Carr performed an appraisal for a property in February 2016. The report displayed a lack of knowledge of the Cinci real estate market. Rather than taking sufficient time to evaluate actual comparable properties, he compared the subject property, just north of OTR (Liberty Hill) with properties in Mt. Adams and Clifton. In his report he referred to Mt. Adams as a "trendy" but not OTR. An appraiser with familiarity would not make this omission. Additionally, his report was internally inconsistent. In one section, he found the rents to support a valuation of nearly $420k based on the actual leases, not estimates of the rent, ie, all the units were rented out and generating substantial income. Still his valuation put the property at more than 60k$ less than the offer price and stated within his report that "the GRM [valuation based on rental income] is unreliable due to lack of data." In my opinion, Carr's evaluation was uninformed and lackadaisical. I would not recommend his services.
Katy Bodenburg provided an insurance appraisal for my diamond ring. I was looking for a service that was unbiased and had no interest in making an offer to purchase my jewelry to assure that the appraisal was accurate. The service that Katy provided was exactly what I was looking for, professional, thorough, and gave detailed characteristics of my piece to support the resulting value estimate. I was very pleased with final report.
I used KB Gem & Jewelry to appraise my jewelry for an insurance rider. They were professional, did it while I waited, cleaned everything at no charge, and emailed the updated appraisal and photos directly to my insurance company. I have recommended them to all of my friends!
I used KB Gem to appraise a diamond ring for insurance purposes. The owner was very knowledgeable and professional. She explained everything involved in the appraisal and let me observe the entire process. I was very happy with her work.
I have used KB Gem twice and find her work to be accurate, prompt and fair priced. Her paaraisal for my mother-in-law was very helpful to find a fair price for which to sell the ring. Thank you
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