Helpful advice when you purchase or sell a piano.
Onsite inspection, with verbal report: $50
Onsite inspection, with fancy written report: $125
NOTE: inspection is similar to a 'home inspection', in that you will get a solid grasp of the techncial status of a piano, but you won't get a "Market Appraisal". Actual market value for any instrument is best gotten from a piano dealer or person who is actively selling pianos in your target market. Although the piano inspection information will provide you with excellent material for evaluating market value, it is a technical evaluation, not a market appraisal. With that understood, I still do try to provide a feel for market value based on my experience, and advice on the various upgrade paths you might follow with a given instrument.
THE PROCESS of INSPECTION