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Why Michael Ivankovich Appraisal Services?

Michael Ivankovich offers 35+ years of experience in the personal property field, and offers a unique background unparalleled in the field.

  • Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (1 of only 236 GPPA's in the U.S.)
  • Master Personal Property Appraiser (1 of only 60 MPPA's in the U.S.)
  • USPAP-compliant Appraiser (Uniform Standards, Professional Appraisal Practices)
  • Professional Licensed and Bonded Pennsylvania Auctioneer for nearly 20 years, #AU-003494-L
  • Named Pennsylvania's Auctioneer of the Year in 2004.
  • 35+ years Antiques Dealer experience.
  • Author of 20 published books, and numerous Antiques-related articles.
  • Consultant, Lecturer, and Public Speaker.

Personal Property Appraisal Services

A Personal Property Appraisal is an Opinion of Value, set forth by a qualified and experienced appraiser, based upon research into what comparable items have recently sold for, in current and comparable markets.

Whether you are seeking a Personal Property Appraisal for legal purposes, personal reasons, or just to learn what something may be worth, Michael Ivankovich Appraisals can probably help. As a licensed & bonded Auctioneer, professional Appraiser, published Author, and experienced Antiques Dealer, Michael Ivankovich Appraisals offers more than 35 years of Personal Property valuation experience.

We also offer a wide variety of appraisal services designed to help you understand what your personal property may be worth in today's rapidly changing market.

  • USPAP-compliant Appraisals on Single Items or Entire Households or Estates
  • In-Home Verbal Walk-Through Valuations
  • On-Line Appraisals
  • Appraisals of Collections or Specialty Items

Types of Appraisals Offered

People need appraisals for a wide variety of reasons. We can offer appraisal services for any of these needs:

  • Estate Appraisals
  • Insurance and Insurance Claim Appraisals
  • Inheritance Tax Appraisals
  • Divorce Appraisals
  • Equitable Distribution Appraisals
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donation Appraisals
  • Gift Tax Appraisals
  • Net Worth Assessment Appraisal
  • General Interest & Curiosity Appraisals
  • Appraisals on Antiques, Collectibles and Household Items
  • Art & Print Appraisals
  • Same-Day Valuations for Attorneys & Executor

Preliminary Narrative Appraisals
For Attorneys, Banks, Executors, & Fiduciaries

Sometimes you find yourself dealing with an estate or personal property situation where you are uncertain whether there is sufficient value to warrant the expense of a complete appraisal. For these situations we offer Preliminary Narrative Appraisals which can be especially helpful for Attorneys, Banks, Executors and Fiduciaries. With a Preliminary Narrative Appraisal we can personally inspect the estate or personal property situation and provide a quick, low cost written opinion of value in order to help our clients decide whether a more detailed USPAP Appraisal is warranted.

More specifically, we can personally inspect the personal property and issue a written narrative report which provides:

  • A general situation overview.
  • A narrative breakdown of various personal property categories such as furniture, art, glassware, jewelry, personal items, vehicles, etc.
  • Identification of items that may have above-average value.
  • Vehicle specifics (VIN, mileage, condition, etc).
  • A Valuation Summary Total which provides a ballpark range of value of what we saw.
  • Asset disposition suggestions and recommendations.
  • Digital images, where appropriate or upon request.
  • This narrative will adhere to USPAP guidelines and protocol.

When our schedule permits, we can often offer same day service.


Mike Ivankovich to Host "What's It Worth" Antique Appraisal Series

Mike Ivankovich, Host of the "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" Radio Show, will be hosting a series of What's It Worth Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Events both locally and in Florida in the coming months. What's It Worth airs weekly from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in the Philadelphia area, and can be heard on the Internet at You can contact the individual groups directly for registration details.

In addition to being a Radio Show Host, Mike Ivankovich is an Author, Appraiser, Auctioneer & Home Downsizing Expert. If your group needs a speaker for an upcoming meeting or event, in addition to What's It Worth Appraisal Events, Mike has programs on Home Downsizing, Antiques & Collectibles, and much more. He can be reached at (215)-264-4304 or you can visit:

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Mike's Upcoming Speaking Schedule


  • JAN 7: Telford Lutheran Home (Telford PA) - What's It Worth Event
  • JAN 15: Warrington Questers (Warrington PA) - 25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling
  • JAN 17: Network Connections
  • JAN 23: Perkiomen Valley Library (Schwenksville PA) - What's It Worth Event
  • JAN 24: Chester County Library (Exton PA) - What's It Worth Event
  • JAN 30: Doylestown Rotary (Doylestown PA) - Let's Have an Auction


  • FEB 16: Braden River Library (Bradenton FL) - What's It Worth Event
  • FEB 19: Dunedin Public Library (Dunedin FL) - What's It Worth Event
  • FEB 21: Safety Harbor Public Library (Safety Harbor, FL) - What's It Worth Event
  • FEB 28: St. Pete Beach Public Library (St. Pete Beach FL) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAR 2: East Lake Community Library (Palm Harbor FL) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAR 6: Island Branch Library (Holmes Beach FL) - What's It Worth Event


  • MAR 19: Elsmere Public Library (Elsmere DE) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAR 20: Margaret R. Grundy Library (Bristol PA) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAR 23: Ludington Library (Bryn Mawr PA) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAR 24: Old Bridge Public Library (Old Bridge NJ) - What's It Worth Event
  • APR 2: Warminster Parks & Recreation (Warminster PA) - You Children Don't Want It - What Do you Do?
  • APR 15: Haddon Heights Historical Society (Haddon Heights NJ) - What's It Worth Event
  • APR 17: Abington Free Library (Abington PA) - 25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling
  • APR 30: Madison Public Library (Madison NJ) - What's It Worth Event
  • MAY 2: Ann's Choice Questers (Warminster PA)` - What's It Worth Event
  • MAY 9: Warminster Parks & Recreation (Warminster PA) - Getting Your Home Ready for Sale: 50 De-Cluttering and De-Personalizing Tips
  • MAY 15: Springfield Public Library (Springfield NJ) - What's It Worth Event
  • JUN 13: Sayreville Historical Society (Sayreville NJ) - What's It Worth Event
  • More Pending

Our Latest Column:

The Nearly Extinct Formal Dining Room:
Why Your Dining Room is Worth Less Than You Thought

The Formal Dining Room, as we know it, is on the decline... and nearing extinction. It is used less frequently by the 60+ generation today than it was in previous decades, and the 30-50+ generation uses it far less frequently than their parent's generation. As a result, the value of what is in the traditional formal dining room... including the furniture, china & glass, and most accessories... have declined dramatically in recent years. This article will provide readers with the top 4 reasons why the value of their dining room contents is probably worth far less today than it was in previous years.

Complimentary 2-Part Column on Value

Values are constantly changing in the world of antiques & collectiblews, but what does "value" really mean? Value is an imprecise term that can mean different things to different people, especially in today's changing marketplace. You are welcome to print out a 2-part column (in pdf format) that was recently published by Michael Ivankovich.

"Understanding Value...What's It Really Worth?" (Part I)

"Understanding Value...Appraisal Values" (Part II)

If you have any questions, or would like a Free Appraisal Consultation with Mr. Ivankovich, call us at (215)-345-6094.

Michael Ivankovich, GPPA, MPPA
Personal Property Appraiser

P.O. Box 1536, Doylestown, PA 18901
Office: (215)-345-6094 Cell: (215)-264-4304
E-Mail: [email protected]
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