Last updated on July 6th, 2023 at 10:04 pm

Do you need to find out how much you owe in estate taxes? Or are you just wondering if one of your belongings is a genuine antique? These are common situations when you may need a professional appraisal service.

When you are looking to determine the worth and history of your possessions, it’s best to get help from an experienced appraiser who knows what they’re doing. The right professional can help you get your money’s worth if you decide to sell something, or simply give you greater insight into the history of your belongings. An appraiser who has been in the business for a while may be able to find a critical piece of information that someone else couldn’t.

Fruitcocktail is a Seattle-area appraisal company that provides appraisals from highly experienced, accredited professionals. If you find yourself needing to hire an appraiser in the Seattle area, Fruitcocktail Collectables is the right place to go.

Extensive Appraisal Experience


At Fruitcocktail, we have been doing appraisals for over 23 years. Founded in 1998 by Seattle appraiser Alyssa Stevens, Fruitcocktail is composed of trusted professionals who have assisted countless individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest with their appraisal, estate sale, and consignment needs.

We are experts in appraising collections, photography, sculptures, Native American art, paintings, antiques, jewelry, vintage items, and entire estates. As a local appraiser, we know what items sell best in the Seattle area and are familiar with local regulations regarding consignment and estate sales.

Accreditation Through the International Society of Appraisers

Our company and staff not only have a lot of experience, but are also accredited through the International Society of Appraisers. We attend their yearly conferences to ensure we are up-to-date on any industry changes.

Our membership certifies that we have the necessary training and experience to evaluate the worth of your possessions. We are USPAP tested to meet the IRS regulations for estate taxes. Fruitcocktail is also in compliance with standards set by The Appraisal Foundation. We have the qualifications necessary to evaluate your goods and maintain high ethical standards.

An Expert Appraisal for Any Situation


We have spent many years working with a large customer base, which means that we know more than anyone that different situations require different types of appraisal services.

If you’re looking to liquidate the property of a recently deceased loved one, you may need appraisers who are experienced with antique goods. If you are liquidating because of a divorce or a move, we can help you calculate the value of the items that you are splitting or looking to get rid of and understand the relevant paperwork.

We also offer estate tax services to help you ensure an equitable estate sale distribution. If you need assistance to interpret a loved one’s will, we can assist you with the probate. Our team will also help you understand all the steps necessary for creating and deciphering a trust inventory.

Free Consultations

A consultation can help you decide if the appraiser you’re thinking of hiring will be the best fit for you and your situation. We understand that you may want to learn more before committing to our services, so we offer free consultations to help you find out if we are a fit for you.

It is a good idea to do as much research as you can before hiring an appraiser. We hope you will choose Fruitcocktail for all your appraisal needs, and we encourage you to get in touch with us to learn more.

Get Matched With Expert Appraisal Services With Fruitcocktail Today

Ready to learn more about the history and value of your property? Contact us today to get started.