Markets and participants are no longer strictly local. You need to have expertise and experience on a national and global basis, including research and analysis. Our appraisers travel and reside across the country bringing their highest credentials to bear on every situation, whether it is large or small, regional or national, for individuals or institutions to bring training, thought, and skill in resolving personal property assessments.
All types of appraisal functions are accomplished at the highest level, whether it is a simple task of providing market value for a senior citizen seeking to divide their treasures among their children or replacement costs for a vast archive at a corporate headquarters. Our appraisers are trained, qualified, and certified to provide our clients with the latest in appraisal methodology and standards. Reports are easy to read, definitive in nature, and complete in scope. They are also compliant with the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), IRS regulations, as well as the standards and code of ethics set by The International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
We work in tandem with other professionals, whether it is attorneys, accountants, trust officers, adjusters and claim managers, or even other appraisers to offer guidance, support, analysis, and documented help in unusual or complex valuation problems. This includes market evaluations, broad evidence reports, multiple valuations, blockage discounts, and advice on a host of appraisal related predicaments.
Brian and Leon in the studio of
Their weekly, radio talk show.
If you ask Leon Castner “What's a holograph?” and he’ll say, “It’s all Greek to me.” He’s right!
Holograph come from the Greek words “graph” (writing) and “holo” (with the hand).
Ask Daniel Webster, and the old dictionary writer would probably reply, “It’s a document written entirely in the handwriting of the person whose signature it bears.” Way to go, Dan! And although you might be tempted to confuse them with holoGRAMS, holoGRAPHS are a very collectible kind of autograph.
While he was in office, President Lyndon Johnson may have signed lots of legislation, but he hardly ever wrote anything entirely by hand. That’s why an LBJ holograph letter may be worth 10 times more than a similar piece of
correspondence produced on a typewriter, but with his signature. (Remember, in Lyndon’s day, they didn’t use computers the same way we do today!)