From its beginning, the Club had never commissioned a full valuation and we were somewhat daunted at the sheer scale of the undertaking. However, Rachel and her team at Doerr Dallas Valuations made it all so easy. Rachel visited the club and provided us with a detailed proposal and costings and once agreed, her team of 7 specialists attended the Club to start the process to value the variety of collections within the club from our fine furniture collection, paintings, medals, silverware, important library and all other contents down to our bedrooms. Rupert Neelands, Book Specialist, spent many days assessing and cataloguing our collection of books and the archive. He was delighted to provide advice to us on the historical importance of the clubs library.
The visit was scheduled to cause the minimum amount of disruption to the club and its members, and as an unexpected part of the service Rachel visited the club after the valuation to review the 600+ page report which was all delivered as per the proposal. The service levels exceeded our expectations and the club now has a comprehensive and pictorial inventory and valuation of its contents. I would highly recommend Rachel and her team, especially if undertaking such a large project, particularly for their professionalism, expert knowledge and attention to detail.
Chris Rofe, Club Secretary/Chief Executive, The Reform Club
Whenever any of my clients need a valuation the first person I turn to is Rachel Doerr. Rachel and her colleagues are people I trust and I am always confident that they will be personable, reliable and ensure the whole valuation service is an enjoyable experience for my clients.
Suzi Rackley, Aston Lark Insurance Brokers
The Worshipful Company of Innholders commissioned Doerr Dallas Valuation to conduct a thorough inventory and valuation of their Company’s fine art and treasures. The valuation took a little over two days as their experts worked their way around the building and through the various safes and storage areas. The result was a particularly thorough pictorial audit with each item being individually described, authenticated and valued. The team worked very unobtrusively and with the minimum of fuss, clearly experts in their field. I was very impressed by the way the exercise went, the client liaison process and the execution of the project was first class. I would thoroughly recommend them on the basis of what they achieved here.
Charles Henty, The Worshipful Company of Innholders
Doerr Dallas Valuation Services has provided us with a very comprehensive valuation of our artifacts for insurance purposes. This was made possible by Rachel’s team of industry experts, who in addition to providing a valuation, offered a descriptive background and photograph of each piece.
The resulting valuation has proved to be an enlightened go to reference for Skinners’ Halls antiques, silverware, documents and works of art. We look forward to working with Rachel and her professional team again.
Paul Richards, Pellipar Services Company Limited, (The Skinner’s Company)
We would like to say how satisfied we both were with Andrew’s service yesterday at our home. He was a most pleasant, professional and courteous person to welcome and we are pleased to have met him. He has advised us that, with one exception, he has reduced the previous valuations undertaken in 2000. We appreciate the way the market and tastes change over time so this was completely in line with our expectations. We don’t often get the opportunity to recommend services such as you provide to other people but will certainly do so should the occasion arise. Thank you again.
Professor Marianne and Stephen Howarth
I was asked to procure a jewellery valuation by my insurance company and my insurance broker recommended Doerr Dallas Valuations. Rachel called me to arrange a time for the valuation and explained the process very clearly. I asked for a quote and was pleasantly surprised as it was much lower than I had expected. When the valuer came, he was extremely diligent and efficient and I was very impressed with the valuation report when it arrived. Everything was photographed with detailed descriptions and I now realise that it is extremely important to have a proper record of what you own. I would highly recommend Doerr Dallas Valuations.
Nicola Horlick, CEO Money & Co., London
The reason I chose Doerr Dallas Valuations was I wanted to have for my records a full and complete inventory of the possessions in my house partly for insurance purposes but partly just for matters of good and practical record keeping. At first I was not sure what the work product would actually look like and even though their fees were very reasonable I was still unsure if I had made a good decision until I had the chance to meet and interact with the team when my doubts were immediately overcome. What certainly was an amazing conclusion was the actual work product which far exceeded my expectations on quality and thought.
I am happy to confirm that Rachel and her team are extremely capable and well worth hiring should your needs be similar to mine.
Michael Topham, Eaton Square, London
We are delighted with the valuation services that Rachel Doerr and her team provide, which has always been efficient, personal and with a wide range of expertise available to our clients. We have been extremely happy with the association we have had with Rachel over the years.
Darren Humphray, Director. Stackhouse Poland Ltd
Rachel Doerr and her team of specialists have been a tremendous support to us and to our clients. We are always confident that their independent and trustworthy professional advice for our valuable customers reflects well on both them and us. We are happy to introduce and recommend them every time.
Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi, Executive Director, Head of Fine Art, RK Harrison
We are delighted with the valuation services that Rachel Doerr and her team provide. I don’t hesitate to recommend her to my clients for insurance valuations, as I know they are flexible, knowledgeable and offer an exemplary service.’
Jonathan Lloyd, Director Private Clients, Lycetts
Our association with Rachel Doerr goes back many years and we continue to be impressed with their attention to detail and professionalism. We are delighted to have them as a preferred partner for valuation and appraisal services both in the corporate and private sector.
Terry Marshell, Managing Director, Anthony Jones insurance brokers.
In the High Net Worth arena the importance of accurate sums insured are paramount especially in the event of a claim. Typically it is substantiating the value of sentimental or valuable items that causes the largest headache – from antiques and works of art, family silver or items of jewellery. We have utilised the services of Rachel Doerr and her team for a number of years and they have experts in diverse fields readily available offering an independent, professional, reliable and friendly service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Lumley Insurance brokers Ltd.
Doerr Dallas Valuations were recommended to us in order to value our paintings for insurance purposes. We found their specialist, Karen Taylor, to be very polite and courteous and extremely knowledgeable in her subject. It was a pleasure to deal with her. She was very thorough in her examination of the artworks and the comprehensive valuations were sent to us very promptly.
We were charged a very competitive price for the work and feel completely satisfied with the service we have received.
Mr PGL Thompson, London
Fast, efficient and extremely helpful; Rachel and her team could not have been more helpful and efficient under the circumstances of a complex estate administration and understood our need to meet deadlines.
Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner, Mackrell Turner Garrett, London