The idea behind founding What’s it Worth – a streamlined, high quality online art and antique appraisal website.
“My grandmother gave me this antique furniture over 40 years ago and even though she told me it was valuable, we never had it appraised.”
“These paintings have been in my family for years and while we’ve always admired them on or wall, we know nothing about them.”
Where can I sell my art? Where can I sell my antiques?
These are just a few examples of many questions that arise when it comes to possessing art, antiques and rare objects. While there are plenty of seasoned art collectors who are intimately involved in the acquisition and valuing of their art and antiques, there is another large segment of the market who are in possession of art and antiques and need to simply begin exploring the question – what are they worth?
The average hourly cost for a formal appraisal is roughly $175 per hour, and rightly so. Many appraisers not only bear the expense of becoming accredited and staying updated on their licenses in the appraisal profession, but many are also highly specialized and educated in a particular area of specialty such as fine art, antiques, jewelry, etc.
Here at What’s it Worth, we don’t think that these customers should have to pay a premium for a formal appraisal while they are in these early, exploratory phases of discovery. They are not looking (at least not yet) for a formal written insurance appraisal, tax appraisal or appraisal for estate planning purposes.
As founder of the company and as an accredited appraiser and specialist myself, the question of where do I discover if my art and antiques are worth appraising without paying a fortune is a valid one. Appraisers simply do not have the time to look at every object that comes across their email. What’s it Worth is here to fill that gap in the market. Rest assured that customers now have a qualified resource with a team of top experts dedicated to helping clients discover if their art and antiques have value or should be sold in the next tag sale.
We not only will strive to get the answers you need, it is also or goal that you enjoy the discovery!
So find out What’s it Worth and discover on!
Founder, What’s it Worth?