APPRAISER: One who is expected to perform valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective.
We are a small family owned appraisal firm established in 2016 and serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We charge an hourly rate and there is a one hour minimum for any appraisal assignment or on-site inspection. Most clients have us come to their location for inspection of material to be appraised. Our office is in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago near the University of Chicago campus where we see clients by appointment only. We strive to be an equal opportunity employer and minimize our impact on the environment through reduced consumption, office-wide recycling, and counseling the wise reuse of material in our lives and for our clients.
Lead Appraiser- Kurt Soucek, ISA AM
Kurt Soucek is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in Fine Art, and a graduate of the ISA’s Appraisal of Personal Property program. ISA members are required to maintain expertise in personal property appraisal and regularly engage in education related to personal property and current best practices of the appraisal industry. Kurt has studied the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) successfully completing all required courses and exams set for the industry by the Appraisal Standards Board. He has been a passionate collector and dealer of art and antiques for over 25 years, and a professional appraiser since 2012