The team of Appraisers at Alderfer Auction have a unique advantage over most appraisers. Our appraisers are observing the market changes and trends on a daily basis through the ever changing landscape of the auction market. Alderfer Auction has built relationships with lawyers, banks, institutions and individuals who need to settle an estate, partnership dissolution, insurance evaluation, equitable distribution or market evaluation.
Each appraisal report is written in compliance to the governement standards of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Each of our appraisers have gone through vigorous training and have earned designations in their field. Designations include CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute), MPPA (Master Personal Property Appraiser) and CES (Certified Estate Specialists). Alderfer Auction is also proud members of NAA (National Auctioneers Association) and PAA (Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association).
Many appraisal needs are for governmental functions. This can include insurance replacement value, charitable contribution, Federal casualty loss, or gift tax. This appraisal valuation is very different than that of Fair Market Value. The IRS has very specific guidelines on what they need and who can do the appraisal. To insure the needs of our client meet the IRS requirements, Alderfer Auction has an affiliation with NAC (National Appraisal Consultants), Leon Castner and Brian Kathenes, each having extensive experience and expertise in this field allowing them to better serve the clients and customers of Alderfer Auction.