Hi, I'm Rachel Hoffman, founder of Rachel Hoffman & Associates, a Colorado-based appraising and consulting firm specializing in antique and vintage dolls, general household contents, decorative art, and antique collectibles.

I OFFER HIGH-QUALITY PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL AND CONSULTING SERVICES WHILE SERVING A WIDE RANGE OF CLIENTELE.

Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of expertise at Rachel Hoffman & Associates.

I'M AN ACCREDITED MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS.

Personal Property Appraiser

Specializing in dolls + doll related playthings.

Offering estate appraisal reports for divorce and division, tax estate appraisal, donation appraisal, insurance appraisal, buying & selling consultation, as well as walk through services for identifying and establishing a quick market value opinion for items. 

I HAVE COMPLETED ALL up to date EDUCATION REQUIRED BY THE UNIFORM STANDARDS OF APPRAISAL PRACTICES (USPAP) AS WELL AS THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA).

I am at the forefront of the ever-changing rules and regulations within the appraisal practice. I work closely with my clients in dedicated teams and am fully committed to exceeding my client's expectations.

Let's connect on social media!

 
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With her roots originating in Denver, Colorado, and growing up in a doll shop on South Broadway, Rachel Hoffman has been surrounded by antique & vintage dolls her entire life.

sHE STARTED WORKING MARKETING DOLLS AT THE AGE OF 15 AT TURN OF THE CENTURY ANTIQUES, WHICH IS ONE OF THE NATION'S LAST AND LARGEST BRICK AND MORTAR DOLL SHOPS.

Graduating with a BS in communications, Rachel is the enthusiastic person who you will see at doll shows, in doll commercials, and everything in-between that is related to the culture of antique and vintage dolls.

RACHEL HOFFMAN WORKS WITH COLLECTORS, MUSEUMS, AND AUCTION HOUSES IN THE FIELD OF CONSERVATION, BUYING, SELLING AND PROVIDING INSURANCE as well as ESTATE TAX APPRAISAL SERVICES FOR DOLLS AND ANYTHING DOLL RELATED.

Rachel doesn't just stop at dolls -- she is an accredited appraiser and has completed her Antiques & Residential Contents course through the International Society of Appraisers and is currently a student of the International School of Gemology, so she is eager & qualified to give you an opinion on a sweeping range of valuable objects.

RACHEL UNDERSTANDS THE INTRICACIES OF THE INDUSTRY & APPROACHES ALL OF HER PROJECTS WITH FLEXIBILITY, DIGNITY, AND UPMOST CONSIDERATION FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED NO MATTER WHAT THEIR OBJECTIVES ARE.

Rachel currently lives in Denver, Colorado and spends her days surrounded by antiques, fabulous dolls, diamonds, and her dogs Murray Marie and Dolly Marie.

[Her doll shop is dog friendly, c'mon in if you are in the area!]

 

Hire Rachel For Your Event

Rachel Hoffman is available for public appearances ranging from creating subject-specific presentations for your doll club or event, to emceeing your event, or handling the on-site media coverage of your event (interviewing your attendees and YOU!) Rachel will be your go-to girl, and help with many facets of the event to ensure the success of the day. Rachel will also help create HYPE leading up to your event.

If you need an engaging and upbeat personality for your event of (almost) any kind, Rachel is at your service. Do you have an idea? Contact Rachel to brainstorm.

Event promotion and appearances start at $1,200.00 for a 2 day event. An additional $200 flat fee for airfare and hotel accommodations is paid through the promoter. Rachel takes care of all of the other fees associated with travel such as rental car, etc.

Rachel is at your service up to 10 hours per day. Need a package deal for a longer or huge event? Email your idea and Rachel will come up with a package rate for you.

A standard appearance includes:

  • Pre-event promotion on personal networks including three guaranteed promotional commercials, 2 posts and 1 video specific to your event. (Rachel creates HYPE!)

  • 8-10 hour time commitment per day - Rachel is at your service!

  • Live streaming of your event/interviews to a global audience.

  • Appearance Responsibilities: which may include: keynote speech (anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on your needs), Q & A, meet and greet, interviews. Components be customized to our clients’ needs.

  • Program of your choice for your group. Program can be customized or you can choose from the popular subjects below.

Public appearances are customized and billed at a flat fee per 2 day/event which includes an appearance fee + paid hotel at or around the event, and a flat $200 for airfare which Rachel arranges.

If you would like Rachel to repeat a program that you have seen or heard about, please enquire. Existing programs include:

Hello, Dolly! An Introduction to Buying Antique Dolls

Celebrating 100 Years of Raggedy Ann

The Future of Doll Collecting: Buying, Selling, and Engaging The Next Generation Through Social Media and Community Building

Contact Rachel with your idea or information about your upcoming event.

 

 
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All Estate and Consultation assignments are billed by the hour at $150 per hour with a two hour minimum.

If you like, we can provide a fixed quote of your costs at the beginning of the assignment. A contract and retainer may be required and the bill is payable in full when the project is complete and at the time the report is delivered.

If the intended use of your report is for Estate or Equitable Distribution purposes, the scope of the assignment expands to meet the particular need of the executor or bank trust department. 
If the estate is subject to federal estate tax, a detailed report will be required to establish the fair market value for each item. Estate appraisals subject to IRS scrutiny entail additional market research for significant items. The fee for estate assignments and billed according to the scope of the work. Call or email to chat about your needs and I will give you an estimate for the project.

These appraisals will list the documented sales prices of comparable items (e.g. researched sales at auction). These estate appraisals require more time and research and are billed by the hour or we can quote a fixed rate for the entire assignment.

Expert Witness assignments are billed by the hour at $250 per hour. A contract and retainer will be required.

 We have two general rates - if the intended use of your report is for insurance purposes or is a high value item for donation, and the item requires research and comparables, the cost is $250 for one item. This rate would be for something complicated or that might require a decent amount of research.

Email or call and we can price an entire job for you.

If it is something you want a simple fair market value for and do not need an extensive report with comparables, those items are $75 each. This is a simple one page report with credentials.

I will not accept an assignment unless it is within your best interest which means, I will not charge you $250 to tell you that your doll is worth $250. In that case, I will let you know a quick fair market value opinion on a complimentary basis.

Most items fall within these pricing parameters. However, if your item is exceptional and there is any additional cost, we will inform you at the beginning of the appointment.

All local assignments outside our office are billed at our hourly rate, portal to portal. Please take this into consideration when requesting this service.

Out of town travel is billed at $450 for each travel day and a minimum of $500 for each workday which extends up to 10 hours. Travel expenses are billed to the client as well. A contract and non-refundable retainer of $500 is required for all out of town assignments. Please contact us to negotiate the details, many times we can create a custom package depending on the scope of the work and depth of needs of the client.

If you have an entire estate, we can bid the whole job.
Inquire if you would like me to bid the entire project.

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Meet Rachel Hoffman and learn from her knowledge & expertise at one of her engagements or public speaking events!

Click here to see the events Rachel is attending!

 
 
 

ACCREDITED MEMBER

RACHEL HOFFMAN IS TEACHING
HER EXPERTISE TO ISA APPRAISERS.

Rachel's Webinar took place on February 25th, 2016 but you can order it anytime by clicking the image below!

 
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