leftRetroactive/Forensic valuations

Estate tax liability.  Disposition of assets under a will.  Disposition of probate. There are many situations where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered.   These assignments are sometimes called "Forensic" or a "Date of Death" appraisals.   For estate tax purposes or the disposition of the assets of a decedent, a "date of death" valuation is often required.   We've performed "forensic/date of death" valuations extending back as far as ten years.


Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on Lagasse Appraisal for "forensic/date of death" valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that's been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales. 


Real property isn't like publicly traded stock or other items which don't fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect. 


Please browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services offered.