Annie’s Home Consignments proudly recommends Tisch Appraisal Group for all your personal property appraisal needs.

Christopher Tisch, ISA


Customers requiring formal appraisals of personal property in Steamboat Springs, or throughout Western Colorado, may wish to consider Tisch Appraisal Group. We are a full-service appraisal company. We perform on-site review, based upon your needs, to achieve your objectives.

Tisch Appraisal Group performs personal property appraisal services in the areas estates tax, insurance coverage or replacement, damage claims, charitable donation, divorce, equitable distribution to heirs, bankruptcy, and for general financial planning.

We appraise furniture, collectibles, artwork, silver, antiques, accessories, furniture, glassware, china, ceramics, figurines, general household goods, rugs.  This list is not exhaustive, so please inquire if in doubt. We do not appraise jewelry or real estate, and do not offer business valuation services. Further, we do not buy any items that we appraise, nor do we offer resale services in our capacity as appraisers. Instead, we provide a completely independent, professional assessment of your items.

Our owner, Christopher Tisch, is a generalist appraiser with experience appraising full estates as well as individual items.  He is an International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Certified Appraiser and is fully compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). All of our written appraisals conform to the 2018-2019 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and to the standards and requirements set forth in the International Society of Appraisers’ Code of Ethics and Appraisal Report Writing Standard. Learn why hiring a USPAP compliant appraiser is important HERE

Fees are generally billed at an hourly rate.  Keep in mind that for every hour spent onsite, there are generally several hours of corresponding hours of work needed offsite.  Off-site time is spent inputting collected data and pictures into a professional appraisal program, researching each item using our extensive reference library and subscription-based electronic databases, and preparing the written report

•    Decide which items you want to have appraised.
•    Make sure they are accessible.
•    Unpack items in drawers, boxes, trunks.
•    Put things of like kind together.
•    Arrange china and glass by patterns.
•    Gather receipts, certificates of authenticity, or earlier appraisals.

Taking these steps will streamline the appraisal process and ultimately save you money.

•    A cover document explaining what type of value is being sought (“purpose”) and how the appraisal is to be used (“intended use”).
•    The description of the methodology and resources relied upon.
•    A definition and description of the market(s) selected.
•    A complete and accurate description of the property written in such a manner that it can be identified without photographs.
•    The date(s) and location(s) of inspection and the effective date of the report.
•    A current USPAP certification statement. Competent appraisers must take a USPAP update course every two years.
•    The appraiser’s qualifications and signature.

•    It is handwritten or unsigned.
•    The fee is based on a contingency fee or the value of the property.
•    The appropriate “purpose” and “intended use” are not stated.
•    The item is beyond the appraiser’s expertise.
•    The appraiser lacks training in appraisal methodology.
•    The appraiser is not willing to defend the appraisal in court.
•    The appraiser prepares the appraisal report in anticipation of buying items from you after the report is completed.