You can use your iPhone or Android on Face Time, and your computer for a live online appraisal on Zoom. I view your objects using Face Time, and you can view my computer screen using Zoom for comps. Please read below which explains how an online appraisal works. When you are ready to proceed call me at 626-292-2224
Preparing for a Remote Live interactive ONLINE Appraisal
Having a personal property online appraisal Is like having an "Antiques Roadshow" live in your home. General personal property online appraiser Bill Novotny will conduct the online appraisal and inspection using Zoom and Face Time. He will interact directly with you on your computer/iPad or cell phone . You will show your residential contents on Face Time on your hand held phone. Check out this Face Time tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyfaJR7BilQ
It will help familiarize you with using Face Time and to allow Bill Novotny to perform an online appraisal of your personal property live and remote while interacting freely just as we would at an onsite inspection. We will also meet on Zoom and switch our focus back and forth between linked computer screens and and the face time inspection of your selected residential contents on Face Time.
Please review this link Utube video to acquaint yourself with Zoom so you can understand how to join Bill on Zoom. He will contact you to initiate. Check you email or text message for Bill's invitation to share his computer screen and communicate online also. He will send the invitation for you to join the online meeting at an agreed time. Then click his link and you are there. You do not have to have a Zoom account. If you have a zoom account better still. In either case it will be easy for you. Bill will send you a link; click on it; thats all it takes. You may be prompted to download the software...one click and you're done in either case. Find out more, go to Zoom Meeting Controls Overview youtube.
Using Zoom Bill can show you comparable "completed sales" online data to support his value opinions as needed. He can explain his adjustment for differences in relevant value characteristics.
Bill Novotny will refer you to free online sources he uses and show you how to use them later to further confirm or research the value of objects that he may not have researched when he is confident his value opinion is credible, yet still subject to error which could be significant. He asks you to request further research if important to you. The burden is always on him to develop and report credible assignment results. That is his most important task and he is very diligent when necessary. Call him directly to explore a Face Time live, remote online appraisal.
It is now possible anywhere in this great nation to get an online appraisal while you "shelter in place". Bill Novotny is an experienced antique appraiser. He can frequently find rare objects of significant value. Do you have hidden treasures? Find out! A live remote appraisal can be fast and very cost effective.
I used my iPhone to record my Utube video below. It was the first time I recorded a video. A FaceTime inspection will usually provide sufficient information for an online appraisal
Online appraisal issues affected by coronal pandemic
On site inspection by local appraisers may not be appropriate or allowed at this time. Fortunately online inspections are quite possible for a competent and qualified online appraiser, but it should be understood that an online inspection may have limiting conditions. Sometimes an appropriate assumption can be used regarding uncertain characteristics. Novotny will know what to do and discuss it with you. As an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. Novotny is diligent in considering all factors that could impact the credibility of his online appraisal to protect the public trust in online appraisers.
Novotny will identify and disclose limiting conditions that may apply to certain objects that may cause him to decline to appraise the object, or if possible, proceed with an assumption regarding the uncertain characteristics.
Novotny has been an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) since 1996. ISA recently published the below "Tips for Appraisal Reports during COVID-19" Be informed!