Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc. knows the special needs of estate executors

Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. It's up to you as an executor to carry out the wishes of the departed as quickly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to respond quickly and with as much respect to the feelings of everyone in bereavement.

Part of Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc.'s mission statement is to supply top-notch, ethical appraisals that attorneys can depend on. We cater to their needs and are accustomed to dealing with all parties involved. Among our staff, we are used to dealing with legal agencies in writing appraisals that meet their demands.

Contact us promptly to discuss your individual estate appraisal essentials and how we can put our experience to work for you.

Settling an estate commonly requires an appraisal to suggest market value for the house affected. We know that in this time of loss, even thinking about an appraisal is the furthest thought from your mind. Due to this, now and then the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is needed. We are familiar with the systems and requirements necessary to perform a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and market value estimate matching the date of death. The ethical obligations explained within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) conforms us to confidentiality, guaranteeing the highest degree of privacy for you and your loved ones.

All too often, people do not fully fathom the importance in having a full appraisal produced in support of the figures displayed in tax documents filed with the IRS and Pennsylvania state agencies.

One of the most essential requirements in an appraisal report is an appraiser-supported opinion of value in a detailed explanation as to how the appraiser came to his conclusion. In having a report supported by Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc.'s expert staff, you will have the peace of mind that the numbers provided in the report will definitely demonstrate to the IRS that the numbers used are well founded and correct.

Having a professional appraisal from Appraisal Associates of Lancaster, Inc. gives the executor undeniable facts and figures to work with in going beyond IRS and Pennsylvania state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we will always be there to stand behind the appraisal if it is ever refuted.