Trusts, Estates and Appraisals
For over three decades, our Trust, Estates and Appraisals department has provided services to fiduciaries, professional advisors, executors and beneficiaries for the valuation and disposition of personal property assets. Whether it’s a single item or an entire estate, we provide a seamless auction and appraisal experience from the initial appointment through settlement.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers begins the appraisal process with a preliminary evaluation of the property in order to determine the range of the collection and identify which of our specialists will work with you. Depending on the location of the property, we will provide an on-site walkthrough or review available listings and photographs.
Our specialists understand the unique needs of each estate and provide tailored services accordingly, such as preparing appraisals for estate and gift tax, charitable donation and insurance purposes in accordance with IRS and USPAP guidelines. Fees for formal appraisals are based on the time and number of specialists required to evaluate the property. Should you consign any of the property, these fees will be refunded pro-rata.
When property is ready to be sold, we will provide a listing with auction estimates and a proposal for the sale.
Packing, Shipping and Broom Clean
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers regularly provides assistance in coordinating the shipment of consignments to our auction facility. For everyday, household items that are not suitable for our firm, your account executive will coordinate shipment to heirs or make arrangements for donation. We are also able to make arrangements for the final “broom cleaning” of a home before the real estate closing.
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