Our Services

Qualified appraisals are prepared for a number of purposes and are designed to fit the needs of the client.

  • A preliminary survey of the properties to be appraised, and a consultation with the client, is made to determine the purpose and use of the appraisal.

  • A proposal is submitted detailing the assignment with an estimate of the costs.

  • An on-site property inspection noting condition with photographs and descriptive information is made.

  • Research and document preparation is undertaken to conclude the appropriate value, using the current guidelines of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

  • A comprehensive report  is delivered to the client and includes two bound and annotated color copies, or additional copies if the client chooses. 

McTague Appraisers can provide a definitive plan for the client with a logical result, whether a qualified appraisal, a  consultation, cataloging services, or assistance with the acquisition or disposition of a collection or minor work.  References are available upon request.

Appraisal Uses Include

Estate for Tax Preparation
Estate Planning
Artist’s Estates and Portfolios
Charitable Contribution
Equitable Division
Market information
Damage and Loss
Appraisal review
Expert Witness
Collections Management
Expertise and Media

Fine Arts of the West and Southwest
18th to 21st century
American and European Arts
18th to 21st century
Modern and Contemporary Fine Arts
Early New Mexican Fine Arts
American Indian Fine Arts

All categories of art include:
painting, sculpture, works on paper,
multi-media, video works, and installation


Julia McTague, ASA
Accredited Senior Appraiser

PO Box 213
Questa, NM 87556