Do other online appraisals provide sales records?
Dr. Lori's online appraisals are based on actual sales records where similar pieces actually sold. Actual sales record(s) are part of the Online Appraisal document that Dr. Lori prepares. This information alerts you to locations where people have bought similar items like yours.
Online Appraisal Agreement
This is our Online Appraisal agreement. If you are interested in an Online Appraisal, you must read and agree to the appraisal terms below.
After we receive your information on the item, we will contact you at the email address that you provided concerning our acceptance to proceed and regarding payment methods.
Online Appraisal Terms
This is our proposal for an Online Appraisal which includes actual sales records when agreed to by the client, It will constitute a binding agreement between Masterpiece Technologies Inc. (who represents Dr. Lori) and the client.
We understand that the purpose of this appraisal is to determine the fair market value of the antique, collectible, or artwork. In preparing this Online Appraisal, we will consider various factors based on our expertise including but not limited to the condition of the piece, recent sales of comparable pieces, age, provenance, and basic physical condition.
If we agree to complete the Online Appraisal based on a digital image(s), we will prepare an appraisal report to include the following information: maker name or nationality of artist if available, general description of the piece, approximate date of the item, dimensions of the item, comparable sales record(s) and estimated value. The report will be based on the information ascertained from research and analysis in support of the appraiser's opinion.
The appraisal report will take no more than ten (10) days from the date of the receipt of your payment to be delivered. We will email the report to you at the email address you provided no more than ten (10) days from the date of the receipt of your payment. If you requested additional sales records after you received your Online Appraisal, those additional sales records will be provided to you no more than ten (10) days after the receipt of your payment for the additional sales records. We reserve the right to refuse to appraise any item offered for appraisal.
This proposal is subject to the following conditions, which are expressly made a part of the agreement for appraisal services:
Certification and Statement of Contingent and Limiting Conditions
The appraiser has no present or contemplated future interest in the property being appraised and neither the employment of the appraiser nor the compensation paid to the appraiser is contingent upon the appraisal value of said item.
The appraiser has no bias with respect to the subject matter or parties involved in any sale (if applicable).
All conclusions and opinions concerning the appraisal that are set forth in the report were prepared by the appraiser whose name appears in the appraisal report, unless otherwise indicated. No change of any item in the report shall be made by anyone other than the appraiser and the appraiser shall have no responsibility for any unauthorized change.
Any sketch and/or photograph may show approximate dimensions and is not to be used as an exact measurement unless otherwise indicated.
The appraisal assumes that there are no hidden conditions and the appraiser assumes no responsibility for the same.
Information, estimates, and opinions furnished to the appraiser and contained in the report were obtained from sources considered reliable and believed to be true and correct. No responsibility for the accuracy of items furnished to the appraiser by other parties may be assumed by the appraiser.
Neither all, nor any part of the content of the report, or copy thereof, shall be used for any purposes by anyone but the client specified in the report without previous written consent of the appraiser.
If applicable, appraisals are subject to satisfactory completion of repairs or restoration and value conclusions are contingent upon completion of the improvements in a workmanlike manner.
The appraiser has no interest in the item appraised and the appraiser has not made any offer to buy the item appraised.
The appraisal value does not guarantee a selling price for item appraised. The value is based on research and expertise and remains the opinion of the appraiser. The Online Appraisal, additional sales records, and other opinions provided do not constitute a guarantee of sale.
In the event that an error is made in the appraisal, the liability of the appraiser and Masterpiece Technologies Inc. shall be limited to the amount of the fee paid for the appraisal. The fair market value has been defined as the price at which a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither under any compulsion to buy or sell, without the necessity of a forced sale and commensurate with the market in which the item most commonly sells and with both parties having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts agree on the sale price of the item. This appraisal reflects the appraiser's opinion of the fair market value which has been established by rarity, comparability to similar items in the current market being offered and sold at private galleries and public auctions, published sales records, desirability, condition, and recent market trends.
Your agreement constitutes a binding agreement between Masterpiece Technologies Inc. and you, the client.
MASTERPIECE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
P.O. Box 188
Trumbauersville, PA 18970
I accept the proposal for an Online Appraisal and I authorize Masterpiece Technologies Inc. to proceed with this appraisal.
The client acknowledges that you have read this agreement, understand it and agree to be bound by it. The client further agrees that it is the complete and exclusive statement of agreement between you and Masterpiece Technologies Inc. concerning the Online Appraisal. Please print this agreement for your records.
Limitations of Liability
The Online Appraisal is furnished to the client for your use at your own risk. The client has no remedy for damages. Specific appraisers and Masterpiece Technologies Inc. will not be held liable and the client will have no remedy for damages for any claim of any kind whatsoever concerning the client's use of the appraisal regardless, of legal theory, and whether arising in tort or contract. In no event will Masterpiece Technologies Inc. be liable to the client for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind including but not limited to compensation, reimbursement, or damages on account of the loss of present or prospective profits or for any other reason whatsoever.
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