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SBA 504 Refinance Equipment Appraisal

How to get the best SBA 504 Refinance Loan Equipment Appraisal?

Are you ready for the new SBA 504 Refinance RUSH

Our Certified Equipment Appraisal Reports are:

  • Certified / Qualified by SBA Standards

  • Irrefutable

  • We Know the Equipment

  • Substantiated

  • Court Tested

  • Master Level Appraisers

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What we offer:

In Business SBA Loans, Capital Equipment Loans, and Capital Equipment Finance, an Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified / Qualified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Get true Fair Market Value and if desired Orderly and Forced Liquidation Values
  • Certified / Qualified = Preferred & Accepted by all Lenders / SBA / CDC offices
  • Decide on a realistic line item value threshold – Ask us about this if unsure generally $2,500 and up with all smaller items being grouped and  categorized (Such as Ancillary, Furniture, and small Electronics)
  • Our Equipment Appraisals will be Internal Audit compliant
  • Our Equipment Appraisals are U.S.P.A.P. compliant (Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice)
  • If there is potential Litigation – Make sure your Report is Certified & performed by a true Equipment Appraisal professional. 
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Chris Rials MCMEA SBA

Chris-Rials MCMEA SBA
Chris Rials, MCMEA, SBA
Director of Expert Equipment Appraisal
Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser
Senior Business Analyst

Master Certified Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA), Senior Business Analyst (SBA).

Chris Rials currently owns Expert Equipment Appraisal, which performs a wide array of Machinery and Equipment Appraisals and Business Valuations throughout the state of Texas, with a primary focus on the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

Mr. Rials has over seven years of business management experience.  He is a Nationally Master Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (MCMEA), and also holds the designation of Senior Business Analyst (SBA), by the International Society of Business Analysts.  His years of business experience and professionalism along with his strong personal ethical guidelines and knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) make him a perfect fit for our industry.

Mr. Rials has had the unique privilege of being directly trained and coached by Accredited Senior Appraiser, Mr. John Harris, (ASA, MCBC, AM&AA), President of Marketing Consultant Services, Inc., and previous Director of the prestigious National Equipment and Business Builders Institute (NEBBI).  As well as Mr. Nathan Bazzle (MCMEA, CSBA) who owns several successful businesses and performs Machinery and Equipment Appraisals and Business Valuations all over the nation.

Divorce Equipment Appraisal

What do I need to know about a Divorce Equipment Appraisal?

  • Certified

  • Irrefutable

  • We Know your Equipment

  • Substantiated

  • Court Tested

  • Master Level Appraisers

Dealing with a Divorce Equipment Appraisal when a Business is involved has very unique and stressful challenges. Here are a few key things you must keep in mind no matter if you are the Business Owner or the (Soon to be “Ex”) Spouse.

For Both Parties

  • Arbitration will save both of you lots of money – the only people who make money on extra divorce equipment appraisals are the appraisers and the attorneys who fight over them.
  • Questions and Answers your Attorney NEEDS to ask to Verify the validity of the other sides Appraiser.

For Business Owners:

  • Use the Proper Value Level – You want low values and your spouse will want High Values
  • Only Certified Equipment Appraisers have the court compliance YOU need
  • Do an Onsite Appraisal ONLY – Desktop Appraisals are suspect in court.

For the (Soon to be “Ex”) Spouse

  • Verify Your Spouses Appraisers Certification – If they are local – expect a good buddy system, Auctioneers and Dealers should be instantly suspected of Bias.
  • Don’t forget the small tools, furniture, electronics, etc. – This is often overlooked.
  • Expect Dirty Equipment and Superficial Breakdowns during the Appraisal.

Note: We have written an eBook that is specifically appropriate for Divorce Equipment Appraisals.  

Call us to request your free eBook copy of Divorce Equipment Appraisals – Combat Tactics (Business owner and Spouse Edition)

 

Equipment Appraisal in Northern Ohio

Do you need an Equipment Appraisal in Northern Ohio?

We provide Certified Equipment Appraisals in Northern Ohio / Toledo OH / Cleveland OH / Columbus OH and everything in between.

Things to Note:

  • Our Master Ohio Equipment Appraisers have performed hundreds of Equipment Appraisals. This experience directly affects you in a better appraisal.
  • You will also receive advice on preparation for the Ohio Equipment Appraisal, the site visit, appraisal forms, understanding the market data, and any other concern you may have involving your report.
  • Special Note on Divorce and Estate Appraisals – We suggest choosing an Appraiser from at least 1 County or more away to have a true Unbiased Report in case of litigation.
  • Our Ohio Appraisers can easily appraise at any value level such as: Fair Value, Fair Market Value, Orderly Liquidation Value, Forced Liquidation Value, Replacement Value, Scrap Value, Etc.

Litigation / Court Equipment Appraisals

How to get the best Litigation / Court Equipment Appraisal?

In Answer: Our Appraisers are Court Tested and our Master Appraisers have passed the Daubert Challenge in Federal and State Courts.

In Litigation & Court a Certified Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed. So many times we have faced opposing council that have relied on a sub-par appraiser that seemed like a good idea until they were faced by one of our Master Appraisers and the Certified Equipment Appraisal report they provided. 

Call now to discuss your case directly with the best Master Certified Equipment Appraiser that matches your specific case. Please feel free to request our CV / Resume, a list of our previous litigation cases, a fee schedule, and either of our eBooks (“Equipment Appraisal 101 – the Basics” and “Divorce Equipment Appraisal – Combat Tactics / Business Edition”).

