Thoroughness pays off!

Thoroughness pays off!

Sirop d’erable. Liquid gold. Magic tree sauce. Whatever else you may choose to call it by, maple syrup is indisputably linked with Canada. Many people know of the staggering amount of work that goes into turning the sap or late winter and early spring into delicious, wonderful syrup. As with most things in life, the…

Trash? Or treasure?

Trash? Or treasure?

We are all familiar with the expression, ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. It really doesn’t get any more complicated than that. People discard things, and they may be just what someone else was looking for. Over the last several months I have posted about items and experiences I have encountered as an appraiser….

Ruminations

Ruminating. It can mean ‘to think deeply about something’, or to ‘chew the cud’. Currently between assignments, I keep my appraisal skills honed by reading up on the latest trends in the markets, covering everything from farm equipment to fine art. And when the opportunity to practice some basic art conservation work crops up, I…

Because the lawyer said so…reasons to get a personal property appraisal

‘Who needs a personal property appraisal?’ is a question I hear all too often. Hopefully this post will help answer that question. Buying: If you are interested in buying an item or collection that is going to be an investment, you may want to get an independent, unbiased opinion along with current market value. The…