You use your iPhone or Android on Face Time for a live online appraisal. The antique remote online appraiser will view your objects remotely on the computer rather than at an onsite inspection. Please read below to find out how an online appraisal works. When you are ready to proceed call me at 626-292-2224 email me
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 to interact directly with you streaming from your iPad or cell phone to reveal your residential contents so Bill can inspect each object sufficiently. 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 him to perform an online appraisal of your personal property live and remote while interacting freely just as we would at an onsite inspection.
Using Zoom he can show you comparable "completed sales" online data that supports his value opinions. He can explain his adjustment for differences in relevant value characteristics. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or interview. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.
Bill Novotny will refer you to free online sources 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.
Residential contents appraisers frequently find rare objects of significant value. Do you have a hidden treasure to show the remote online appraiser? Live and interactive online appraisal inspections can be fast and very cost effective. It is possible anywhere in this great nation during our "shelter in place". I used my iPhone to record the video below. It was the first time I recorded a video. A FaceTime inspection can provide significant features and maybe sufficient 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!