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Appraisals for Estate Settlement by Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc.

The task of settling an estate, while stressful is very important. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as promptly 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 depend on our conduct when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a cost being placed on real property. There are specific needs for everyone; we understand these requirements and are comfortable to dealing with all parties involved. Among our staff, we are used to dealing with legal agencies in assembling appraisal reports that out-strip their necessities.

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

Commonly, settling an estate requires an detailed appraisal report to establish fair market value for the house to the satisfaction of the parties involved. We empathize that in times like this, even thinking about an appraisal is the furthest thought from your mind. Due to this, often the time of death differs from the time the appraisal is requested. Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc. assures that we are comfortable with the procedures and requirements requested by revenue services to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the exact date of death. The ethical obligations stated within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) attunes our company to confidentiality, assuring the highest degree of privacy for you and your family.

The necessity of needing a real estate appraisal when cooperating with the IRS to show income when filing documents is often misunderstood by most people.

A comprehensive report showing the appraiser's opinion of value is important to support the methods the appraiser used to come to his conclusions. A report of this caliber will certainly substantiate your claim that the numbers displayed within the report are well-founded and accurate.

An executor will be over-joyed by a report by Grantham Appraisal & Realty, Inc. which will show him undeniable facts and figures to deal with any legal agency's requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we assure you that we will stand behind the appraisal if it is ever refuted.

Opinions of value displayed in documents filed with the revenue authorities definitely should be supported by an accurate report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions.