ABOUT Formal Appraisal


Appraisals are provided for all purposes including gifts, insurance, tax, probate or sale. Where appropriate, we will provide detailed recommendations of the most advantageous method and place of sale.

We will also advise the client, without prejudice, whether any offer that has been received should be accepted.

An appraisal from Harmers International. Inc. includes:

1. A formal appraisal, duly notarized as required.

2. Professional unbiased advice on selling.

3. Full insurance coverage while in our possession.


On the first $50,000 of value                  2.5 %

Portion of value in excess of $50,000       1.5%

     Minimum Charges:

On Our Premises                                      $100

In the NY Metropolitan Area                      $100 plus $150 per hour and Travel Expenses

Outside the NY Metropolitan area call for pricing.


Properties shipped to our premises for Appraisals MUST be insured by the client while in transit both to and from our facility, with a delivery signature required (see Shipping your Material). We will provide insurance whilst the collection is on our premises.


“Estimated cost” appraisals can be supplied to Harmers International clients with a Capital Gains Ta liability. These are in the form of a letter advising the estimated cost based on such information ad the client can supply.


The cost for an “Estimated Cost” Appraisal is $250 plus 1% of the net realization.


The appraisal fee is refunded if the property is consigned to and sold through Harmers International, Inc.