Since the answer to this question often affects our most important decisions, it makes good sense to utilize a professional appraiser.
Estimating the value of your machinery and equipment requires skill and specific training. An error in judgment on your appraisal can negatively impact your business. For this very reason, our appraisers are Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisers (CMEA’s) by the National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute.
We understand that “book value” may not be a true reflection of fair market value. Our assignment of value is based on extensive research, personal inspection and contact with manufactures and/or suppliers to determine what your items are really worth.
We are dedicated to providing fair, accurate, and un-biased evaluation of your equipment. This helps your company understand the fair market value of your equipment assets.
All appraisal reports are not created equal. The Lincoln Group will deliver a comprehensive and detailed Certified Appraisal Report consistent with the ethics and guidelines mandated by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). USPAP, promulgated by Congress and the Appraisal Foundation, is the leading authoritative source for appraisals.
We appraise many different items and entities from a wide variety of industries. Below is just a sample of the things we’ve worked with in the past.
- Agricultural Equipment
- Food Processing Equipment
- Machine Tools
- Material Handling
Bankers need a certified machinery and equipment appraisal in support of loan decisions. CPAs need certified M&E appraisals when converting to another corporate sub-chapter. Attorneys often need them for the purpose of litigation or defense and business owners need them to sell, transition or re-position their company.
Aside from those listed above, there are many reasons that an individual or an entity might need a professional appraisal. Below are a few examples.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Divorce Settlements
- Estate Settlements
- 1031 Exchanges
- Partnership Dissolutions
- Insurance Evaluations
- Litigation Support
- Buy/Sell Agreements
- Retirement Planning
- Gift Estate Planning
- Trust and Retirement Planning
- Converting a C to an S Corp.
- FASB 141 & 142