Date of Death Valuations
Estate tax liability. Disposition of assets under a will or in probate. There are many situations -- none of them lacking stress and complexity -- where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. For estate tax purposes or disposition of the assets of a decedent, a "date of death" valuation is often required. (Sometimes, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death -- but the same principles apply.)
Families, attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on
Michael Church Appraisals
for "date of death" valuations because such appraisals require sensitivity, special expertise, and education. They require a firm that can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales as well as compassion.
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Real property isn't like publicly traded stock or other items which don't fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect.
Michael Church Cert Res RD8306 is sensitive to your needs in this difficult time.