USPAP compliant through:
American Furniture and Decorative Arts; Continental Decorations & Early European Works of Art; Household Contents; Impressionist & Modern Art
Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance
I serve Santa Barbara and the central Coast of California, from mansions to bungalows. My practice includes Trust and Estate appraisals, charitable contribution appraisals; I am an expert in Insurance Appraisals, having acted in fire and water damage appraisals as expert witness. I am well versed in household contents, fine collectibles, and fine art appraisals, and am experienced with great furniture of all ages, and pianos. I consult on auction sales and divesting for top dollar. I enjoy jobs of all sizes, from the appraisal of the contents of the Old Mission Santa Barbara, and three massive collections for the Cal State University system, to one simple item; I do home visits locally and remote appraisals nationwide. I have authored three books on appraising for the layperson: Collect/Value/Divest: the Savvy Appraiser; and, No Thanks Mom: the Top Ten Objects Your Grown Kids do Not Want; and, The Ten Top Mistakes my Clients Made in a Disaster. I have been in the field for 30 years, and host a radio show "Art and Antiques Radio," as well as write an "Ask the Appraiser" column for the News Press. I write regularly for appraiser's professional journals. Successful completion of course and examination, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).