Peterson Appraisal Group understands the special needs of estate executors

Estate settlement is often stressful, but a very important job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the departed as promptly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much understanding to the feelings of everyone involved.

Attorneys and accountants rely on our ideals when calculating real estate values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a cost being placed on real property. Sometimes, the parties involved will have differing suggestions of how the appraisal process should work; however, our experience of the estate process will undoubtedly satisfy all parties involved. Among our staff, we are used to working with legal agencies in composing reports that transcend their requirements.

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

Settling an estate most often depends on an appraisal to determine fair market value for the property in question. It's understandable that ordering an appraisal is the farthest thought from your mind. Because of this, now and then there can be times that the date of an appraisal differs from the time of death. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to provide a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the date you suffered the loss of your loved one. The ethical obligations stated within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) keeps our company to confidentiality, assuring the highest degree of privacy for you and your loved ones.

The requirement of needing a real estate appraisal when cooperating with the IRS to explain income when filing documents is often not considered by most people.

An exhaustive report showing the appraiser's opinion of value is required to support the methods the appraiser used to come to his conclusions. Such a report will definitely demonstrate to the IRS that the numbers used are accurate and substantiated.

An executor will be over-joyed by an appraisal report by Peterson Appraisal Group which will provide him irrefutable facts and numbers to work with the IRS and CA state agencies' requirements. You need not be concerned over anything, because we will be there to stand by our reports if they are ever challenged.

A comprehensive report showing the appraiser's opinion of value is important to support the methods the appraiser used to come to his conclusions.