Antique Appraisals Santa Barbara

Antique Appraisals Santa Barbara

Thomas Schmidt
35 Years of Local Experience


Antiques, Art, Furniture, Porcelain, Watches, Photographs

Valuation of Antiques and Personal Property
Estates Managed and Cleared

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Certified Antique/Personal Property Appraisals in Santa Barbara

We are experts at antique appraisals in Santa Barbara. Our goal at Schmidt Appraisals is to provide quality information to our clients. We are qualified to appraise entire estates or single items of significance. For onsite appraisals, please e-mail or call us at 805-563-1267. Our fee is $90/hour plus document preparation services.

Onsite Appraisals

Onsite appraisals are available for private or corporate (trust companies, attorneys, insurance companies, etc.) clients. These would most likely be useful for those requiring the entire contents (or particular collections or items of interest) of a household to be evaluated for estate, legal or insurance purposes. Moreover, we also specialize in the disposal of personal property for banks and trusts, including the purchase and disposal of estates or the total clean-out of personal property from houses.

Consultation Appraisals

Many times, situations arise where a beneficiary has inherited an estate and needs to dispose of the household personal property and therefore, has no idea of the value and either does not want or need a written appraisal. We will visit the premises or view items online with beneficiaries and perform a verbal appraisal on the household contents. Additionally, in many cases, we can provide the client with names of legitimate buyers for the contents, based upon the items and their appraised value. Moreover, this is an excellent way for a client to collect necessary information.

Estate Appraisals

Estate appraisals are often required by banks, trust companies or attorneys following a death. Moreover, ascertaining the value of general household items, art, jewelry and collectibles is the most usual aspect of this type of appraisal. Therefore, these appraisals require a separate certification for legal reasons.

Legal Appraisals

Legal Appraisals are most often used to help settle disputes, such as divorce proceedings. Again, valuation of general household items as well as antiques and collectibles is oftentimes necessary. These appraisals require a separate certification for legal reasons.

Insurance Appraisals

Insurance Appraisals are useful in situations where a client may be attempting to ascertain values before insuring an item or after an item has been damaged and a claim has been filed. These appraisals require a separate certification for legal reasons.

In Conclusion – we are experts in all aspects of antique, art, and estate appraisals and are able to take care of all details pertaining to your appraisal needs.


Testimonials & Client List

I have built lasting, long term relationships through honest and fair business practices. I am proud to have so many loyal customers.

Client list and referrals are available upon request.


Thomas Schmidt

Santa Barbara Appraisals - Thomas Schmidt Art and Antiques AppraiserThomas Schmidt
Santa Barbara Appraisals | Thomas Schmidt | 805-563-1267

436 Venado Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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