​​​​​Hampton Professional Services 

​​Merritt Leigh Hampton, ISA  

The region's most experienced personal property appraiser. 

Plus many regional senior living communities have utilized her appraisal expertise such as Fearrington Village and Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC; The Forest at Duke, Croaisdale Senior Center, and The United Methodist Retirement Center in Durham, NC; The Cedars of Meadowmont, Carol Woods, and Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC; Searstone, Glenaire, Carolina House and Clarebridge in Cary, NC; and others.

Essential to the many corporate-referral and client-recommendation relationships that Merritt has maintained since 2001 has been the integrity she brings to the process of appraisal. As clearly stated in the Codes of Ethics for every professional appraisal organization, an appraiser should be an “actively accredited” individual “with no past, present or future vested interest in the property being appraised.” This means that dealers, auctioneers, tag sale managers and consignment shop owners are not the ideal candidates for officially appraising property, although they are often knowledgeable and valuable resources. 

Only by retaining an accredited, experienced, and independent appraiser such as Merritt — with no ownership interest in any resale business such as tag sale or retail — can you be assured of a professional relationship in which your specific appraisal needs and individual financial vested interests will not just be a top priority — but will be the only priority.

Call Merritt Hampton today to discover how she can best provide the professional appraisal services you deserve, whether it's for a single treasured object or for a complex multi-site disposition — she'll meet your appraisal needs and exceed your highest expectations. 

As appraisal work is confidential in nature, listing Merritt's numerous private clients is not possible however the following is a sampling of public entities that endorse her appraisal work:

University of North Carolina, Historic Properties Collection, Chapel Hill, NC


Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

The Kenan Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC

The Mary and James R. Patton Fine Art Trust, Chapel Hill, NC

Center for the Study of The American South, Chapel Hill, NC

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Durham, NC

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Fine Art Foundation, Charlotte, NC

The Duke Endowment, Charlotte, NC

Nasher Art Museum, Duke University, Durham NC

East-West Partners Development Group, Chapel Hill, NC


North Carolina Central University, Art Museum, Durham, NC

Gov. Brooks’ 18th C. American Collection, Chapel Hill, NC


Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC

University Masonic Lodge, Chapel Hill, NC

Orange County Historical Museum, Hillsborough, NC

Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh, NC

King’s Daughters Foundation of NC, Raleigh, NC


Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC

Durham Co. Public Library, Durham, NC

Liberty Hall, Historic House & Gardens Museum, Kenansville, NC

LabCorp, Burlington, NC/Greenwich CN

The Brody Group, Kinston, NC


Dunn Pittman Skinner & Cushman PLLC, New Bern, NC

Duplin Country Public School System, Duplin County, NC


Duke University Medical Center Arts and Health, Durham, NC 

Trends ‘N Traditions, Wilson, NC/Raleigh, NC

Bell Davis and Pitt PA, Winston-Salem, NC


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC


Duke Health Cancer Center, Durham, NC 


The Heirs of Col. Asbury Coward, CSA, Charleston, SC/Annapolis, MD 

Wickland: Home of Three Governors Historic House Museum, Bardstown, KY