Our names are John J. and Debra J. VerStraete. We have been offering our clients quality antiques, appraisals, consulting & restoration since 1993. Most importantly, we can provide you with expert Certified Personal Property Appraisals  including: Residential Contents, Antiques, Collectibles, Decorative Arts, Machinery & Equipment, Business Inventory, and Business Equipment.  We are official members of the Certified Appraisers Guild. The Certified Appraisers Guild of America confers the professional membership designation CAGA to recognize the completion of the appraiser’s certification education and is the largest personal property appraiser organization in the country. All Members are professionals who have completed the certification process.  Rest assured that every certified member has made a commitment to the Certified Appraisers Guild’s Code of Professional Ethics.

Each member is required to attend professional training and pass a comprehensive exam before becoming certified.  The training each member is required to complete includes the Certified Appraisers Guild’s standards of personal property appraisal practice and appraisal report writing.  Special areas of emphasis in the training include: Internal Revenue Service appraisal requirements, estate and gift appraisals, charitable donation appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, appraisals for divorce, and casualty loss appraisals.  In addition, each member is required to attend our courtroom expert witness seminar with special emphasis on appraisals for courts and testifying in court. Professional written appraisals are needed for: Estate Disbursements, Probate, Insurance, Charitable Contributions, Bankruptcy, Divorce Settlements, Liquidation, Collateral and Business Insurance. If we can be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to call us @ 970-626-5629.

Our hourly appraisal & consulting rate is $150.00 an hour for two people, minimum charge of $35.00 to $150.00 for one item, depending on the item. A signed contract is required, please inquire.