Frequently Asked Questions - Below are listed some of the most common questions we are asked.
What type of assets do you value?
We value most tangible non-real estate assets - see our asset classes page.
For what purposes can you provide a valuation report for?
We provide valuations for most purposes - see our services page.
How much does it cost?
Our fees vary from assignment to assignment as no two assignments are identical and the time spent on different reports can vary greatly.
We can provide a written estimate or quote in most cases within a few hours of your request.
How long does it take?
Once again it depends on the assignment, as an example, inspection times for a houseful of chattels may take between 1 to 2 hours whereas a mining site may take a few days or longer.
What is included in a valuation report?
We produce very detailed valuation reports that comprise a detailed list of your assets, our key assumptions, market and asset intelligence, our qualifications, the relevant standards & rules, compliance certifications and any risk analysis or photographic evidence that may be applicable.
Are you qualified?
Our principal valuer holds valuation and appraisal certifications with the Australian Property Institute, The Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia, The Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers (SA) and the American Society of Appraisers.
Can I just send you photographs of the assets?
Ideal circumstances dictate that the valuer physically inspect the property to conclude accurate value, based on identification and condition. If the item is damaged or lost, however, a photograph might be the only surviving documentation. This extraordinary circumstance is a limiting condition that the valuer must disclose in the report.
Do I need a formal valuation or can you just give me a verbal estimate of the value of my assets?
Under our obligations to our professional associations it is inappropriate to provide verbal estimates of values.
Do you value every item?
It really depends upon the assignment. For example with property settlement (matrimonial) matters we would not value personal items of clothing, photographs, children's belongings and the like. For commercial type assignments we are generally guided by the client as to the depth of inventory that they would require.
Where do you carry out valuations?
We provide asset advice and valuation reports for assets located throughout Australia and internationally.