– Banking Financial Collateral

– Mergers and Acquisitions

– Donations

– Property and tax assessment

– Accounting and Legal

– Pr-insurance



The following is a brief listing of the types of personal property assets we have appraised:

Why An Appraisal?

There are no less than 20 reasons why a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisal is required by Lenders, CPAs, Attorneys, business owners, and others.

Lenders are required to substantiate equipment values in order  to assign collateral . Accountants, Attorneys need to rely on a qualified and certified appraisal when representing a balance sheet and client espectively when equipment is to be divided or allocated.

Each of these professionals all ask the same question: “What’s the equipment really worth?” They may even ask…”Is there goodwill?” “Do only the tangible assets of your business have value?” If so, how are those assets valued?

Which of these methods do you typically use to determine equipment value?

  • Do you guess?
  • Do you rely on the word of a non-certified person who may have a hidden agenda?
  • Do you rely on the depreciation schedule or book value?

BEWARE!  Guessing, relying on the word of a non-certified person, or relying on a depreciation schedule is inaccurate, unsubstantiated, filled with liability, risky, and will not hold up to scrutiny!

Estimating the value of your machinery and equipment at any given time requires the specialized skills of a professional who has the expertise and certification to determine its value. Whether you need to know the fair market value or other standards of value such as liquidation value, salvage value or replacement cost, doesn’t it make sound financial sense to obtain a credible Certified Equipment Appraisal Report that holds up under scrutiny with financial institutions, government agencies, buyers, sellers, shareholders or partners?

(Hint…You’ve Probably Needed A CMEA Professional On More Than One Business Occasion, But You Just Didn’t Know A Certified Machinery And Equipment Appraisal Was Required Until Now!).

Briefly…Here are 15 typical reasons why you NEED to obtain a Certified Machinery & Equipment Valuation by a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA)

  • Business Valuations
  • Financing (Lending, Leases, etc.)
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Insurable Value
  • Tax Purposes
  • Insurance
  • Cost Segregation
  • Property Taxes
  • Donations and Gift Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Estate Settlements
  • SBA Loans
  • Trust Agreements
  • Partnerships


The ABCs of Certified Valuations

by AE • on June 2, 2011 • in Business Owners, Machinery and Equipment Appraisal

Just as it’s important for a child to learn his or her ABCs, it’s important to know the ABCs of certified appraisals.


A certified appraiser will determine which valuation standard will be applied to deliver the most accurate appraisal for a client’s unique situation. Standards include fair market value, liquidation value, scrap value, and so forth.

Best Practice

Certified appraisers adhere to the standards set forth by The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). USPAP compliance is required by professional appraisal associations, client groups, and by federal, state, and local agencies.


The best appraisers have earned the credentials necessary to professionally appraise businesses, equipment, and machinery, including Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA), Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA), Certified Business Counselor (CBC), and Board Certified in Business Appraisal (BCBA).


Certified appraisers do not guess, or rely solely on book value or on the opinions of non-certified persons. Appraisals need to stand up to the scrutiny of the IRS, the courts, and other regulating agencies.


A certified appraiser is held to the highest ethical standards, to protect the public from unsubstantiated or questionable machinery and equipment appraisals. Marketing & Consultant Serviced, Inc.  has its own code of ethics, which are even stronger than the industry standards.


  Industry Categories

Listed below are some examples of industry categories we value:

(Contact us for references on valuations within these industries)

  • Abattoirs
  • Bottling, packaging and carton filling plant
  • Breweries
  • Cable Manufacturing
  • Civil construction equipment
  • Clothing and knitwear manufacturing
  • Cold and cool stores
  • Farm and earthmoving equipment
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Grain and seed processing
  • Restaurants, Cafes, Hotels and Motels
  • Engineering and Manufacturing plant
  • Medical and laboratory equipment
  • Retail and wholesale distribution
  • Steel processing
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Transportation and construction equipment
  • Warehousing
  • Waste processing
  • Wood processing
  • Milk processing
  • Office equipment and furniture
  • Plastic injection moulding and extrusion
  • Printing industry
  • Quarry equipment
  • Rendering plants
  • Rest Home plant and building fitout
  • Road transport equipment
  • School asset registers
  • Small goods manufacturing
  • Supermarkets
  • Timber processing and milling
  • Woodworking Industries
  • Energy and utilities
  • Food processing
  • General manufacturing
  • High tech
  • Hospitality
  • Medical
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceutical