Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) is a part of the renowned Missouri Auction School; a professional accrediting organization providing training and certification of personal property appraisals. CAGA appraisers are required to conform to the Guild of America code of ethics.


For over 15 years, Judy McDowell has been a qualified member of CAGA (Certified Appraisal Guild of America) and a skilled personal property appraiser. She and her staff capably serve the north central Wisconsin and upper Michigan communities. Forty years in the antique and collectible world gives her the knowledge and experience necessary to discover any hidden value items and produce accurate and useful appraisals.

Personal Property

Pine Grove assists lawyers, trustees, executors (personal reps) and family members with correct valuations of personal property which includes:

  • All household furnishings
  • Cars, boats, snowmobiles, etc.
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Garage and garden items
  • Machinery and more.

Typical Reasons For Professional Appraisals Include:

  • Probate (tax)
  • Estate
  • Insurance coverage
  • Insurance loss
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of estate to family
  • Valuation of items included in a home sale.

Our Fees

According to your needs, Pine Grove offers two methods of appraisal.

Written (flat fee) – complete and accurate report, signed and dated, with a description of the personal property with photos, and a value for the property appraised substantiated by the report analysis.

Verbal (hourly fee) – ideal for home sellers when buyers are interested in purchasing furnishings, or to value and sort belongings with a client as they divide estate possessions to family members.

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