Property Valuations for Estate Settlement by Leslie A. DeCicco, SRPA

Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as promptly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.

Lawyers and accountants rely on our ethics when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a worth being placed on real property. Usually, all parties will have their own suggestions of how the appraisal process should work; however, our knowledge of the estate process definitely satisfy all parties involved. In our company, we are used to dealing with law offices in providing appraisals that meet their demands.

Contact us today to discuss your specific estate appraisal requirements and how we can put our business acumen to work for you.

Settling an estate generally requires an appraisal to establish fair market value for the house in question. It's understandable that ordering an appraisal is the farthest thought from your mind. Because of this, now and then there will be times that the effective date of an appraisal report differs from the date of your loss. Our staff is accustomed to the practices and requirements obligatory to provide a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and fair market value estimate matching the exact date your loved one passed away. The ethics provision listed within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) conforms us to confidentiality, ensuring the highest degree of discretion for you.

The importance of owning an appraisal when dealing with the IRS to explain income when filing documents is often overlooked by most people.

One of the most important requirements in an appraisal is an appraiser-supported opinion of value in a comprehensive reason as to how the appraiser came to his conclusion. In having a report backed by Leslie A. DeCicco, SRPA's expert appraisers, you will have the knowledge that the numbers shown in the appraisal will clearly demonstrate to the IRS that the numbers used are accurate and substantiated.

Leslie A. DeCicco, SRPA ensures an accurate report, which will provide an executor accurate facts and numbers that will exceed IRS and revenue agency requirements. You need not be concerned over anything, because Leslie A. DeCicco, SRPA will be there to stand by our work if they are ever challenged.

Opinions of value shown in documents filed with the the IRS and CA state agencies definitely should be supported by an exhaustive report as to how the appraiser acquired his conclusions.

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