A piano appraisal will give you an estimated value for your instrument. There are many reasons that you may wish or need to find this out. Here at Louisville Piano Pros we have an excellent reputation in the world of pianos and are highly trusted by our colleagues. We perform thorough appraisals and will provide you afterwards with a whole range of information about your instrument, as well as the estimate.
What is a piano appraisal?
A piano appraisal is a service that will tell you the estimated resale value for your acoustic piano. You will be provided with a document that lists the findings of the assessment that has been compiled by a piano technician. The document will also provide you with information such as the current conditions, the age of the piano based on its serial number and will consider the state of the current market. It is a vital service if you need to find out the value of your instrument and our expert staff are highly experienced in this field of work.
Why would I want one?
There are a number of reasons that you may require a piano appraisal. It may be that you are interested to sell your instrument and are looking into its resale value. Other reasons are for the donation value if you are soon to be donating it. Finally, it may be for insurance purposes. Many homeowner policies are not adequate to protect your instrument, so it is important that you have this appraisal to ensure complete coverage so that if it is ever needed, you are not disappointed.
What do you look at?
When one of our experts is appraising an instrument, they will take into account many factors. They will consider the current working condition, which of course covers many different components, and assess the appearance and state of the instrument itself. They will look at the age and rarity, as well as the levels of interest from buyers and sellers in the current market. Other factors that are taken into consideration include the manufacturers credentials, the location where it is being sold, and the local and national economy. Where necessary we have a large network of other piano experts who we can call on for opinions and recommendations and this is a commonly used method of ensuring the most accurate value is given. People all over the country use this!
After the appraisal our team will be able to recommend any beneficial steps for you to take to increase the value of your instrument. This may involve any one of our services including piano repair, piano restoration, string or key replacement. Our team will provide recommendations with transparency to benefit you. Our goal is to ensure your instrument is at the highest state it can be, so all of our suggestions are honest and open. We are considered an extremely trusted local business here in Louisville, KY and we live up to that!