Personal property covers all the typical aspects of one's home contents and belongings - everything except real estate. A personal property appraisal is a formal document which indicates an opinion of value of an item or items. A credible appraisal is written by a certified or qualified individual who has no personal stake in the item being appraised. Miller Appraisals follows rigorous ethical guidelines and writes all appraisals to the highest of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) guidelines. We also subscribe to various databases which help provide us with detailed market information. 

We work with our client’s needs for varying types of appraisals to include:

  • Insurance Appraisal – Conducted to determine the replacement value of items if those items were to be lost, stolen, or damaged.

  • Donation Appraisal - Used for tax purposes to evaluate the fair market value of items or collections being donated to a  museum, non-profit organization, or similar institution. 

  • Estate Appraisal – Performed for estates in order to determine the fair market value of assets for the purpose of sale or when required by the IRS, or when required by the family to help equally divide items among heirs. 


Having an estate sale can be an overwhelming experience. Be sure your items are priced right with the help of Miller Appraisals. We can do a walk-through with you before your estate sale, and help you to accurately price your general household goods, antiques and collectibles, art, jewelry, and many other items. This type of valuation is verbal only, and does not include any written reports. Please inquire via the "Contact" link to see if your estate contents and situation would be suited to verbal valuations.