Machinery & Equipment Appraisals

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When do you need a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisal?

Business Owners need an Appraisal for insurable value, selling, financing, expansion, and strategic growth

CPAs need a Certified Appraisal because the IRS requires a Certified Appraisal by a Certified Appraiser! A Certified Appraisal is also needed when helping their clients convert from a C to S Corporation, Estate and Gift Planning, Trusts, Sarbanes-Oxley, and FASB 141/142.

Bankers and Lenders need an Appraisal in support of loan and lease decisions to substantiate and collateralize a loan. Especially the Small Business Administration's new SOP's that require a "qualified" equipment appraisal.

Attorneys need an Appraisal to substantiate accurate and realistic values that withstand IRS and Court scrutiny.

Certified Machinery & Equipment
Appraisal Features

Certified Machinery & Equipment
Appraisal Features


USPAP Certified

Excellent Customer Service

Competitive Pricing

Fast turnaround time!

Our Equipment Appraisal Process

Our Equipment Appraisal Process



  1. Discuss engagement with client
  2. Agree on terms (price and turnaround time)
  3. Retain
  4. Sign electronic engagement letter


  1. Gather machinery and equipment listing
  2. Site visit (unless it is desktop report)
  3. Conduct research


  1. Equipment and market data
  2. Assess all methods of valuation (Cost, Market, and Income approach)
  3. Identify the most appropriate method
  4. Conduct appraisal with supporting analysis


  1. Send draft report to client
  2. Finalize invoice


Send Report to Client

Important key information relating to SBA appraisals

If the amount being financed (including any 7(a), 504, seller, or other financing) minus the appraised value of real estate and/or equipment being financed is $250,000 or less, the lender may perform its own valuation of the business being sold.

The appraisal must allocate separate values to the individual components of the transaction including land, building, equipment and intangible assets.

Lenders must carefully evaluate the value of assets other than cash that are injected by owners or principals. Therefore, an appraisal or other valuation by an independent third party is required if the valuation of the fixed assets is greater than the depreciated value (net book value). A valuation of the fixed assets provided as part of a business valuation will not meet these requirements.