Ascension Appraisal knows the special needs of estate executors

The responsibility of settling an estate, often a source of stress is very important. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the departed as quickly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much empathy to the feelings of everyone in bereavement.

Lawyers and accountants count on our conduct when calculating real estate values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being placed on real property. There are specific needs for everyone; we realize these requirements and are comfortable to dealing with all parties involved. Due to our familiarity in dealing with the courts and different agencies, we provide appraisals that always meet all expectations.

Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your specific estate appraisal demands and how we can put our knowledge to work for you.

Usually, settling an estate necessitates an irrefutable appraisal report to acquire fair market value for the property to the satisfaction of the parties involved. We sympathize that when you lose a loved one, even thinking about an appraisal is the furthest thought from your mind. Due to this, often the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is needed. We are knowledgeable about the systems and requirements necessary to produce a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the date your loved one passed away. The ethical obligations explained within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) keeps our staff to confidentiality, ensuring the highest degree of privacy for all parties involved.

Often, people do not fully understand the need to have a comprehensive appraisal produced in support of the numbers being used in tax documents filed with revenue authorities.

An accurate report showing the appraiser's opinion of value is required to support the methods the appraiser used to come to his conclusions. In having a report backed by Ascension Appraisal's professional appraisers, you will have the understanding that the numbers shown in the appraisal report will definitely demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are accurate and correct.

Having a professional appraisal report from Ascension Appraisal gives the executor definite facts and figures to work with in meeting IRS and MA state agency requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we will always be there to stand behind the appraisal if it is ever refuted.

Opinions of value used in documents filed with the revenue authorities definitely should be backed by a comprehensive report as to how the appraiser acquired his conclusions.