Robert A. Hittel

Appraisal Services, Inc.

Accredited Senior Appraiser American Society of Appraisers
Certified Appraiser International Society of Appraisers
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property


Why Are Millennials Rejecting Prized Family Possessions?

Posted on 23 Aug 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Observer Lisa Schmeiser August 23, 2017 As a verb, “konmari”—the life-changing technique of decluttering, as proselytized by Marie Kondo—may well suffer the same fate as the adjective “metrosexual.” Go on, try to recall the last time someone dropped that into casual conversation. But as an idea, it may also enjoy the same future: silent ubiquity […]

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Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

The New York Times Tom Verde Aug. 18, 2017 Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Conn., is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do — eventually — with Mrs. Shear’s beloved set of Lenox china? Ms. Beauregard […]

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Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Home & Garden Jura Koncius March 27, 2015 A seismic shift of stuff is underway in homes all over America. Members of the generation that once embraced sex, drugs and rock-and-roll are trying to offload their place settings for 12, family photo albums and leather sectionals. Their offspring don’t want them. As baby boomers, born […]

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Some of the trends that will shape the new Millennial economy by Goldman Sachs

Posted on 01 Mar 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Goldman Sachs March, 2015 Millennials coming of age. One of the largest generations in history is about to move into its prime spending years. Millennials are poised to reshape the economy; their unique experiences will change the ways we buy and sell, forcing companies to examine how they do business for decades to come. The […]

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8 things millennials want—and don’t want—show how different they are from their parents

Posted on 28 Feb 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

The Washington Post Zachary A. Goldfarb February 28, 2015 Goldman Sachs released a fascinating series of charts this week about Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000. A group totaling 92 million Americans, Millennials differ from Generation Xers and Baby Boomers in many ways — including when they plan to get married, their financial […]

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