Why Choose Ragazzi Appraisals
We value our customers and our integrity, therefore our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction.
Our pledge is we adhere to the code of ethics of the USPAP and The Appraisers Association of America. I declare that I hold myself out to the public as an appraiser and perform appraisals on a regular basis and because of my qualifications as described on this website. I am an accredited appraiser in the field of antiques, fine art, jewelry, decorative arts, collectables, personal property and household contents. I certify that the appraisal fees are not based on a percentage of the appraised property valued.
Our documented reports are completed in a timely fashion, usually within five days after the inspection or sooner depending on the amount of items and /or research involved.
Immediate verbal appraisals are used when customers urgently need a valuation of their possessions.
Appraisal fees are based on a fixed arrangement depending on the scope and complexity of each individual assignment. It is customary to quote a fixed appraisal cost after inspection and review of the proposed work. All fees include travel time. Appraisals include descriptive inventory documentation with valuations, photographs, research and an affidavit when necessary.
About Ragazzi Appraisals
Joseph Ragazzi is an accredited appraiser of Antiques, Fine Art and Personal Property. Serving the New York City Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County. He is a member in good standing with the Appraisers Association of America since 1980.
Joseph Ragazzi, the proprietor of Ragazzi Gallery (established 1965), is an accredited market analyst who has completed the course work and examinations on appraisal principals within the Appraisers Association of America, New York University Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice program, USPAP. In addition, he has met the stringent requirements for membership in the Appraisers Association of America. Mr. Ragazzi’s membership is in good standing, and he subscribes to the code of ethics of the Association.
He has a broad range of expertise in the world of antiques, fine art, jewelry and personal property, and the ability to recognize values is based on prescribed methods of evaluation and research. He uses the Market Data Comparison Approach in most appraisal reports. The market comparison approach analyzes recent sales records of comparable articles at major international and regional fine art auctions, trade shows and exhibitions, as well as prevailing prices at retail stores, web stores and galleries where the article may normally be traded. Adjustments are then made for each article which considers age, condition, rarity, artistic merit, technical workmanship, current trends and availability of an article as compared to such recent sales.