In most cases, after an initial contact by email or telephone and discussion of the client’s requirements, an appointment is set for a personal inspection.
A visit is arranged to the client’s home or business to inspect the work(s) of art, make notes on condition, and take measurements and photographs. This is preliminary to an appraisal as well as to cataloging or collection documentation.
Elizabeth Gaidos prepares her written appraisal reports to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and the International Society of Appraisers Report Writing Standards. She also follows all applicable IRS guidelines.