Testimonial – Estate Tax Appraisal

Dear Lorie and Lisa, Just wanted to thank you again for doing such a great job at my late Uncle’s estate.  James and I appreciated the fact that you were so kind and professional in our time of need. You told us we could call during the process in the event we needed a value.. read more →

Testimonial- Lisa Newburger L.I.S.W.-S.

“If you are looking for an outstanding expert who knows what she is doing, Lisa Lowy is the personal property appraiser you want. I watched my peers at the Northeast Ohio Planned Giving Association become enthralled with a presentation she did jointly with her partner Lorie Hart. I absolutely will recommend them as the need.. read more →

IRS Charitable Donation Presentation

We were recently honored to speak at the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council (NOPGC) on “Charitable Donation Appraisals and the IRS“, on January 9th. http://nopgc.org/ We were thrilled to be asked to address this wonderful group about such an important topic that can possibly make or break an organization from receiving a fabulous non cash donation.  The.. read more →

Questions to Ask An Appraiser

Questions to Ask An Appraiser What qualifies you to appraise my property? A qualified appraiser has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. The appraiser should be up to date on the latest appraisal standards. Continuing education and testing are the only ways to ensure this competence. The appraiser you hire should.. read more →

Instagram… as an art form?

Social media comes in all shapes and sizes and it is here to stay.  My daughter is presently taking a college English class where instead of writing papers in the traditional manner taught in schools, she is told to incorporate audio or visual techniques when communicating her ideas.  Technology has presented us with a whole new level.. read more →

Keeping Up With the Art & Collectibles Market

It has been a few busy months for L&L! Always working on staying current in the collectible and art markets we recently attended the Foundation for Appraisal Educations (FAE) seminar in San Francisco at Michaan’s Auctions. We were fortunate to hear a wonderful talk on contemporary Chinese Art by Susan Lahey of Eastern Art Consultants… read more →

Is Your Valentine Worth A Fortune?

As seen in the Solon Life Magazine (February 2014) & EzineArticles.com When you think of February, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snow? Leap Year? Groundhogs Day? The Super Bowl? If you are like us and many fellow romantics it is Valentine’s Day of course! February 14th, the time school children begin.. read more →

Ann Stone Collection of Napoleonic Decorative Arts

It has been an honor this past year working with the Ann Stone Napoleonic Collection. This collection was assembled from Mrs. Stone’s love and passion for Napoleon. A rarity indeed to find such a large and fine collection with only owner, but even more rare for the collector to have been a woman. Now, in.. read more →

Guest Appraiser on Value This Radio Show!

I was recently asked to be a guest appraiser on the nationally syndicated radio show “Value This with Leon and Brian”. I jumped at the opportunity because not only do I think Leon Castner and Brian Kathenes are brilliant appraisers, but they are incredibly fun! They asked me to speak about some “weird and cool”.. read more →