MARK CLAY GROVE is an accredited appraiser of antiques, fine art, folk art, silver, furniture, ceramics, textiles, household contents, etc. as well as a published author, lecturer, and former NYU adjunct faculty for appraisal studies. Practices as an accredited (ASA) personal property valuer. Has been a regular PBS TV presenter since 2010. Has 37 years of experience in the field and the business of antiques and art. Has been USPAP compliant since 2002. D&B DUNS designation. Federal CCR Listed. Experienced cool under fire expert witness at trials and depositions.
Locations: Most frequented home range: Northern Virginia south to Charlottesville Virginia and in the Shenandoah Valley from Woodstock Virginia to Winchester Virginia. Usual territory: Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware although Mr. Grove provides consultations and appraisal services anywhere because he is a US/UK dual national (with both US&UK passports), and thus he is able to practice abroad. Typical assignments are for insurance scheduling, estates, donation, planning, settlement, equitable distribution, damage claims, divorce, expert witness, inventory assessment, purchase & sales advisories, tax basis, appraisal review, after action battlefield and disaster assessments, asset consultations for windfall heirs and lotto winners, as well as other intentions using standard protocol explained throughout this website.
Mr. Grove holds the world’s strongest credentials by the most prestigious professional appraisal association, The American Society of Appraisers (ASA). His service is impartial: he never buys client properties and never barters his services. Clients and fiduciaries can rest assured that Mark’s opinions of value are not influenced in any manner: not by his own interests and not by the clients’ interest, no matter how powerful or influential the client(s) may be. The same absolute is applied to confidentiality. Celebrity clients relax, unless you are Copernicus, Mr. Grove will not be mesmerized by your presence. Read testimonials.
Valuations are determined by market comparables just like real estate appraisals. The US Federal USPAP regulations, which apply to all appraisers of every stripe, are in effect in the United States. If you are a fiduciary representing clients with property in the US and abroad, why not assign one valuer to catalog and evaluate all of the clients’ assets?
Consultations: Not all assignments require a numerical conclusion — an appraisal. Sometimes a consultation is required by a client prior to a high value purchase or sale. Or, a triage of material assets may be in order when clearing a garage or attic or when downsizing. About half of the engagements that Mr. Grove accepts are for these types of consultation purposes. No matter: when in doubt, call an experienced professional to sort things out. It will give one peace of mind and maintain family cohesion in the event of a necessary equitable distribution of assets. Call Mr. Grove. You will be glad that you did. See Schedule of Fees.