Ascension Appraisal knows the special needs of estate executors

Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. 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 compassion to the feelings of everyone left behind.

Attorneys 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. Usually, the parties involved will have differing expectations of how the appraisal process should work; however, our experience of the estate process will, without a doubt, satisfy all parties involved. We supply appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and other agencies.

Contact us immediately to discuss your specialized estate appraisal needs and how we can put our knowledge to work for you.

Generally, settling an estate requires an extensive appraisal report to suggest fair market value for the property to the satisfaction of the parties involved. We understand that in this time of loss, even thinking about an appraisal is the furthest thought from your mind. So, we understand that the date an appraisal is requested will deviate the date of death. Our professional staff is comfortable with the systems and requirements obligatory to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the exact date you suffered the loss of your loved one. The ethical obligations stated within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds our appraisers to confidentiality, providing the strongest degree of discretion for you.

Many times, people do not fully fathom the requirement to have a comprehensive appraisal report prepared in support of the numbers shown in tax documents filed with the IRS.

Opinions of value shown in documents provided to the revenue authorities absolutely should be supported by an accurate report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. A report of this caliber will clearly substantiate the evidence that the numbers displayed within the report are well-founded and accurate.

An executor will be ecstatic by an appraisal by Ascension Appraisal which will show him solid facts and figures to cooperate with any legal agency's requirements. You need not be concerned over anything, because Ascension Appraisal will be there to back up our appraisals if they are ever challenged.

Opinions of value displayed in documents provided to the revenue authorities absolutely should be backed by a detailed report as to how the appraiser acquired his conclusions.