We charge $110 Canadian per hour for our time on location (Weekdays starting at location from 9:30-3:00). All other weekday times we charge: $135/hour. Weekends: We charge $150/hr (assuming that we are available and willing to work that particular weekend). Plus applicable taxes.
Understandably, the exact cost on a per item basis does vary, depending upon the item. In general, if we are determining the value of numerous items (i.e. fifty) the approximate costs breaks down to be several (5-12) items per hour. If you only have a few items (i.e. one through three) you will be charged an hour minimum. If you have seven to twelve items expect to be charged about 2 hours (more or less). Please note, sets (i.e. living room set of furniture, or set of silver flatware) although listed as a solitary item, do often take longer.
For clients in Ottawa, and the immediate area we do not charge for travel. For clients a considerable distance from Ottawa, we do charge $50/hr for travel, after the first half hour from the outskirts of Ottawa.