Services & Solutions for Simple & Stress-Free Personal Property Valuation & Settlement
We invite you to review our new suite of services designed specifically for trusts and estates.
Prevent and resolve personal property disputes in trusts & Estates
The problem: The process of fairly dividing tangible personal property can become unnecessarily costly for families that fail to itemize such assets in their estate plans.
Furniture, fine art, collectibles, wine and other valuable personal properties often trigger disputes within families in the midst of settling estates. The costs of these conflicts can be severe, inflicting thousands of dollars in legal fees and worse – they also can provoke feelings of bitterness and resentment.
Beneficiaries may have powerful emotional attachments to such physical objects, particularly if they have been in the family for more than a generation. These attachments could lead to unrealistic perceptions regarding value, misguiding the beneficiary to the point of second-guessing a trustee's own estimations.
The solution: Corporate and private trustees and estate executors rely on Bryson for customized, state-of-the-art solutions for identifying, appraising, and distributing valuable personal assets in trusts and estates, conveniently rendered through a first-of-its-kind online app that stores all property in one digital place – privately and securely.
Avert conflict through planning: The Bryson digital app can automatically manage tangible personal property based on executor, administrator, or fiduciary preferences, and deliver an updated memorandum about these assets to include in a will or trust.
Easily access inventories: Our personalized collection management system provides round-the-clock
access, from anywhere. Our secure system enables parties to share inventory with beneficiaries and professional advisors – seamlessly and privately.
Divide property peacefully: Heirs may share their inheritance selections and preferences with discretion. Trustees can view these selections in real time to spot differences and anticipate disputes among beneficiaries. Armed with vital information, trustees can manage expectations to solve problems before they manifest.
Uphold fiduciary responsibilities to maintain trust: The Bryson app provides access to appraisal services, empowering trustees to obtain the appropriate insurance to protect tangible personal property during the administration of an estate.
Formulate a plan A: With advance knowledge of beneficiary preferences, trustees can divide and distribute tangible assets amicably and according to their own wishes. No need for plan B.
Maximize proceeds through intelligent liquidation: Advanced understanding of asset values ensures greater profits when selling specialty objects, while also enabling trustees to leverage Bryson’s relationships with auction houses, galleries and private dealers – for the most lucrative consignment options.
Avoid overpaying (and underpaying) on taxes and insurance: Bryson provides a comprehensive view of asset value, including how valuables such as fine art, wine, jewelry and collector cars may affect tax liability and financial risk. So, no unwelcome surprises.