Fine & Decorative Art Appraisals
Soodie Beasley Appraisals LLC is an appraisal firm providing reports for estate planning, estate tax, gift tax, non-cash charitable donation, equitable distribution, insurance, sales advisory, and collection management of fine and decorative art. Our well-researched, in-depth reports provide reasoned and defensible opinions of value that are substantiated by examples in the most appropriate market. They conform to current IRS requirements for Qualified Appraisals and to the federally mandated Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice.
Ms Beasley, principal, is a Qualified Appraiser — an accredited senior appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in antiques and decorative arts, and a certified member of Appraisers Association of America (AAA) in 20th-century design and accredited in Latin American art. She has experience in all aspects of appraisal valuation, and has served as an expert witness in litigation and an advisor to both private and public entities nationally and internationally. [click here: LOCATIONS SERVED] She works with a network of highly regarded specialists in other fields, and is retained by experts of other disciplines across the country.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, we maintain a staffed office in the Denver Metro area
We are an independent, full-service personal property appraisal firm.
Appraising is our only business. We do not buy, we do not sell, we do not carry inventory. Confidentiality and professional objectivity with no conflict of interest are assured. Appraisal reports exceed the requirements of estate planners and attorneys, banks, and insurance companies. We are experienced, highly market-aware, and extremely discreet.
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