If you only have a one item you will be charged: $30 and $20 for each additional item up to four items. If you have five items you will be charged: $110. After that we go by the hourly rate, which saves you money.
We still charge $110 Canadian per hour for our time if we have to come to your location to add items (Weekdays appraisals starting between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm), and $135/hr for other times and $150/hr on weekends (assuming we are available). Understandably, the exact cost on a per item basis does vary, depending upon the item. In general, our rate for an appraisal update is about two to three times that for a new appraisal. Accordingly, when we are appraising numerous items (i.e. fifty) the approximate costs breaks down to be 15 items per hour for updates.
If you have new items to be added to your appraisal, then we still must treat the new items, as such, and we must come to your residence and examine these items. Since your updated items will still be appraised at a significantly faster rate, this will be refllected in your reduced overall cost.
Note: The above estimates are assuming that you are updating in a reasonable time frame (i.e. two to seven years). If your last appraisal was performed a substancially long time ago, then expect to pay a bit more. Remember: We never overcharge, and if anything we undercharge, in order to protect you the client.
Most updates can be order by phone or email (click contact us). If we have to go to your residence to add more items then travel costs still apply, those being: 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.