Welcome to A Prestige Appraisals
A Job Done Right
Our Company is Insured and Bonded for your peace of mind. A Prestige Appraisals is also a part of the Better Business Bureau.
About Our Services
What We Offer
A Prestige Appraisals is the premier personal property appraisal company in El Paso, Texas. Our office is staffed with a highly trained and certified appraisal professional who has over 15 years of experience in the industry as a collector. In addition, our professional appraiser has assisted other various appraisers for over 15 years on research of many different historical documentation, historical artifacts, various antiques, special collections, and fine art. Therefore, if your looking for an accurate and certified appraiser our C.A.G.A. appraiser is the right experienced professional appraiser for you. In addition, our office will reduce the time, effort, and cost of the appraisal process, so our clients not only gets accurate valuations, but will receive first class customer service as well. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help with all your appraisal and/or estate sale needs.
The Help Center
Questions and Answers
When Do You Need an Appraiser?
Peace of mind is one reason to have your valuables appraised. Insurance valuation is another. Often you need a professional valuation of your property during estate planning or during divorce negotiations to determine a fair distribution of assets. You may be interested in making a chartable donation of property. If you’re donating items or collections worth more than $5,000 to a non-profit, the IRS requires a “gift appraisals". A Prestige Appraisals offers the services of educated and nationally certified appraisal experts who work tirelessly to provide thorough, well-researched fair market appraisals.
An appraisal documents the existence, condition and replacement value of your belongings. It is wise to have an updated appraisal every five years.
An appraisal is necessary for a taxable estate. One must efficiently catalogue the property to provide an appraisal that meets the IRS requirements.
Equitable Distribution Appraisal
An appraisal is used to settle divorce or estates for fair distribution of property that is based on fair market value.
An appraisal is recommended to substantiate a donation to a charitable organization of $1,000 but it is required for anything above $5,000.
An appraisal is recommended due to the limited protection for damage or loss by a moving company.
How much does an appraisal cost?
There is no charge for the initial consultation. For a verbal appraisal, we only charge $20.00 per item and for a formal certified appraisal, we charge $125.00 per hour. We offer an estimate of hours for the scope of the work needed at that time for our formal certified appraisals. We will be happy to discuss our fee structure and estate sale fee structure with you in more detail during our free initial consultation.
What’s included with your Formal Certified Appraisal?
A complete and accurate description of the property
Analysis of the factors affecting value reflecting the appraiser's research in accordance with the standards required by government authorities.
A definition of value appropriate to the type of appraisal
A value for the property appraised substantiated by the report analysis
The appraiser's qualification page
The appraiser's signature
The appraiser's statement that the appraiser does not have a financial interest in the property
How Do I Know if I Should Have an Estate Sale?
If you have a large quantity or quality of personal items, an estate sale is ideal. Estates sales work on volume and variety. There’s always a large market for antiques. Dealers and collectors buy at estate sales to acquire their inventory and collections. Everyday items such as furniture, tools, sporting goods, clothing, toys, kitchen items, appliances and electronics are tangible items that are bought by everyone. There are often many things in a house that are worth far more than people realize.
So give A Prestige Appraisals a call today for a free initial consultation.
What’s Our Fee For Estate Sales?
There is no charge for the initial consultation and you will be given a quote in advance without charge. If we are hired to conduct your estate sale, we work on a percentage basis, including a graduated percentage for valuable items. There is no cash outlay for our clients, ever. We inventory, appraise and sell your items along with handling staffing, signage, and advertising. We will be delighted to discuss our fee structure with you.
Can A Prestige Appraisals sell my antiques or items for me through consignment, if I don't have enough antiques or items to have an estate sale?
Yes, A Prestige Appraisals does offer consignments. We will work hard to get you the most profit for your antiques or items. We can discuss our fee during your free initial consultation. Please call us for more details about our consignment option.
Services We Provide
Personal Property Appraisals and Estate Sales Service. Our Appraisals are done for:
• Dissolution of Marriage
• Family Law Documents
• Probate and Living Trusts
• IRS deductions for gifts to heirs or non-profits
• Individuals for many purposes
• People planning to downsize
• People considering the acquisition of a valuable item and Personal Property Appraisals
Whatever your reason for needing an appraisal, we’ll make sure you get exactly what you need for the right price. In addition to your formal appraisal that will stand up to the most stringent standards, you’ll receive a detailed report that includes all of our research and analysis, as well as the methodology and reasoning we used to valuate your assets.
When you choose a team to evaluate your assets, you want to make sure that the final report can be used to settle all your claims accurately and fairly. Our team will work long and hard in order to reconcile bits and pieces of information related to your appraisal. Get in touch to find out how A Presitge Appraisals can help you.
This is one of our most popular services. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to get the most value out of your assets. We are firm in our belief that it’s important that you understand the actual worth of your property. To learn more about the Estate Sale process, please contact us today and schedule an appointment.
We are expert evaluators in Insurance Valuation. As another frequently-used service, we strive to offer professional and quality appraisals in all related matters. We move forward first and foremost with honesty and fairness, and use our vast experience to get results. No matter your need, big or small, we can handle it.
This is one of our most sought-after services. At A Prestige Appraisals, we believe it’s crucial for our clients to understand the precise valuation - you’d be surprised how much misinformation is floating around on the market. Our appraiser is certified with the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (C.A.G.A.). Therefore, our certified appraiser will also provide you with all the tools necessary to get the highest returns.