Schedule a Virtual Valuation
We offer virtual valuations through zoom where you will be able to show your property and ask questions in real time. To schedule a virtual appointment or for more information, email [email protected].
Schedule a Specialist to Make a Visit
If you have a collection of wines you are considering for consignment, please reach out to Andrew Bradbury at [email protected] to discuss an onsite evaluation at your home or cellar location.
There are two types of visits Clars’ specialists may make:
- The Courtesy Look (roughly 95% of all visits made) for which there is no charge. In this situation, the specialist will take a quick walk through the home, apartment, or business. If requested, they’ll be happy to give verbal estimates on a couple of the items, if they can, but will not give estimates on each item. They will discuss which items make sense for auction and which don’t, and sometimes they can give a global estimate what the entire collection/estate might bring.
- The Valuation, for which Clars charges $250 the first hour, $150 each additional hour. This includes one hour of travel time. There may be additional time required for research on some items. How long this takes, in addition to the numbers of items and the research involved in determining their value, may depend on how much detail is required (i.e. does the client require estimates on every single item, or perhaps only those worth more than $100?), and whether the items are easy to view, or need to be pulled out of drawers and closets.
Clars’ staff does valuations for insurance purposes, divorces, donations or business evaluations. Occasionally they may recommend non-company appraisers.