response has been "No".
is changing the appraisal business and now we can travel
to your home or business
anywhere in the country
or even old-fashioned
Might Need Such a Service?
preparing to sell, move,
or downsize their homes.
older parents to deal with their "treasures &
have inherited items with unknown values.
to help their clients deal with the personal property
so they can list & sell the home more quickly.
who are dealing
with estate contents.
are helping clients and their families.
Advisors, Insurance Agents, Claims Adjusters, Home
and anyone else seeking quick
Process is Simple.
can set up a Zoom Meeting where you show us
your items via Zoom.
can call us from the home or appraisal location using
you can send us Digital Images, or Photographs.
show us what you have questions about
ask you a few questions
we will offer immediate Verbal Appraisals and
can help you deal with the personal property quickly
sell for more money.
is as good as a hands-on review. However, Zoom &
FaceTime Appraisals do offer a low-cost alternative
that will get you going in the best direction
quickly as possible.
You may or may not like the value we give you, but youll
always have the comfort of knowing that were not
trying to buy it from you at a bargain price. Were
there to help you.
if we dont know the answer, we can probably refer
you to someone who does know.
Think this approach might work for you? Call us at (215)-264-4304
to discuss your needs.
your house upside down and shake it. What falls out is
what we appraise: Antiques & Collectibles, and Household
& Estate Contents.
categories, such as Valuable Gems & Jewelry, High-End
Art, Museum Quality Pieces, Most Oriental Rugs, Asian
Antiquities, for example, are nearly impossible to appraise
without physical inspection. Items with illegible or missing
signatures, non-photographable markings, or items requiring
specific testing, are also often unsuitable for virtual
or non-personal appraisal.
most homes and estates are filled with items that are
ideally suited for Virtual Appraisal. Most Antiques &
Collectibles; Furniture; China, Porcelain & Glass;
Figurines; Art & Prints; Costume & Estate Jewelry;
Decorative Accessories; Country Furniture & Smalls;
Depression-Era Items; Victorian Items, and Chotchkees,
for example, are relatively easy to Virtually Appraise.
You show us what you want appraised
you serve as
our on-site eyes & ears
and we'll get you going
in the right direction.
are no strangers coming into your home.
is no personal contact.
show us only what you want us to see.
don't have to bring it to us.
save time & money because we don't have to travel
can utilize our 40+ years Antiques & Collectibles
we can do this
no matter where you live.
Does the Process Work?
is better than having us there in person. However,
Zoom & FaceTime Appraisals can work best when
you want us to appraise household contents, estate
contents, or a larger number of items, and when
time, distance or circumstances prevent us from
actually being there.
Call Us: And
we'll determine if a Zoom or FaceTime
Appraisal makes sense for your situation. This isn't
ideal for all situations, we don't want to waste
your time or ours, and we'll be frank with you about
whether we feel it will be the right approach for
a Time: If we agree
to go forward, we'll schedule a date and time when
we can do a live Virtual Appraisal.
Pre-payment can be arranged using PayPal, Venmo,
Visa or MasterCard, Personal or Business Check.
a) Up to 2 Hours = $195
b) Up to 1 Hour = $125
c) 15 Minutes = $45
d) More than two hours = Call to discuss
for the Appraisal: Lay out the items ahead
of time to make them easier to appraise as you walk
through your home.
Appraisals: We'll set up a Zoom meeting,
we'll send you the meeting link, and you can show
us the items using Zoom
FaceTime Appraisals: We'll call you
on FaceTime at the agreed upon time. We'll
follow you room-by-room, through your iPhone, iPad,
or other devise, discussing what we see.
won't attempt to buy anything. We'll simply be working for
you as your personal "Consultant".
do the best we can to identify what you have.
rely entirely upon the descriptions you provide, including
condition, provenance, and other crucial facts.
tell you whether, in our opinion, whether it's "Sellable",
"Donatable", or "Trash".
tell you whether, in our opinion, it's Authentic or
tell you whether, in our opinion, it's Good, Better,
suggest what we feel is an honest and appropriate value.
provided is typically "Fair Market Value",
(i.e., what is a "Fair or Reasonable" value.
may or may not like the value we give you. But you'll always
have the comfort of knowing we're not trying to buy it from
you at a bargain price.
also recommend what we feel is the best way to sell or otherwise
liquidate the items. We may recommend Auction, Private
Transaction, eBay or Craigslist, Garage
Sale, Consignment Shop, Donation, or simply
place it in the Dumpster.
don't know everything. No one does.
if we don't know, we can probably refer you to someone who
is as good as a hand's-on review.
a VituralAppraisals.net does offer a low-cost option to help
get you going in the best direction...as quickly as possible.
The objective of these Zoom & FaceTime
Appraisals is to get you moving forward. Quickly and
will be in writing from us.
verbal appraisals cannot be used for Inheritance or
Estate Tax, Insurance Replacement Cost, or other similar
situations requiring written documentation.
you need a written appraisal, Mike specializes in appraisals
for a wide variety personal, business, and legal needs
& Estate Tax,
and Insurance Claims
Executor, POA "CYA" Written Appraisals;
Property Appraiser with 40+ Years of Antiques, Collectibles
& Household Contents Experience
& Bonded Auctioneer with 25+ Years of Experience
Pennsylvania's "Auctioneer of the Year"
by Fellow Auctioneers
Dealer with 40+ Years of Experience
Downsizing Expert and Author of the Book "Home
Downsizing in 4 Easy Steps"
Show Host - "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser"
Meeting Speaker who has spoken to groups in twenty-five
(25) states either Live or using Zoom Technology