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Appraisals and Estate Sales

Personal Property Appraisals

Specializing in Estate and Antique Appraisals

AMERICANA APPRAISALS AND ESTATE SALES appraises all types of personal property and household contents. Household estates are our specialty. We are experts in the appraisal of estates, including, but not limited to, antiques, furniture, porcelains, silver, textiles and collectibles. Our experts appraise households throughout the state of New Mexico and are considered extremely knowledgeable in areas of Native American Art and New Mexico Decorative Art.

Tax issues, charitable donations, estate planning, divorce, legal settlement of estates, bankruptcy, and insurance claims and coverage can require a current writtenUSPAP compliant appraisal. A professional personal property appraiser, who is a member of the prestigious American Society of Appraisers (ASA), meets the legal requirements of banks, lawyers, insurance companies and courts of law. When looking for an appraiser, clients should look for professionals who are tested in the appraisal Code of Ethics and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices. Phyllis and Lynn meet these requirements..

New Mexico does not license or certify personal property appraisers. Be aware that many appraisers need only take a weekend course to get an association’s certification. No testing of knowledge is required. ASA members are required to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the appraising field plus years of college course work in ethics, USPAP, appraisal theory and connoisseurship of their area of expertise. We have over 50 years combined experience in appraisal knowledge.

  Fee Schedule:

Lynn Hightower,

A.S.A. Accredited Senior Member

   $125 Per Hour at Site + Document Preparation Research

  Phone:  (505) 247-3009

  Cell Phone: (505) 480-6667


Phyllis Thunborg,

A.S.A. Senior Member

  $125 Per Hour at Site + Document Preparation Research

Phone:  (505) 898-0863

Cell Phone: (505) 280-6863


Appraisal Pricing By The Piece Is Also Available

Specializing in Antique, Collectible, Decorative Art and Residential Content Appraisals