About Us

Our Background


Our goal is to be THE one-stop source for your personal property appraisal and estate liquidation needs in North Texas.

In 1992, after many years as a dealer in the antiques and collectibles business, Lorrie Semler launched Semler Appraisals. When formal courses in appraisal theory and practice were offered in Dallas by the International Society of Appraisers in 1993, Lorrie took the classes and passed the rigorous tests, then began appraising. 

After many inquiries from the public about estate (tag) sales, Ms. Semler added liquidations to the list of services offered.

While tag sales are still the preferred method of liquidating estates in Dallas, sometimes an estate auction better suits the needs of the clients. After a class at the Texas Auction Academy, Lorrie took the Texas licensing test and received her auctioneer’s license in 1999 and maintained it until 2012. Estate sales in the North Texas area are usually more lucrative than auctions for clients.

Other appraisers who are members of the International Society of Appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, and the Appraisers Association of America are called on from time to time to assist with the valuation of items in their specialties for estate sales and appraisals.


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