Rug Appraisal by a Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
At Rug Ideas we have the distinct advantage of having one of the very few Certified Rug Experts in the country in house and available for all appraisals. Dr. Kay has made appearances on Storage Wars and Judge Judy, both of which have very exacting and rigorous standards for the experts they hire. In addition to appearing on television, he has consulted in many court cases involving small claims, fraud, damage, and inheritance. After having spent decades in all aspects of the rug business and having been to more than thirty countries on rug related business, you can be sure you will get the most fair, accurate, and complete appraisal on any rug you bring in.
We offer two types of appraisals: verbal and written.
A verbal appraisal is useful for anyone who is curious about a rug’s origins, history and value. Whether it’s for purposes of selling your rug or just to satisfy your own curiosity and learn about a family heirloom, many people find this type of appraisal very useful. While it is always useful to see a rug in person, if you are far away or unable to bring your rug in, you can send us pictures and we will be happy to do this type of appraisal over phone or email.
The written appraisal is more in depth and comes complete with details of your rug’s retail value, construction, origins and includes high quality pictures of your rug and is signed with an official raised seal. A written appraisal is highly recommended when dealing with insurance companies. We often consult in cases of water damage, rug theft, fire damage and lost value. If your insurer has any questions after your claim is submitted, we are always available to talk with them. If you choose to do a verbal appraisal and then decide to upgrade to an official appraisal, we are always happy to apply the original payment and just charge you for the difference. If you are local but getting into the store is an issue, Dr. Kay is also able to come do appraisals in the comfort of your own home.
You might need an appraisal if:
- You have inherited an Oriental, Persian or area rug and would like to know its value.
- You want to know the value of your rug for trusts or estates.
- You would like the value of your rug for insurance purposes.
- You want to buy a rug and would like to know if its price is fair or not.
- You want to sell you rug but do not know how much it is worth in today’s market.
- You want to give you rug to someone you love and want to know the value of your rug.
If you’re considering having a rug appraised, don’t look any further. We pick up and deliver locally for free. To get an appraisal, a quote for cleaning, or any information on your rugs, call Dr. Kay at (310) 770-9085.
1655 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035