ESTATE APPRAISAL & DISPOSITION
In 2003 Helen received a degree from NYU in Appraisal Studies and added Appraisal Services to her Art Advisory business. With years of auction room experience as an auctioneer, buyer and evaluator at Sotheby's and Doyle's in New York, Helen can work with families and estate executors in need of guidance and equitable distribution issues. Families need someone with their pulse on the marketplace to advise them at the often emotionally fraught time associated with estate issues. As an independent appraiser she has no personal interest in purchasing from the estate and there are no ulterior motives. Families often rely on outdated appraisals reflecting a big change in values from another time. Insurance Appraisals (with retail values) are frequently confused as being Fair Market Value adding additional worry and misinformation to family decisions. Once a family has made their choices on what to retain, Helen can guide the disposition of the property to their best market.
Ellen Washburn Martin, also USPAP certified, joined the Appraisals department in 2014.