Estate Sale in the Heights

Jan 3rd and 4th 2015  9am-5pm

1013 Allston Street, Houston, 77008

Toyota Yaris 2008 3 door hatch back, 35,659 miles, antiques, furniture, art, sterling/ gold jewelry, crystal, china, books, sterling silver, silver plate, decorative items, light fixtures, solid doors, shutters, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, clothing, purses, office supplies and equipment, tools, fish pond with fish, plants, and much more for everyone.

Cash or credit cards only

“Bring your muscles & moving boxes!”

Costume Jewelry Appraisal in Houston

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Are you looking for a costume jewelry appraisal in Houston? Call Deborah Alexander of Alexander Appraisals and Estate Services. Deborah is an accredited & bonded appraiser of costume jewelry and more. She has over twenty years experience in appraisals of domestic and international decorative and fine arts, jewelry, as well as residential contents.

Appraisal Service Includes:

• On site examination of your jewelry
• Meticulous research
• A thorough, qualified appraisal of your work of jewelry, including photos and written documentation that meets IRS requirements.
• Adherence to only the highest industry standards
• Bonded to provide security and peace of mind
Alexander Appraisal Services can provide you with the peace of mind gained from knowing that your cherished jewelry has been assessed with your needs in mind.
Alexander Appraisals is based in Houston Texas, however, our fine art appraisers travel anywhere in the United States or abroad should the need arise.

Contact us today to discuss your costume jewelry appraisal needs. Please call Deborah direct at 281-630-3361.

Big Estate Sale This Friday & Saturday in Houston

Alexander Appraisal & Estate Services is hosting a BIG ESTATE SALE this Friday & Saturday.  The sale includes: furniture, sterling silver, gold jewelry, silver jewelry, costume jewelry, coins & paper money, art, crystal, curio case, porcelain figurines, pottery, bronzes, china, fur coat, ladies clothing & shoes, men’s clothing & shoes, designer clothing, linens, hide-a-bed sofa, computer, printer, kitchen wares, washer & dryer, refrigerator, tools, small freezer, rugs, books, electronics, golf clubs, plants, patio furniture, Peruvian furniture, record player, copper, light fixture.

Address of Sale:

15312 Falmouth Avenue
Houston, Texas 77084

Sale Dates and Times:
08/22/2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Friday)
08/22/2014 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Saturday)

Terms and Conditions:

Cash, Visa, Mastercard only-No Checks, No Exceptions. All sales final

For more information please visit our web site:  Alexander Appraisal & Estate Services

Should I Sell My Antiques Myself?

For whatever reason, you have decided to sell a few antiques.  So the questions arises, should I sell them myself or hire a broker?  For the novice, the process of selling them yourself can prove very overwhelming, and still not result in the desired financial outcome. Many inexperienced individuals who attempt to take on the task of researching and valuing their antiques have been subject to misleading information regarding their value.  There is nothing worse then letting go of one of your antiques, thinking that you have gotten a good deal, only to go home and find that another just like it sold at auction for nearly double the price.  Don’t learn this lesson the hard way.  Contact a broker and let them get top dollar your your antiques!

Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services in Houston brings to their clients years of experience in antique brokerage. We specialize in advising individuals, trustees, executors, and professionals in maximizing their profits by finding the best market in which to sell their antiques. Our office is located in Houston.

We will guide you through the complex marketplace, enabling you to make informed decisions. Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services will accompany your antiques through the time-consuming, complex process.

Photo credit: Chron.com Michael Brown Auction

Antique Brokerage Service Includes:

  • Any necessary consultation with our expansive international network of antique experts
  • Facilitating the sale of your item(s), whether to a private collector, museum, public institution, or a major auction house, whether domestically or abroad
  • All transactions are performed confidentially to protect your privacy

As experienced antique brokers, the specialists at Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services would be pleased to assist you with any and all of your antique brokerage needs.

Contact us today to discuss your antique brokerage needs.  Please call 281-630-3361.

Serving Houston, Texas and the surround communities.

Houston Estate Sale Company

Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services is a One-Stop Houston Estate Sale Company.  This personalized professional service allows you to achieve maximum returns with minimal stress by utilizing one single company.  Literally, One Call Does It All!

Our One-Stop Liquidation Solution encompasses three critical unified steps:

  1. Appraisal and Evaluation: The experienced, impartial professional appraisers at Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services will provide you with an accredited appraisal report.  Our accredited estate appraisal includes: an on-site examination of the personal property complete with measurements, condition assessments and photographs, an accredited appraisal report consisting of detailed descriptions, images of items, and values assigned, or a narrative preliminary estimate.
  2. Placement within Sales Venues: The items deemed to important or most valuable in the appraisal are identified and evaluated to determine the best upscale market selling venues to generate the highest dollar amounts, then scheduled for sale in those markets.  Deborah Alexander has over 20 years of experience liquidating valuable estate properties.  She will personally guide your valuables through the time-consuming, complex process of liquidation.  Alexander Appraisals has the ability to place your items with private collectors, museums, public institutions, and major auction houses, both domestically and abroad
  3. The Estate Sale: he remaining valuables are then organized, categorized, priced and then sold at an estate sale hosted by Alexander Appraisals and Estate Services.  Our estate sale services include advertising, set up and preparation, client payment options, clean up, donation, recycling, and an accounting statement at the conclusion of the estate sale.

