Author Archives: Randeen Cummings

historic letters
Books and TV

For All Who Come After: A Mother in 1802 Looks Ahead 100 Years

A while ago a client brought me historic letters for me to evaluate. Mixed in with major historic figures was this humble 1802 letter. Our nation was very young, this unknown mother describes the day to day life in 1802 as she tries to imagine what the nation, the world… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • August 26, 2018
high functioning autism
Finding Balance

Tips for Living with a High Functioning Autistic Child

Challenges, Triumphs, Blessings Living with a child diagnosed with high functioning autism is quite an adventure into personal "character building." You must grow with your child, change, adapt and as they do...think outside the box. From personal experience over 11 years of a fine young man's struggles and growth, this… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • July 24, 2018
Money & Finance

Auction House or Estate Sale? Which to Choose?

In this last of four articles, I want to summarize and give insight for you to make knowledgeable choices when you need to about downsizing or when handling an estate. The first article addressed how and when to choose a qualified appraiser, the second addressed the estate sale option and… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • June 17, 2018
property auctions
Organization and Tips

Personal Property Auctions: Pros and Cons

Downsizing and dispersing estate personal property can be challenging. In this series of four articles I have attempted to give you readers information to make knowledgeable decisions. The first article discusses finding a qualified appraiser. The second article discusses the ins and outs of estate sales as an option. This… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • April 25, 2018
estate sale
Organization and Tips

Estate Sale Tips: Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro?

Knowledge IS power. Part of my mission as a professional appraiser and estate sale representative has been to provide knowledge so my clients can make decisions in their best interest. In this, and the next two articles I will endeavor to provide you with information about estate sales, auctions and… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • March 15, 2018
property appraiser
Money & Finance

Help! Choosing a Qualified Personal Property Appraiser

As a certified appraiser, a valuation specialist, through Appraisers International Society (AiS), I'd like to share my expertise and advice for hiring the services of a personal property appraiser. "Cavaveat emptor" and "cognoscere nisi habeat fiduciam" In case you are not Latin proficient: "Buyer Beware" and "Trust but Verify." Very… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • February 14, 2018
home décor
Home Decor

Antiques & Collectibles Revitalize Your Office or Home Décor

We tend to enter each new year with renewed vigor, renewed inspiration and a new vision for the year. Why not consider how you can revitalize, invigorate your office or home décor? What can you do to make your home or office more inviting, more a reflection of you? Consider… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • January 6, 2018
Family & Friends

Downsizing Dilemma: How to Approach Your Parents

How do you approach your parents about downsizing? Carefully. Very Carefully! While you are together over the holidays, it may be a good time to open the discussion. To you it may be "stuff," even a nuisance. To your parent or parents, it may be treasured possessions, each with a special… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • December 10, 2017
holiday moments
Marriage & Divorce

The Long Goodbye: Remembering Holiday Moments

Bittersweet. You live that word. You ARE that word, knowing you will be sharing your last Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday moments together. Both of you know it. You don't talk about it much, if at all. You feel your way and try to stay positive while each of your hearts… Read More
  • Randeen Cummings |
  • November 18, 2017

About Randeen Cummings

Randeen Cummings

Randeen Cummings, AiSCV AVS AiV is a Personal Property Appraiser and owner of Cummings & Associates in Eugene, Oregon. She is a certified valuation specialist through the Appraisers International Society. A long time appraiser, small business owner, mother and grandmother, she has been featured on National TV and is currently writing the Generalist Appraiser certification course for the global AiSociety AiCore program. Contact her through her website.