Prestige Estate Services

Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa's Fine Art Appraisers and Antique Appraisals Experts

At Prestige's Iowa branch, we leverage our nationwide expertise and combine it with a solid understanding of Iowa's unique market. This approach ensures that each sale or appraisal we handle is backed by both our extensive national experience and our specific local knowledge, guaranteeing successful outcomes in Iowa.

Our appraisers are ISA, ASA, or AAA members and are I.R.S. qualified.

Des Moines' Trusted Experts in Personal Property Appraisal

Welcome to Des Moines' leading appraisal firm, where expertise meets local insight. Our team, boasting a remarkable 80 years of collective experience, includes professionals accredited by top-tier institutions like the American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Appraisers. We're not just experts in valuation; we're your dependable partners in the appraisal process.

Our Local Services, Nationwide Reach:

In Des Moines, we understand the unique Midwestern charm and value of your treasures. Our services stretch beyond Iowa's borders, offering nationwide coverage with a local touch. Whether it's your home in the heart of Des Moines or a remote location across the states, our appraisers are there for you.

Appraisal Services We Offer:

Our Des Moines clientele benefits from our deep understanding of a diverse range of items – from contemporary art pieces to historical collectibles, and from classic furniture to eclectic ephemera. We're not just appraisers; we're storytellers of your items' histories and values.

The pandemic brought challenges, but it also strengthened our resolve to serve you better. We've adapted to offer remote appraisals when feasible, and our team is always ready for on-site visits, ensuring precise evaluations regardless of your location in the Des Moines area.

Our journey began as a small, passionate venture, evolving into a client-focused powerhouse. We've always prioritized understanding and meeting your needs, delivering quality results consistently. Our Des Moines team embodies a customer-centric ethos, ensuring every appraisal is a personalized experience.

We're proud that over half of our business comes from referrals – a testament to our trusted relationships with local attorneys, estate planners, and individuals like you. Timeliness and accuracy are critical, and we excel at both. Whether it's a sprawling estate or a few cherished items, our skilled appraisers are ready to provide swift, precise evaluations.

Our dynamic team, coupled with our commitment to efficient service, allows us to tackle large-scale projects and deliver detailed, professional appraisals promptly. We ensure all reports meet the rigorous standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Specialized in Handling:

  • Estates in Transition: Expertise in valuing belongings for estates dealing with loss, legal matters, or liquidation.
  • Family Divisions: Assisting in fair and equitable division of property during divorces or inheritances.
  • Downsizing Assistance: Valuating items for clients looking to downsize, relocate, or declutter.

Our appraisals are crucial for legal proceedings, insurance claims, estate planning, and tax purposes, adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.

Get in Touch:

Connect with us at (515) 218-1611 or submit your details below, and we'll reach out to address your appraisal needs with the utmost care and professionalism.

Our Services

Our Services Des Moines, Iowa

Where to Start

Explore our wide range of personal property appraisal services in Des Moines, IA. Unsure about the specific appraisal service you require? Begin with us, and we'll assist you in identifying the most suitable appraisal solution for your distinct needs.

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Antique Appraisers

Our Des Moines office is staffed by certified ISA CAPP appraisers specializing in antiques. If you require an appraisal for fine art, coins, ephemera, or other items for insurance purposes, Prestige Estate Services is ready to provide the essential expertise.

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Online Photo Evaluation

Streamlined, Convenient, and Cost-Effective. Our online photo valuation process serves as an initial step to help identify your items and estimate their approximate value. Keep in mind that these evaluations are not formal appraisals, but they provide a valuable starting point for your appraisal journey.

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Home Inventory & Valuations

Frequently, families and institutions like banks, trust companies, attorneys, and courts need official, formal appraisal documents for estate tax purposes. Regardless of your location in the Des Moines, IA area, we are fully equipped to fulfill your requirements.

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Get in Touch

We’d love to discuss your specific estate sale and appraisal needs.

Des Moines Cityscape Highlighting Our Art Appraisal Services

Our Office

From our Des Moines office, we serve as far west as Okoboji and as far east as Keokuk.

We’ll also consider other locations depending on the scope of the project, so contact us to see if we can help.


515 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Other Locations

We have a presence in seven cities across the U.S., and we’re always expanding.