The sale of the contents of a home is conducted with sensitivity to the client’s circumstance and their specific needs. We take our role as stewards seriously and provide and orderly means to liquidate most property. As an appraiser, not an antique dealer, having no conflict of interest, Rachel T. Wescott & Associates, Inc. develops a sales program which maximizes the value realized. Properties we have sold for clients include: period American and English furniture and silver, art collections, libraries, toys, Oriental carpets, fine and costume jewelry, coins, cars, motor homes as well as the usual items found in any and every household.

Sale preparation includes sorting, categorizing and pricing ALL property. To maximize sale results and reach the most appropriate buyers, we use a targeted advertising approach, with an emphasis on individual collectors and dealers. At the conclusion of a sale, the client receives a report documenting all sales activity and income. We leave the residence empty and neat.

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A professionally prepared appraisal makes convincing argument for the value of an object by clearly describing it, examining its inherent quality and condition, identifying its attributes of value, ranking it among other similar objects, determining where similar things are bought and sold and by analyzing the appropriate market.

A Professional Appraisal Is:

Unbiased – The appraiser has no interest or potential interest in the property valued.
Independent – The desires, wishes or needs of the client cannot affect the estimation of value.

There are important National Standards known as the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice, promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation which is recognized by the United States Government as the authority for the development of appraisal standards and qualifications. These standards govern ethics, competency, method and reporting, set up a national standard to which all appraisers can be held.

Your furniture, artwork, carpets, decorative objects, collectibles, cars, toys, everything you own has value.

When you stop to think what you paid over a lifetime to accumulate the things around you, you will quickly see what a large investment you have made. What these things are worth becomes an important question in many circumstances, and finding out can give you peace of mind as you manage these assets and make decisions in your life, for yourself and for those you love.

An appraisal is the considered opinion of an expert, someone trained and experienced in what gives personal property value. You are accustomed to seeking the advice of your lawyer, accountant, trust officer, insurer, financial advisor and other experts. What many people overlook is the risk of treating their personal property as though it had no value, “It’s just all this stuff I’ve accumulated.” That can be a costly attitude.

By working with Rachel Wescott & Associates you will be able to make informed decisions about estate planning, insurance, purchase or sale of items, with the knowledge that what you plan for now will save you headache and heartache in the future. If trouble arises we will be ready and able to help.


  • Estate Planing: Household Inventories: Consultations
  • Appraisals for: Probate, Estate Taxations, Equitable Distribution, Insurance
  • Coordination with Lawyers, Accountants and Trust Officers in Estate Planning
  • Estate Sale Management
  • Value Consultation for Gift or Equitable Distribution
  • Purchase or Sales Advice/Confidential Sales
  • Exceptional Estate Sale Services Since 1997. Liquidations/Bonded and Insured, Please Call or Email for Full Details
  • Extensive References
  • National Auction House Referrals and Coordination
  • Collection Inventory, Cataloguing and Management
  • Monitoring of International Auctions with “Buy Alert” for Specific Objects or Artist’s Work
  • Strictest Confidentiality and Maximum Discretion
  • Household Inventories

VALUATION TRAINING and EXPERIENCE. Advanced training and testing in appraisal theory and valuation, American Society of Appraisers.

STANDARDS TRAINING and COMPLIANCE. Advanced training and testing on compliance with The Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation, Washington, D.C.

ETHICS TRAINING and COMPLIANCE. Advanced training and testing on personal property appraisal ethics.

LOCAL and NATIONAL MARKET EXPERTISE. Thirty two years experience in the Colorado Springs personal property market as merchant and auction coordinator.

PROVEN RECORD of SATISFIED CLIENTELE. Sixteen years experience in Colorado Springs as a full time, professional appraiser of personal property.

APPRAISE. Prepare an appraisal from simple to complex, servicing each client’s individual needs for estate taxation, equitable distribution, divorce, insurance, doing market research and drawing on my experience in the Colorado Springs market. In depth value research on articles of particular value. Efficient inventory and cataloging of household property.

Find BEST MARKET FOR PROPERTY of PARTICULAR VALUE. Consultation to maximize return for the sale of property of particular value, including research to locate best market nationally, management of shipping, consignment and collection of sale revenue.

Manage PROFITABLE ESTATE SALE. Estate sale coordination, including logistics, pricing, advertising, staffing, and documentation of sale revenue, all undertaken to maximize the return to your client.

FINAL DISPOSITION. Manage final distribution of property to heirs and disposal or donation of unsold property.