Appraisals



Sound Estate is pleased to offer 
Personal Property Appraisals!

Sarahlynn Schenck has been trained in Personal Property Appraisals by the International Society of Appraisers and Certified Appraisers Guild. 

Personal Property Appraisals include items such as Antiques and Residential Contents.  We are also versed in vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, figurines, silver, gold, tractors, and more.   




We can be hired to provide Verbal Experienced Opinions for;
  • Appraiser Booths at Events 
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • General Curiosity!  
Our Certified Written Appraisal Reports can be completed for;
  • Bankruptcy
  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Probate
  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Coverage and Riders
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Tax Deductible Gifts
Additional Services Available;
  • Appraisal Reviews
  • Brokering
  • Expert Witness
  • Speaker Events
Sarahlynn is a Generalist, but specializes in;
  • Antiques
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture 
  • Glass
  • Northwest Coast Native Art
  • Silver - Sterling
  • Residential Contents
  • Vintage Toys

We meet Internal Revenue Service appraisal requirements.  Most Non-Cash Charitable Contributions exceeding $5,000 (except certain publicly traded securities) are required to have written appraiser certified documentation, as per IRS form 8283.  

Please visit the IRS site for the most up to date information on this topic. 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8283.pdf   

All Written Appraisals are Legal in Court, and your appraiser is available to become a Courtroom Expert Witness.

We do not offer appraisals over the phone or internet, or by pictures only.  We must be able to see the item in person to properly determine its value.  We can drive to you for large items, or a large quantity of items, or you can bring the item(s) to us in Puyallup, WA.  

Please Contact Us to discuss your needs and our current competitive rates.