Friday, December 25, 2009


MIAMI, Florida - How can people enjoy Christmas after losing everything they own including their home, collectibles, antiques and more?

Imagine, you and your family sitting down to dinner on a warm summer evening when reports begin arriving on TV about a huge weather system heading toward you.

After gathering your clothing and some important papers, you left before the massive storm hit. And then, almost as soon as the plane landed, stories started spreading about the widespread destruction. And then later, the realization that everything was gone.

Now it's Christmas, months have passed since the storm and you and the Missus are soaking up the sun in the Bahamas. The kids are skiing in Vail. Talking about the disaster comes easy, however. "What a relief that we had our home and all of our possessions inventoried, appraised and insured." If you called St. Lucie Appraisal, you'll be fairly compensated because of our commitment to being the best personal property appraisers in Florida. "Yes, and how nice it was to receive that huge insurance check! Who knew our collectibles alone were worth that much?" You're having a hard time trying to figure out how you'll spend all that money. Ordering another round of Mojitos comes easy too, primarily because you weren't penny wise and pound foolish. Unlike most of your neighbors, you made sure to obtain insurance for all the items your homeowners policy didn't cover.

Disasters are always unwelcome and usually unexpected events. Have valuables, maybe a few boxes of baseball cards or other collections? Make certain they are properly insured. It could be the difference between Christmas in a FEMA trailer or drinking cold Mojitos on the beach in Bimini.

Your choice.

The St. Lucie Appraisal Company serves all of South Florida including Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard Counties. Your questions are always welcome.

Our service area includes St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. Cities include Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Opa Locka, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall and Homestead.

Diminished Value Appraisals throughout Florida including, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Lakeland, Panama City, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Key West, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Gainesville, Lake City, Sebring, Bradenton, Titusville, Panama City, Bonita Springs, Naples, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

Our rates for services are as follows:

Auto Appraisals (Donations, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Insurance Disputes) $125.00

Stated Value Appraisals (Antique & Classic Cars, Street Rods, Motorcycles, RVs, Trucks) $175.00

Auto/Truck/RV Condition Reports $225.00 and Up

Diminished Value Appraisals (Determines how much less your car is worth after accident repairs) $225.00

Personal Property Appraisals (Contents, Collectibles, Art, Antiques) $225.00 and Up

All other services and additional time when necessary  $75/Hr.

Expert Witness - Court Appearances, Depositions, Mediation $225/Hr.

You may obtain appraisals for Financing, Charitable Donation Tax Credits, Collateral, Damage Claims, Equitable Distribution, Bankruptcy, Estates, Insurance Stated Value, Purchase & Sale and Diminished Value.

Appraisals of Personal Property, Art, Boats, Classic & Custom Autos, Antiques, Collectibles & Memorabilia, Electronics, Machinery, Motorcycles & Choppers, Furnishings, RVs, Trucks & Heavy Equipment. Business Valuations specializing in all types of small businesses.


Keywords for this article: antiques, baseball cards, BROWARD, collectibles appraiser, DADE, FLORIDA APPRAISER, MARTIN, PALM BEACH, PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISER, ST. LUCIE APPRAISAL,

Revised 08/29/2012
Updated 06-20-2013