Fees are based on a standard hourly rate. There is a two-hour minimum for insurance appraisals and a three-hour minimum for tax-related appraisals. A written estimate and work agreement are provided in advance.

Roundtrip travel from our office to neighborhoods south of Market Street and to locations outside of the City of San Francisco is billed at 50% of the hourly rate.

Signed and certified reports are delivered electronically as PDFs. Printed and bound hard copies are billed at cost plus postage and document preparation fee of $150.00.

There is a 50% surcharge for all jobs requiring delivery of a report within 5 days or less.


Please do not submit Susan McDonough’s name as an expert witness without receipt of a signed contract from McDonough Fine Art Appraisals, LLC. The appraiser is not considered hired until she has agreed to accept the assignment and has received the contract signed by the client along with the specified retainer.