Welcome to Scottsdale Appraisal in Scottsdale, Arizona!
Scottsdale Appraisal specializes in the appraisal of all personal property including antiques, collectibles, and residential contents such as furniture, porcelain, pottery, silver, fine art, and decorative items. At Scottsdale Appraisal our personal property appraisers have valued everything from paintings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the kitchen sink (literally!).
Kirsten Smolensky, JD, ISA AM, is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and an IRS qualified appraiser. She has taken and passed USPAP (the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice), and passed exams on appraisal theory and appraisal methodology, the appraisal of antiques and residential contents, and the valuation of fine art. Kirsten has also attended various other seminars on appraisal methodology, appraisal theory, USPAP, and the identification and valuation of antiques and residential contents. Kirsten is also on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education (http://www.foundationforappraisaleducation.org/). In August of 2011 she presented a webinar to ISA members entitled "Chinese Export Silver". (While Kirsten is a generalist appraiser, silver appraisals are one of her specialties.) As a generalist, Kirsten consults with specialists across the country as needed. More information about Kirsten's qualifications is here.
LAWYERS & TRUST OFFICERS: Professional, USPAP compliant, written appraisals are available for all purposes, including divorce, estate division, probate, bankruptcy, insurance, damage claims, IRS charitable contributions, and any and all legal matters. Kirsten's legal background, first as a litigator in Chicago and then as a law professor at the University of Arizona, makes her one of the few personal property appraisers in the United States that is uniquely positioned to consult with attorneys on cases involving difficult valuation questions. She offers appraisal review, expert witness and consultation services.
INDIVIDUALS: Have you found yourself overwhelmed by the "stuff" you received after the death of a loved one? Do you like to collect antiques and other items of interest, but now want to downsize? Before you donate that vase, find out whether is it worth $5 or $5,000. Included in all appraisal fees is complimentary information concerning the best venue for disposing of property to maximize your income.
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Kirsten provides services to the following areas:
Scottsdale, AZ Phoenix, AZ Fountain Hills, AZ Glendale, AZ Peoria, AZ
Sun City, AZ Sun City West, AZ Mesa, AZ Tempe, AZ Chandler, AZ
Gilbert, AZ Cave Creek, AZ Carefree, AZ Anywhere in the United States!