Personal PropertyAppraisal and Estate Consultants

Welcome to Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting!

Home > Personal Property News > Fine Art & Estate Planning

Kuehnert Appraisal & ConsultingI want to welcome you to the new website for Kuehnert Appraisal and Consulting. The site was designed with the help of IMPROZ, a Houston-based digital marketing agency, to be easy to navigate and provide useful information about the appraisal process and highlight our expertise and specialties.

The mission of our blog is to help educate visitors to the site on specific topics, trends, developments and changes shaping the world of appraisals. Our first blog will help answer the questions “When does one need appraisal services?” and “What can impact the valuation of property?”.


Life Events

A qualified professional’s skills are key assets when faced with these uncertain life events.  At Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting we understand how challenging it can be. We are a steady hand by your side, and you can be confident that our processes and evaluations are clear, concise and accurate. We have successfully helped our clients navigate these events by delivering outstanding services while always being sensitive to their needs and requests.

So just when does one need appraisal services?

The following are key events that require the assistance of an appraiser:

  • Death
  • Estate Distribution or Liquidation
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Valuation for Insurance Coverage
  • Damage Claims and Inspections


What Can Impact the Valuation of My Appraisals?

Market Trends

The value of items can fluctuate significantly based on market demand for items. Much like the stock market favoring certain companies, the antique, art and collectibles markets can change over time.

While demand for American and European antique furniture, art and collectibles has fluctuated greatly, new categories such as mid-century and modern art and furniture have become of interest for collectors of all ages.Many contemporary and vintage artists have developed significant followings, and the value of their works has risen accordingly.

By retaining a skilled appraiser you could discover that the rather unassuming painting in the den has soared in value or that your jewelry, collectibles or furnishing have similarly experienced a boom in popularity and have become highly collectible too. With our expertise and resources, we provide our clients with the tools necessary to make good decisions in the resolution process of challenging life events.


Geography also plays a part in the valuation of a piece. While supply and demand, as well as current trends, impact valuation, depending on the type of piece, the geographical location can move the value up or down. Simply put, not every piece has the same value everywhere. In Texas and the Southwestern United States, Western art and antiques tend to sell at higher prices (and be appraised at a higher value) than if located in New England. Conversely, nineteenth century American (North Eastern) antiques, for the most part, will be valued more in New England than in the Southwest.

At Kuehnert Appraisal and Consulting, we do our research and leverage our expertise and market knowledge to ensure our clients are provided a complete analysis of their items and their item’s respective values. With more than 25 years in the industry, we have the experience, network, and expertise to ensure that all your appraisal needs are completely satisfied.   We look forward to working with you!