Hello world!

Welcome to Ask Beverly, my new blog. In the coming weeks, I hope to create a forum in which to share some of my many experiences regarding the appraisal of personal property, the estate liquidation process, and estate sales in general.

I intend to use this blog as a way to share with you some interesting stories and experiences I’ve had over the years, and to help you understand the ins and outs associated with the valuation of personal property and estate liquidation.

When dealing with important life changes such as the loss of a loved-one, or downsizing a personal residence or a business, I can help shed some light on what can seem to be an insurmountable task. I specialize in helping people understand the value of their possessions and in reducing the stress and anxiety when you need answers to questions such as:

“What do I/we have and what is it worth?”
“Do I need an appraisal?”
“Do I keep it,  sell it, or donate it”
“How and where do I sell it?”
“How can I get the best price?”

If you have questions about the value of some personal property items or need help with estate liquidation, feel free to visit my website at www.bmorrisappraisal.com for more information. Understanding what you have is an important first step towards protecting what is important to you.

I will also post information about estate sales of my own here, so feel free to check back again. I look forward to making many new friends over the coming weeks and months.

Have a wonderful day,

Beverly

About askbeverly

Who am I? I am an individual who values the contents of people's homes for a variety of reasons. I'm called a "personal property appraiser" and certified by the International Society of Appraisers which requires educational courses, examinations, keeping up with current tax laws and every two years taking a course called the Uniform Standards of Personal Property Appraisals. Every five years, I am required to keep up my ISA certification by proving I have a minimum of 100 personal property development credits - that's course hours and actual research time spend on appraisal work. As a long time collector I have turned a hobby into a profession and for the last 22 years worked as an independent appraiser. My specialties include china, pottery, sterling silver, crystal and glassware, costume jewelry, Carnival Glass, Belleek Irish porcelain, collectibles and furniture. Why do you need an appraisal? The purpose of an appraisal may be for obtaining insurance, probate of an estate, equitable division of an estate or divorce, or a damage claim. I also give lectures on several different topics to antique clubs, provide consultations in person, by phone and through email. No my service is not free! But I will also advise you if I believe it is in your best interest to do research on your own if you just want an idea of what something is worth rather than pay for an appraisal.

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