In 1979 Bill opened a 20,000 sq ft general antiques and used furniture store and retired in 1999. He has been an accredited personal property appraiser with the International Society Appraisers (ISA AM) in antiques and general residential contents since 1996. He has frequently conducted estate sales since 1988...MORE
The value of your residential contents is important for many personal reasons and for informed decision making. A competent personal property appraiser can conduct an online residential contents appraisal tailored to your needs. It is fun! Like having an online Antiques Road show in your home.
Bill Novotny does oral and formal personal property appraisals of most personal property types and ordinary residential contents.
Bill is deeply motivated to do all personal property appraisals competently and ethically. He studies property types and market activity daily and has done so since 1979 when he was on independent study for two nearly completed masters degrees in psychology (CSULA) and gerontology (USC), struggling to complete a masters thesis on quality of care in nursing homes (1978 to early 1979). Instead he opened a 20,000 s.f. empty antiques store in the heart of Glendale CA. If you can't find a local, accredited and competent personal property appraiser call Bill Novotny. Value in Doubt? Find Out. Call 626-292-2224 Now.
Novotny loves the Antiques Road Show. He competes with the guest antique appraiser to develop his value opinion first and then finds out if he was right or wrong. He started playing this property appraiser game in 1979 when he entered the antiques business and attended 2 or 3 auctions a week in order to stock his empty 20,000 square feet antique store in the heart of Glendale. Over the next 20 years he continued buying many complete housefuls and selectively at auctions or estate sales. On a weekly basis he still reviews complete online auction results for most types of personal property types online.
Since 1979 he begins each day with personal study of object types of current interest to him from his incredible library. Find out About Novotny. Call a competent antique online appraiser to get your online appraisal
As a general personal property appraiser Bill Novotny is familiar with most
After 40+ years of pricing and valuing most personal property types he can competently value almost all kinds residential content as well as your rare hidden treasure you did not know were treasures!
Novotny, an antique online appraiser can provide a fast paced oral online appraisal report for most household items (typically 10 - 60 objects per hour). He can also provide you with a signed written "Oral Appraisal Report Disclosures" form (OARD form) which provides context and meaning ensuring his oral online appraisal is properly understood. His oral appraisal report OARD form has all of the required elements of a formal "Restricted Appraisal Report" which you can request as an option. The online appraiser can create a formal appraisal report.
Otherwise your hand written inventory (Value Section) is noted as "enclosed" with the oral report (OARD form transmittal) along with his CV. This make his appraisal complete and in compliance with USPAP. Furthermore, the client's hand written value section is authenticated by the total number of entries appraised, and the total value of those entries documented on the OARD form. (click to see example) The OARD form includes a USPAP Certification.
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You too can have an "Antiques Road Show" type of oral online appraisal in your home live and interacting with an online appraiser of residential contents. Show your objects from your digital device to my computer screen and interact directly with a personal property online appraiser.
During the online appraisal, he will, as needed, research any rare or challenging objects online.
You can follow his research at the same time on your computer screen using Zoom...it is easy. He will set it up.
Bill Novotny ensures you will properly understand his value opinions, disclosures, assumptions and conclusions. You will have a basis to decide whether or not to rely on him.
When he orally values without research he is confident he is on target (there is no bullseye. He assumes his opinion is credible and that research will confirm his opinion. We agree to share that risk. You can always ask him to do research. Are you ready to find out more about an online appraisal...