Rug Appraisals

“Written Rug Appraisals by Behnam Rugs, Dallas”

RUG APPRAISALS by Behnam Rugs

Posted on March 21, 2019; by Rassin R.

Rug appraisals anyone? Behnam Rugs offers written rug appraisals. We offer written rug appraisals for fair market value and replacement value is also available on request.

We deal with antique, vintage, and coveted Persian and Oriental rugs on a daily basis; we can easily determine the current value of your rug. The value of your rug is influenced by age, color, condition, current rug trends, designs, size, technical features, and much more. We provide written appraisals by request. We need to physically see your rug to determine its state of health. Call today at (972) 733-0400.

We are open Monday through Saturday, from 9:00AM to 5:30PM. You can give us a call, email us, or use our contact form to set up an appraisal appointment.

The rug market is fueled by certain types of rugs, and these categories vary frequently. Rugs trends, like fashion trends. The value of your rug may change depending on how in-demand it is. We recommend having your rug appraised on a frequent basis, about every three years or so.

If you require an appraisal for insurance purposes, ask us about our written appraisals. These appraisals are official and detail both the market value and the replacement value of your rug. Many insurance companies will not honor written appraisals over three years old, so make sure your papers are up to date.

We serve different counties and cities accordingly:

Collin County: Allen, FriscoMcKinney, Plano, Prosper

Dallas County: Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Garland, Highland-Park, Irving, Richardson, University Park,

Denton County: The Colony, Denton, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Lewisville,

Tarrant County: Arlington, Colleyville, Forth Worth, Grapevine, Keller, Southlake,

 

Call us for your free rug pick-up and delivery within the DFW area! If you have other concerns, please click here. Call us at 972-733-0400 for a free, no-obligation quote.Read the rest

Persian and Oriental Rug Appraisals

Behnam Rugs deals with antique, vintage, and coveted Persian and Oriental rugs on a daily basis, so we can easily determine the current value of your rug. The value of your rug is influenced by age, color, condition, current rug trends, designs, size, technical features, and much more. All verbal appraisals are free, and we invite you to set up an appraisal appointment to learn how much your rug is worth. We are open Monday through Saturday, from 9AM to 5:30PM. You can give us a call, email us, or use our contact form to set up an appraisal appointment.

The rug market is fueled by certain types of rugs, and these categories vary frequently. Rugs trends, like fashion trends, come and go, and the value of your rug may change depending on how in-demand it is. We recommend having your rug appraised on a frequent basis, about every three years or so.

If you require an appraisal for insurance purposes, ask us about our written appraisals. These appraisals are official and detail both the market value and the replacement value of your rug. Many insurance companies will not honor written appraisals over three years old, so make sure your papers are up to date.

Have a lot of rugs? Ask us about our rug portfolio and what it can do for you. Call us at 972-733-0400 or visit us, Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5:30PM.… Read the rest

2019 Dallas Tornado Damage: What to do and How to Prepare for Future Storms

Home damaged by tornado2019 Dallas Tornado Damage: What to do and How to Prepare for Future Storms

Nearly two weeks after the devastating tornadoes hit we are still receiving calls about rugs trapped under debris. If you need an asset recovery assessment, we work with insurance to settle damaged rugs. As part of our service we do free evaluations and appraisals for your insurance company for damage due to the 2019 Dallas area tornadoes.

Behnam Rugs is sharing storm preparation tips to keep your fine rugs safe from damage in the future. Following these preventative measures will hopefully mean you don’t have to use home owner’s insurance to replace your rug.

The first thing you’ll want to do is roll up your rugs and put them somewhere at least 10 inches above the floor. If you live in a two story house, move the rugs upstairs.

If you can, store the rugs in a windowless room. Wrap the rugs in plastic for the time being (never keep your rugs in plastic for an extended period of time). Keep the rug vertical wherever you choose to store it, as other methods lead to creases.

Take photographs of all the things you own for insurance purposes. Behnam Rugs can evaluate your rug from a picture if it is trapped in your home.

Seal or cover window frames so that water and debris have a harder time getting in.

Elevate anything that could rust. Unplug appliances and move them several feet from the ground.

Place furniture tabs under furnishings so that they don’t bleed into carpet or mark the floor.

Remember, if you choose not to move your area rug to higher ground, it will become a sponge that generates mold and mildew within 48 hours.

If you rug suffers water damage, clean and extract the water within 24-48 hours to avoid mold and color runs. Some antique rugs and rugs that use vegetable dye are less likely to experience color running. If your rug has been exposed to water for longer than 48 hours, you will need to take it to a professional for cleaning and mold removal before the fibers rot.

When the rug lays on the floor while storm water courses over it, it acts as a filter and debris goes deep into the rug’s foundation before the water runs off. This debris becomes trapped and must be removed by a professional.

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5 Things you can do with an Unwanted Rug

Rug made into a pillow5 Things you can do with an Unwanted Rug

Over time, you may fall out of love with your rug or decide to redecorate your home and the rug doesn’t match the new aesthetic. You may move and your rug doesn’t fit in your new home. There are a few options if you want to get rid of an old rug. Don’t just throw it away!

  1. If you’re selling your home, you can always include the rug with the sale of the house. This adds value and the new homeowners may love the rug. Oversized rugs add a lot to the room and can be a pain to move.
  2. Consider giving the rug to a family member, especially if the rug is valuable. This is often the case with authentic Persian rugs and antique rugs. Keeping it in the family will give your family member the opportunity to own a rug that appreciates in value and you don’t truly lose the heirloom or the memories.
  3. Donation is a charitable option for those looking to get rid of a rug. Every year, Behnam Rugs helps clients donate rugs to churches, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations. Consult with us and a financial advisor to be sure you go through the correct channels. Proper documentation is necessary for a tax write off. Stop by Behnam Rugs to get the papers for official donation documents.
  4. You may try to sell your rug. This is not easy and depends on the quality, age, and type of rug you wish to sell. A unique, authentic, older Persian rug is much easier to sell than a machine made rug or even some handmade rugs. If your rug is made in a color or style that is no longer popular you may have trouble selling it. Refer with Behnam Rugs to make sure you are selling your rug for the right price. We give free verbal appraisals on Saturdays. If you are using eBay or Craigslist it may take a long time to sell your rug unless it is rare. This can be discouraging. Another way to sell your rug is by taking it to a rug store and seeing if they are interested.
  5. Repurposing or altering- Maybe you still like the design of your rug but no longer have room for it or wish to redecorate the space the rug used to be in. Repurposing may be right for you.
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