Fees for all Appraisals and Consultations are based on an hourly rate. It is unethical and against USPAP rules to charge a "contingency " fee based on the appraised value, a finders fee, or a fee based on whether or not the appraiser will purchase the item.
Once we have a good idea of exactly what we are appraising and for what purpose (insurance, estate tax liability, etc.), then we are able to give an estimated cost of the entire process.
Betty Wilson Appraisal Firm, Inc. does not buy nor sell. That way we are always at an "arms length transaction" and the values are never considered questionable due to an interest in an item or items.
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