Full-Service Appraisal Firm in Newport Beach, CA
Joette Pierce & Associates is a full-service appraisal firm in Newport Beach, CA, accredited by the American Society of Appraisers, providing certified appraisal valuation services tailored to your specific needs.
By taking into account each of our client's unique needs, we are able to focus on providing "peace of mind" through our independent personal property appraisals.
Our clients include individuals, estates, corporations, law firms, insurance companies, donors, museums, and colleges.
What is a professional appraisal?
A professional appraisal is a legal, written document that contains a description and a researched valuation of each item. The certified document is written in compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations, insurance industry standards, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
The comprehensive report we provide gives you our professional opinion regarding the value of any item (at a given point in time). Our clients require certified appraisal valuation for insurance, taxation, distribution, and liquidation purposes. We are experienced in evaluating a variety of items. No matter the reason behind your request, we are well-equipped to provide an accurate, documented appraisal that attests to the real value of an item. Most importantly, we provide you with a written and certified document of our assessment.
Do you have an item you need to have appraised? Perhaps you require estate and trust valuation. Schedule a consultation with Joette Pierce & Associates. Let us put our appraisal experience and professional integrity to work for you.
Selecting an Appraiser
Black’s Law Dictionary defines an appraisal as a “valuation…of a property by disinterested persons of suitable qualifications.” To meet the definition, an appraiser must be both objective and qualified. Objective and qualified appraisers:
Are trained and tested in their areas of specialization.
Have a solid understanding of generally accepted principles of valuation.
Are committed to ethical appraisal practices.
Are trained and tested in appraisal methods and report-writing.
Must be re-accredited regularly by a professional organization.
Joette Pierce, our principal and appraiser, has many years of experience in the industry. She has appraised antiques, decorative arts, and rare books from around the world. Her clients have included those with private and public collections. Ms. Pierce was also appointed as an expert witness in various civil and criminal cases. Her expert testimony was instrumental in areas of theft, art, and antique furniture fraud, damage, and loss. Some of these cases have involved pieces valued at more than $2 million.
The benefit to you
We know the challenges you face. So, we provide the solutions you need. Our goal is to make your business life easier with insurance approved appraisals, accepted by all lending institutions, banks, courts, and the Internal Revenue Service. We prepare appraisals for a variety of purposes including insurance underwriting, loss and damage claims, estate planning, tax reporting, gift taxes, and charitable donations, property distribution, mergers and acquisitions, loan collateral, and personal use.
Fees for professional appraisal services
Please contact our firm for information on our fees based on the services requested.
Contact us if you have questions about our written appraisal services and fees. We proudly serve clients in Newport Beach, CA, and beyond.