Antique Claims Adjusting Today
Art and antique claims adjusting are no longer simple. The days where you just obtained a good appraisal and waved it around the court are a thing of the past.
More and more insurance companies have gone to “Binding Arbitration”. You now need more than a set of numbers to convince a “referee” your values are reasonable and accurate.
You must make a strong case the other sides values are not reasonable, nor accurate, too. You need an appraiser that not only can provide this but present an argument that the other sides’ appraisal methodology is weak, outdated, and bias.
This requires an appraiser that can help you with the negotiation, interpret art laws and help find court cases and sales records to substantiate your case. Most of all, you need good comparables!
The simplest aspect of a case could be the key to winning it. For instance, how does the court define the word “original”? What is the “hole” in the other side’s argument?
Let our firm assist you in this new area. We have over 50 years experience in appraising, negotiations and supplying rock solid sales comparable data. Don’t go into a binding arbitration meeting with anything but solid research, a proven game plan and an intimidating expert on your arm. We are your secret weapon.
Just give us a call and we’ll be glad to discuss this case with you and suggest ways we can help. Antique claims adjusting is our specialty.