Certified Appraisals


There are several reasons you may need to find out the value of your personal property:

  • To sell an item

  • To apply for a loan

  • To insure an item

  • To facilitate the probate process

Larry Parker is currently a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and can appraise all personal property, whether one item or an entire estate or business.
He has served as an auctioneer in the states of CA & TN and has held real estate licenses in these states. He is a past member of the National, CA, and TN Auctioneers Assoc., the CA Realtors Assoc., the TN Assoc. of Realtors, and the Sumner County Assoc. of Realtors. He was also certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist and has taught classes on how to handle personal property for estates and downsizing.

Larry's Appraisal Certification includes formal training in all of the following:

  • Appraisal Principles

  • Bank - Loan to Value and Liquidation

  • Bankruptcy

  • Casualty

  • Customs

  • Divorce

  • Estate

  • Ethics

  • Expert Court Witnessing

  • Gift Taxes

  • Insurance

  • IRS Requirements

  • Probate

  • Professional Liability

  • Report Content Requirements


With almost 40 years of personal property appraisal experience (including antiques, collectibles, household items, automobiles, equipment, fixtures, and supplies), Larry can give you a clear and detailed valuation for many different appraisal services.

Types of Appraisal Services

  • Insurance: Values increase over time, especially for antiques & collectibles

  • Replacement Value: Typically the true cost of replacing an asset is higher than the amount of insurance coverage most people maintain

  • Retail Value: The price you can get in the open market

  • Resale Value: The price you can get in the secondary market

  • Probate Court: To satisfy estate value and to show due diligence on the part of the court and trustee or executors

  • Taxes: It may be to your advantage to re-appraise, especially if values have decreased significantly