We get many requests for Date of Death Valuations. In most cases the accountant requests this for filing the final tax return and to aid in the transfer of assets from the deceased to a relative.
The average price of a residential Date of Death Appraisal is $350. Since no two properties are the same or if you have a commercial property, please call us at 866-533-7173 or fill out the form to your right for a free quote.
There are many situations — none of them lacking stress and complexity — where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth back in time, usually as of a date of death in the past, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. This is done for estate tax purposes and/or disposition of the assets of the deceased, a “date of death” valuation is often required, however, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death , but the same principles apply. Please check with your account or lawyer as to what would be more advantageous to you.
Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on Home Appraisals, Inc. for “date of death” valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that’s been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales.
You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect.
Please browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services offered.