Paying it Forward
Recently a gentleman in his seventies came into our gem lab.
He brought a few pieces of jewelry he had given his wife over the years.
He informed us, “This is part of our estate even though it sits in our safe deposit box at the bank, I need to start an inventory and get values for our kids.”
When we asked why, he responded,
“Why put them through the trouble when we pass on? They’ll be busy enough with memorial details and visiting relatives.”
What a thoughtful act of love and kindness. While he and his wife are in good health and look forward to many years, they are planning ahead.
We finished the estate appraisals in an afternoon.
Within a week we heard from him again. He brought in the remaining contents of the safe deposit box. He now has a full inventory with details and thanked us for the peace of mind.
The cost of an estate appraisal can be based upon the number of items OR the amount of time depending upon the preference of the owner.
This head of the family is taking one burden off the shoulders of his heirs.
That’s what we call ‘paying it forward.’ We appreciate clients like this. His heirs will thank him too.