& Personal Property Appraiser

Phone: (626) 292-2224

Locating the most experienced and qualified appraiser should be your primary objective.

For a large urban area such as Los Angeles and Orange County travel time is usually under an hour or less. Novotny's travel fee is not cost prohibitive. Novotny is one of the most experienced, competent, qualified and ethical general personal property appraisers in Southern California. He has valued most types of personal property on a full time basis since 1979.

William Novotny will travel throughout Southern California to solve your personal property appraisal problem. He regularly serves clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. He provides appraisal services in surrounding counties such as Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego. He serves local mountain, beach and desert communities. Travel time is usually under an hour or less and not cost prohibitive.

Novotny has provided distant appraisals nationally, both with and without a property inspection.   

See Novotny's Home Page. Find out about Novotny's credentials and background. If you need a generalist antiques and personal property appraiser call Novotny now: (626) 292-2224 (sorry, but no free appraisals). 


Home Base


The Novotny home base is the  San Gabriel Valley and East San Fernando Valley including: 

San Gabriel,  Arcadia, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Temple City, Alhambra, Duarte, Diamond Bar, Irwindale, Rosemead,  Monterey Park, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Altadena, La Canada Flintridge,Glendale, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, La Crescenta,   Duarte, Glendora, Azusa, El Monte, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, West Covina, Ontario, Pomona and Whittier.


San Fernando Valley


Since 1979 when Novotny opened his first antique store in Glendale (20,000 s.f.) he has serviced, and continues to service as an appraiser, the San Fernando Valley including: 

Eagle Rock, Glendale, Burbank, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Universal City, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Van Nuys, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley, Sunland, Tujunga, Pacoima, San Fernando, Sylmar, Valley Village, Reseda, Northridge, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Mission Hills,Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Winnetka, Chatsworth, Encino, Calabasas and the Simi Valley area.


Greater Los Angeles County Appraisal Service Areas


Novotny frequently serves clients residing in cities throughout Los Angeles including: 

Beverly Hills, Central Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Brentwood, Carson, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Culver City, Downey, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lawndale, Long Beach,  Los Angeles, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Ontario, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Santa Monica, Southgate, Torrance, Walnut, Westwood and West Hollywood.


Orange County Appraisal Service Areas


Novotny has frequently been called upon to conduct appraisals in cities located in the nearby Orange County area including: 

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.


Other Appraisal Service Areas


San Bernardino County cities which would include, Apple Valley, Chino, Chino Hills,  Colton, Fontana, Hesperia,Highland, Montclair, Ontario, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville, Yucaipa and many other smaller cities. 

Riverside County which would include Corona, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Springs, Perris, Riverside and Temecula. 

Ventura County  includes such cites as Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley,  Thousand Oaks andVentura. 

Other areas: Novotny has traveled to conduct appraisals in Santa Barbara and Montecito and as far as San Luis Obispo. He frequently reaches into outlying areas to serve clients in Newhall, Santa Clarita, Saugus,   Canyon Country, Valencia, Palmdale, Lancaster, desert communities  and mountain communities such as Big Bear and various beach cities such as Oceanside. Once a client flew him to Wyoming for a three day oral appraisal.


Nationwide Distance Appraisals - Online or Onsite


When appropriate, Novotny will do distant appraisals, (without direct, onsite, property examination), and provide clients with either an oral  appraisal report or a formally written appraisal report. Novotny has served out of state appraisal clients when an inspection is necessary, and has conducted desktop or distance appraisals for losses in other states in which an onsite inspection is not possible or not required.


No Inspection Possible?


Novotny specializes in appraisal assignments, frequently for litigation support, in which there has been a complete property loss, and an inspection of the subject property is not possible, Since it would be impossible for any appraiser to inspect the property Novotny will serve clients anywhere in the continental United States. The identification of the property in such complete loss assignments is  typically based upon a submitted claim by the party that suffered the loss. 

If you are interested in the theory, methodology and standards that apply to loss claims that cannot be inspected, you should read his published article entitled "Equivalent Samples" which was published in the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies in 2008.

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Oral Reports


An oral report can be fast and very cost effective. It can be provided onsite or online, at your home or at his home-office. Novotny can provide a USPAP compliant,  appraisal oral report, frequently without research, when he has the requisite knowledge and experience with your property e.g. especially common and ordinary objects. He can value most of your residential contents and household goods, as well as your hidden treasures, very quickly and cost effectively when a formal written report is not necessary. Oral reports are frequently needed when clients are liquidating antiques and personal property or need to make decisions and are uncertain of the value. Novotny can typically value such property, when competent to do so, at the rate of 50-100 objects per hour. 

Demand Credibility and avoid incompetency.

Learn more about the intended uses for a Novotny appraisal.
To find out more about the types of personal property appraised visit PROPERTY TYPES 
To find out more about Novotny's Appraisal Services visit his HOME PAGE now.
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