Property Valuations for Estate Settlement by Lewis S. Lerman AssociatesEstate settlement is often stressful, but a very important job. It's up to you as an executor to carry out the wishes of the departed as quickly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with as much respect to the feelings of everyone in bereavement.
Part of Lewis S. Lerman Associates's drive is to offer top-notch, ethical appraisals that attorneys can depend on. We understand their needs and are accustomed to working with all parties involved. Due to our experience in working with attorneys and accountants and various agencies, we produce reports that definitely meet all expectations.
Settling an estate most often demands an appraisal to show market value for the property affected. It's understandable that thinking about an appraisal is the farthest thought from your mind. So, there's a chance the time an appraisal is ordered will not match the date of death. We are knowledgeable about the systems and requirements needed to provide a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and market value estimate matching the exact date your loved one passed away. The ethical obligations stated within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) conforms us to confidentiality, ensuring the strongest degree of discretion for all parties involved.
The requirement of ordering a real estate appraisal when working with government agencies to prove income when filing documents is often overlooked by most people.
Opinions of value shown in documents filed with the IRS and Pennsylvania agencies definitely should be supported by a comprehensive report as to how the appraiser arrived at his conclusions. In having a report backed by Lewis S. Lerman Associates's professional appraisers, you will have the peace of mind that the numbers shown in the report will clearly demonstrate to the IRS that the numbers used are accurate and correct.
An executor will be satisfied by an appraisal by Lewis S. Lerman Associates which will give him solid facts and figures to deal with the IRS and Pennsylvania state agencies' requirements. There's no need to be concerned when getting a report from us, because we will back it no matter what.