Piano Appraisals, Estimates &
If you are selling a piano, you will need to know what a reasonable asking
price is. You may also need to know how much your piano is worth for
insurance purposes. Valuing your piano's worth is getting an appraisal. An
appraisal includes a full inspection of the piano, a report, and a written
estimate, if it is desired. It can include determining the piano's age.
If you are buying a used piano, you will be spared a lot of problems by
having a qualified piano technician inspect the piano before a sale is made.
This is a purchase consult. Like an appraisal, it includes a full inspection
of the piano, a written report, and a written estimate, if it is desired by
the client. It also includes determining the piano's age.
However, there are
ways to narrow your choices so you don't have to hire a piano
technician to inspect ten different pianos. I sell "How to Buy a Good Used
Piano" by William Leverett. For clients who want to do more research on
their own I also sell "The Piano Book" by Larry Fine.
If you would like to know what repairs are needed on your piano and how much
they will cost, that is an estimate. Estimates are free with appraisals,
purchase consults, tunings or any other service call.