Estate Planning

Settling an estate in Washington, DC may require the services of a professional appraiser.   Usually a home appraisal for estate settlement purposes is used by the IRS in the assessment of tax obligations associated with the fair market value of property held in the decedents estate.

Often, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested; such cases involve a retrospective appraisal.   At Capital Market Appraisal we are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death.   The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

We believe that a credible valuation begins with a highly qualified appraiser who is in tune with the local market environment and current sales trends.   We emphasize quality and clarity in our appraisal reports, written in a well-articulated narrative supported by reliable data, so that you may feel confident in meeting IRS and state agency requirements.

If you are an attorney, accountant, trustee, executor, fiduciary, personal representative, or beneficiary and would like to order a residential home appraisal for estate planning purposes click here.