Why should I get my item appraised online?

There are many reasons why you might want to know how much your art, antique or collectible item is worth... from simply satisfying your curiosity to having information valuable for tax or insurance purposes. At Mearto, our focus is on providing online appraisals to help customers sell their items at auction.

Our solution is fast, convenient and affordable. We also offer an unbiased valuation. Knowing the true fair market value of the item that you want to sell can help you negotiate better consignment terms with auction houses.

What is included in an online appraisal?

Our online appraisal includes a brief description of your item and two values. The fair market value is expressed as a range (a minimum and maximum estimate) and is what you could reasonably expect to sell your item for at auction. We get this range by analyzing recent auction results for items comparable to yours.

As a courtesy, we also provide an automatically calculated insurance value. Learn more about the difference between a fair market value and an insurance value HERE.

How does it work?

All you have to do is submit some images and information about your item with our easy-to-use online form. Please be as detailed as possible in your description of the item. The entire submission process takes about 5 minutes.

Once you’ve submitted an item to us, a specialist reviews it and typicallyresponds within 48 hours. You will receive an email notification when your online appraisal is complete. If you have questions, you can communicate directly with the specialist who provided your online appraisal through our platform.

Can I get a certificate from Mearto to prove the value of my item?

Sure! Once your online appraisal is complete, it can be downloaded as a PDF, so you can save, print and share it however you'd like.

Est: $2,000 - $3,000 Sold for: $4,375

More than 40,000 items appraised online.

How much does online appraisal cost?

We charge $21 per item for a standard online appraisal, which you receive within 48 hours of purchase. We also offer attractive bulk rates for customers with three items or more.

What if I need to get my online appraisal faster?

No problem! We can do an online appraisal in 24 hours for a small additional fee.

Does Mearto offer a VIP service for customers with large collections?

Yes! If you have 10 items or more, please contact us at [email protected] to receive one-on-one support and special pricing.

What kind of items does Mearto appraise online?

The short answer? Just about everything! Fine and decorative art, antiques, collectibles... If you can sell it at auction, we can appraise it online. For a list of our most popular categories, please click HERE.

You can also review our more commonly appraised artists and brands.

What qualifications do your specialists have?

Our specialists are the best in the business and have a cumulative 20 years of experience working in the auction industry. Many of our specialists worked for leading auction houses around the globe, such asBonham's, Sotheby's and Christie's.

Can I see some examples of online appraisals?

Absolutely! To view some of the items that our customers have chosen to make public, please click HERE

Connected with thousands of auction houses and galleries around the world.

Est: $2,000 - $3,000 Sold for: $4,375
Can I keep the details of my item and online appraisal private?

We take matters of confidentiality seriously and only share information about your item with the public and with our auction house partners when we have your explicit permission to do so. We are also happy to process anonymous requests. We need only an email address to let youknow when your appraisal is complete!

My online appraisal is marked "conditional." What does that mean?

Because we provide online appraisals in 48 hours or less, we are not able to verify the authenticity of every item that we evaluate. When an online appraisal is marked "conditional," the value provided is what the item would be worth if we assume that it is authentic.

Can Mearto authenticate my item?

Yes! We offer a wide range of additional services, from comparative analysis and provenance research to scientific analysis, that allow our specialists to authenticate and verify the value of your item. Read more about these services HERE.

Can you help me sell my item?

Of course! All you have to do is select “Yes” or “Maybe” when asked if you’re interested in selling your item during the submission process. This automatically enters your item into a database that is accessed by auction houses actively seeking new items for consignment.

In addition, our specialists can provide valuable advice and guidance throughout the consignment process. To learn more, please visit our consignment page or email us at [email protected].

Where can I research the value of certain artists and items online?

We offer a database of recently achieved auction results for a wide range of items. Try it out for free for three days.

How can I get in touch with Mearto?

Visit our contact page and send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!