Combining formal education and professional experience, we specialize in unlocking the value of antiques, fine art, historical ephemera, residential contents, books, and other types of property.
Programs like The Antiques Roadshow have increased public awareness about the importance of appraising personal property; however, there are many different aspects of the appraising field that are largely unknown. “I am passionate about educating the public about proper valuation methodology, professional ethics, and increasing their knowledge about their belongings,” commented Stephanie Daugherty, owner of Specialty Asset Appraisals (SAA). There are many reasons to engage an appraiser to evaluate and value your personal belongings, including: Estate tax, estate planning, equitable distribution, non-monetary charitable donation (required by the IRS for donations over $5,000.00), insurance coverage, damage/loss claims, and liquidation/resale. Understanding the value of your assets is critical in making informed decisions for the future.
Specialty Asset Appraisals is accredited with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the largest of the professional personal property appraisal associations in the United States and Canada. ISA trained appraisers are leaders in appraisal methodology and ethics. Specialty Asset Appraisals seeks to enhance public trust by developing qualified and professional appraisals of various types of property ranging from general residential contents to rare books. We routinely perform professional appraisals for antique furniture, paintings, historical ephemera, sterling silver, collectibles, and rare books.
Associates at Specialty Asset Appraisals combine previous experience in the museum field with industry knowledge to provide a client-oriented approach to developing objective, unbiased, and substantiated personal property appraisal reports. Our appraisal reports are written in full compliance with the International Society of Appraiser’s report and writing standards as well as the Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). We serve individuals, corporations, government entities, universities, museums, historical societies, non-profits, and religious organizations in unlocking the value of their property in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
About Us: Specialty Asset Appraisals is an independent personal property appraising firm based in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Owner Stephanie Daugherty founded the firm after seeing a need to help people understand the value of their belongings so they can make informed decisions. Accredited by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the firm develops substantiated, professional, USPAP compliant appraisal reports to our clients. Further, SAA is committed to educating the public about valuation methodology, qualified credentials, and professional ethics.