Over the past month, our firm has received a number of inquiries for appraisal services and sales advisory. Like so many right now, Thompson & Martinez and the appraisal profession has had to adapt to the “new normal” of working from home. Appraisers typically prefer to do an in-person inspection of a property or collection for any given project. Occasionally if the property or collection is outside of our region, we will work with another appraiser in that region to “be our eyes” as the inspector. Now, because of shelter-in-place policies around the country, appraisers are, by and large, unable to inspect in person. However, governors of the three accreditation societies (ASA, AAA, ISA), have advised appraisers that depending on the appraisal purpose and property, inspections can be carried out “remotely” with clients providing information on their property such as artist, medium, date, dimensions, signatures, and taking high quality and detailed digital photographs. Please click on Consultation Request to begin this process.
Wishing you health in this uncertain time.