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Second opinion] I have items I need appraised before selling home. I need someone to come out an appraise

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Items like some furniture items,crystal, some more than 50yrs

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Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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Can you give me an idea of where you are? I can put together a list for you.

~Diana

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Washington DC area
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Great. Thanks. If you'll give me a bit of time, I'll put together some resources for you.

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Thxs
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

It's no problem. I'm happy to help.

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Given that you're looking to have a whole house of items appraised, you'll want someone who deals more with estates and general contents. These appraisers do have specific expertise, but they're also well equipped to handle a variety of items. I try to stay within 100 miles or at least within a state when putting together lists, but also find a few that are some of the top experts in the field (regardless of where they're located).

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Here's a list of a few contacts:

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Todd W. Sigety(###) ###-####(Office)(###) ###-####(Mobile)

425 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Website
http://www.wsaappraisals.com/
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Aloysia C. Hamalainen(###) ###-####(Office)

*****
Silver Spring, MD 20905 , United States

Website

http://www.montgomeryappraisalsgroup.com

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Carol W Silverman(###) ###-####(Office)(###) ###-####(Home)

***** PH 102
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Ms. Lisa L. Jones AAA
Lisa L Jones Appraisals
Washington, DC 20005 US (###) ###-####tel ***@******.***

www.lisaljonesappraisals.com

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Ms. Georgina Owen AAA
Georgina Owen Fine Art & Antiques
Washington, DC 20007 US (###) ###-####tel ***@******.***

www.owenartadvisory.com

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Ms. Leatrice S. Eagle JD, AAA, ASA
Eagle Associates, LLC
Potomac, MD 20854 US (###) ###-####tel (###) ###-####fax ***@******.***

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Ms. Nancy S. Willcox AAA
Nancy S. Willcox, Certified Appraiser LLC
Lancaster, PA 17605 US (###) ###-####tel (###) ###-####fax ***@******.***

Http://nancyswillcoxcertifiedappraiserllc.com

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Mr. Barry Rogers
Rogers Appraisals
Olney, MD 20832 US (###) ###-####tel ***@******.***

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You might also consider going with an estate sale company or auction house. The majority offer appraisal services and will value and price your item in addition to helping sell them if you're interested. If you have a lot of items, this is a great way to go. Most estate sales companies will either host one there or they will tag your items and place them with a larger sale that's going on. They handle the pricing, the tagging, the sale, the cleanup, advertising....everything. You just have to give them a percentage. Some even do their own auctions. It definitely means less work for you.

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Emerald Estate Sales*****
McLean, VA 22102

P:(###) ###-####br />E: *****@******.***

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Fernwood Estate Sales

Bethesda, MD 20817

(301)(###) ###-####/a>

(301)(###) ###-####/a>

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Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales

(###) ###-####/p>***@******.***

http://www.bethesdadownsizing.com

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Bethesda Potomac Estate Sales

Susan Willis
***-***-****
P.O. Box 34036
Bethesda, MD 20827

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Beck Estates

Richmond, Virginia(###) ###-####br />(804)(###) ###-####/p>

https://www.beckestates.com

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Estate Solutions

​McLean, VA​ ​
​***-***-****
*****@******.***

http://www.estate-solutions.net

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Sales by Gale

Phone:(###) ###-####br />Email: *****@******.***

http://curcioconnections.com

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That should give you quite a few options, but if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask. I would contact more than one because you want to be comfortable with whoever you choose. So, be sure to talk to them, ask them questions about fees, and their process and kind of feel them out. Working with an appraiser or company is something you want to feel comfortable with and be able to have a good conversation with them.
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I hope this has been helpful to you.
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Please keep in mind I am only credited for my answer if you rate me positively. If you feel the need to use a lower rating which adds a negative mark to my profile or if you have any further questions about your item please feel free to reply to me and tell me what else I can do for you.

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If you're on a mobile device, please make sure to scroll to the top and click on the box that says finish rating! A box with stars in it should open and you can rate me there.

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If you have any trouble doing that, please let me know.

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If you would like to use me on any further questions. Requesting me expires in just a short time. If you put my name (DianaF) in the question, that will make sure it gets to me.
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I look forward to working with you again.
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I hope you have a great evening.
~Diana

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