The  Result – One Call Does It All!

This One-Stop Estate service offers our clients the fastest and most profitable solution to the difficult, stressful and time-consuming task of estate liquidation.  One company.  Expert appraisers.  Thoroughly experienced art and antiques brokers.   All powered by the knowledge to have valuable items sold quickly and at the right price.
Make that One-Call today to the professional experts at Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services.

Contact us today to discuss your appraisal needs.

 

Hurricane Season is Here Do You Have a Photographic Inventory of Your Valuables?

Protect your investments with a Certified Photographic Inventory from Alexander Appraisal & Estate Services of Houston, Texas. insurance-appraisal-damage-claim

We offer the unique service of a certified photographic inventory of your personal property, fine art, antiques and collectibles.

Every item in your home is photographed, with multiple photographs taken of the more important pieces. Most homes can be completed in four hours, and each inventory is accompanied by sworn certification.

This photo graphic inventory is in valuable in the event of a disaster.  It can only take one hurricane and less than 12 hours to devastate a lifetime of collectibles. Be prepared with a photo inventory for your insurance company.

Give Deborah Alexander a call today at 281-630-3361 for more information.

 

 

What is an ISA appraiser?

If you own valuable antiques or artwork, at some point in time you’re going to need an appraisal. Finding a qualified appraiser can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Therefore, if you’re searching for information about appraisers, then you can relax because this is the information that you’ve been looking for.

In this article we’re going to discuss three tips that’ll help you quickly and easily find an appraiser whose right for you. First, we’re going to talk about certified ISAappraisers. Next, we’ll discuss why you should always choose an ISA appraiser. Finally, we’ll finish up with one of the best ISA appraisers in the country.

After reading this article you’ll be fully prepared to hire a qualified appraiser for your valuable collection.

ISA_Logo_accredited membersWho Is the ISA?

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) was established in 1979 and has become the largest and most respected professional personal property appraisal associations whose membership is the best trained and most thoroughly tested appraisers located throughout Canada and the United States.

The ISA is a member-driven, not-for-profit association that was created to support the needs of its members and build public trust by certifying ethical and qualified appraisers as recognized authorities within the industry.

For more than 35 years the ISA has been known as the unchallenged personal property association to choose. There Core Course in Appraisal Methodology is broadly accepted as the most far-reaching in the industry. Consequently, the ISA has established itself as the leader in theory, methodology, practices, principles and ethics.

In addition, the ISA also offers comprehensive professional development in the areas of connoisseurship and product knowledge year-round coursework and educational classes at their annual conference.

Why You Should Choose an ISA Appraiser

The ISA trains the most highly skilled Personal Property Appraisers in the land. ISA appraisers also come from a wide-range of qualifying professions. For example, if you need a jewelry appraiser, antique appraiser, automobile appraiser, art appraiser, furniture appraiser or any other kind of appraiser for your collection, the ISA is your best option to find someone who is qualified to meet your needs.

ISA appraisers are experts across the entire spectrum of appraiser related services that you may need such as insurance damage claims, estate tax appraisals, probate, estate liquidations, business evaluations and many more situations.

And finally, you can find from among their hundreds of appraisers many who are capable of delivering auctioneering in auction services, appear as expert witnesses, conduct estate sales, and provide consulting work for furniture and art conservation, repair and restoration.

 Always Work With Skilled Professionals

When you need a professional ISA appraiser then you shouldn’t look any further than the services offered by Deborah Alexander from Alexander Appraisal & Estate Services. They have quickly become the industry leader for delivering comprehensive appraisal services that includes fine art brokerage and estate liquidations that exceed even the highest industry standards in the greater Houston metropolitan area and beyond.

It doesn’t matter if you require a certified appraisal, need someone to arrange an estate sale, or you need a highly qualified professional to arrange for the sale of a valuable collection of fine art. Alexander Appraisal and Estate Services is unsurpassed in experience, discretion and reliability with a proven track record of successful results.

Crystal Appraiser in Houston

Looking for a fine crystal appraiser in Houston?  Contact Deborah Alexander of Alexander Appraisal & Estate Services in Houston.  Deborah is an ISA AM accredited and bonded appraiser of fine antique crystal and glassware. Let her put her 20 + years of experience to work for you.

Flower Bowl

Flower Bowl, “Rock crystal style”, 1923–24 from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

What to Expect During Your Crystal Appraisal

You will need to call to schedule an appointment.  Our appraisers can come to your location or arrangements can be made to meet at our location.  During the appraisal the appraiser will examine the crystal and take photos.  If need be research will be done after the examination to determine the value.  Many factors go into determining value including; condition, rarity, history of ownership, age, and manufacturer.  Once the valuation has been completed you will receive a report consisting of detailed descriptions, images of items, and values assigned, or a narrative preliminary estimate.

Now That the Value Has been Determined, What Are My Options?

Most clients get an appraisal to either liquidate the items or insure them.  The information you receive will allow you to do either.  Should you decide that you want to sell the glassware our appraisers have the contacts and venues to ensure you get top dollar for your crystal.  We have contacts in antique shops, auction houses, as well as international buyers.

Ready to schedule an appointment?  Call Deborah Alexander today at 281-630-3361.