James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. knows the special needs of estate executors

Estate settlement is an important and sometimes stressful job. As a trustee, you've been given the responsiblity to carry out the wishes of the departed as quickly and with as much dignity as possible. You can count on us to act expeditiously and with as much empathy to the feelings of everyone in bereavement.

Lawyers and accountants depend on our ideals when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being determined for real property. We are sympathetic to their needs and are accustomed to dealing with all parties involved. Because of our experience in working with attorneys and accountants and various agencies, we assemble reports that definitely transcend all expectations.

Contact us today to discuss your specialized estate appraisal needs and how we can put our business acumen to work for you.

Settling an estate usually depends on an appraisal to determine market value for the residential property affected. We understand that when you lose a loved one, ordering an appraisal report is the furthest thought from your mind. So, there's a chance the date an appraisal is ordered will not match the date of death. James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. assures that our appraisers are knowledgeable about the procedures and requirements requested by revenue services to perform a retrospective appraisal with an effective date and market value estimate matching the exact date of death. The ethical requirements stated within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) conforms our appraisers to confidentiality, guaranteeing the highest degree of discretion for you and your family.

Often, people do not fully fathom the importance in having a full real estate appraisal produced in support of the numbers shown in tax documents filed with the IRS.

An accurate report showing the appraiser's opinion of value is important to support the methods the appraiser used to come to his conclusions. Such a report will clearly demonstrate to the authorities that the numbers used are accurate and correct.

An executor will be overjoyed by an appraisal report by James M. Hanson Associates, Inc. which will show him undeniable facts and numbers to cooperate with the IRS and New Jersey state agencies' requirements. It assures peace of mind to everyone concerned because we will always be there to stand behind the appraisal if it is ever challenged.