We are very well versed in understanding the litigation process in terms of an Equipment Appraisal and can easily work with you, no matter your personal level of knowledge about Equipment Appraisals.

Our Reports are:

  • Substantiated

  • Irrefutable

  • Certified

  • and Created or Reviewed by Master Equipment Appraisers (We have 5 of the 23 Master Appraisers in the United States)

Please Call so we can discuss your specific needs.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Our reports are Compliant and Very Detailed
  • Lower Costs due to Nationwide Appraisers
  • Line Item Value Thresholds based on your needs
  • Master Appraisers with Business Appraisal & Brokerage Experience
  • Fully Documented & Substantiated Files for Proof
  • Court Tested Expert Witnesseses
  • Thousands of Appraisals Performed

Insurable Value Equipment Appraisals

What Makes Our Certified Insurable Value Equipment Appraisals Better?

Our Answer to your Insurable Value Equipment Appraisal Needs:

We are Certified Nationally
Our Reports are Irrefutable
We Know your Equipment
Our Reports are Deeply Substantiated
Our Reports are Court Tested
We are Master Level Appraisers

In setting Insurable Values an Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed.

Many times you will need a substantiated and irrefutable equipment appraisal to set your insurable values. This tool can be used to set normal limits or to help lower fees when the insurance companies value your equipment higher than is realistic.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Our reports are Compliant and Very Detailed
  • All Value Ranges are Offered
  • Lower Costs due to Nationwide Appraisers
  • Line Item Value Thresholds based on your needs
  • Master Appraisers with Business Appraisal & Brokerage Experience
  • Fully Documented & Substantiated Files for Proof
  • Court Tested Expert Witnesseses
  • Thousands of Appraisals Performed

Equipment Appraisal on Leased Equipment

How do I get the best Equipment Appraisal on Leased Equipment?

Our Answer:

We find that when it comes to getting an equipment appraisal on Leased Equipment there are some specific things you need to consider.

  1. If you are the Lease holding Company – Be sure you work closely with your equipment appraiser so that the definition of value mirrors the one you have used in your contract. There have been many times we have seen appraisals that do not exactly match the definition and it can render the equipment appraisal useless.  We realize that you have specific needs and jargon in your contracts and are willing to work closely with you to correctly value the equipment.
  2. If you are the Equipment Buyer or Owner – The main thing you must pay attention to is the contract terms when having your equipment appraisal performed. By not mirroring the exact contract terms and definitions you can easily waste money on an appraisal that will get you nowhere. We suggest that if you are working out a negotiation with the lease holding company that you have us appraise the equipment as per their definition and also appraise the equipment as per USPAP definitions of value. This can give you a bargaining position.

We are:

  • Certified
  • Irrefutable
  • We Know your Equipment
  • Substantiated
  • Court Tested
  • Master Level Appraisers

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Get all 3 Primary Values on the report (High, Mid, Low – See definitions below)
  • Certified = Preferred & Accepted by Lenders / SBA
  • Decide on a realistic line item value threshold – Ask us about this if unsure
  • Equipment Appraisals can help set Insurable Values
  • We Understand Lease Agreement Wording and Appraise Accordingly
  • If there is potential Litigation – Make sure your Report is Certified
  • We have done Thousands of Appraisals for the lessor and lessee
  • Lease Appraisals are a significant portion of our business. 

Retirement / Succession Equipment Appraisals

Whats needed for a Retirement / Succession Equipment Appraisal?

Our Answer about Retirement or Succession Equipment Appraisals:

The primary thing we have found when dealing with this type of equipment appraisal is focusing on the larger equipment. Another key thing is working very closely with your Attorney and CPA to establish exactly which items you want to hold in the company for flexibility through the transition.

We have seen that an average equipment value of $1,500 and up needs to have its own line item on the appraisal. Smaller items such as hand tools, furniture, and electronics can usually be lumped into general categories to save both time and cost on the equipment appraisal.

We also find that having the CPA or Attorney hire us helps establish an arms-length transaction in case there is ever any future disputes about the equipment appraisal.

In Retirement / Succession an Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • The IRS only accepts Certified Reports
  • Knowledge about the Situation to help you if needed
  • Our reports are Compliant and Very Detailed
  • Line Item Value Thresholds based on your needs
  • Master Appraisers with Business Appraisal & Brokerage Experience
  • Fully Documented & Substantiated Files for Proof
  • Thousands of Appraisals Performed

Partnership Dissolution Equipment Appraisal

Whats a Partnership Dissolution Equipment Appraisal?

Our answer to this:

In any partnership one of the most challenging things is the Dissolution of the company.

Generally a strong emotional reason is creating the need for the partnership to end. We find that very few partnerships had the appropriate plan in place for this event. In this setting we find that we are often “between” the partners and tend to be mistrusted by the partner who did not specifically hire us.

  1. With this in mind we have some simple things we suggest to make sure you are able to keep your costs low through the equipment appraisal.
  2. Consider hiring the equipment appraiser as an Arbitrator in regards to the equipment value.
  3. Have the Equipment Appraiser create a report that shows High Value – Medium Value, and Low Value so you know your ranges.
  4. Hire the Equipment Appraiser from at least a few counties away from home. This eliminates any fear of Bias.
  5. Never Hire an Equipment Dealer or Local Auctioneer – They will almost always be Bias to one party.
  6. Consider a Desktop Appraisal – The Values are the same – the Cost is much lower.

In Partnership Agreements / Dissolution an Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Get all 3 Primary Values on the report (High, Mid, Low – See definitions below)
  • Certified = Preferred & Accepted by Lenders / SBA
  • Decide on a realistic line item value threshold – Ask us about this if unsure
  • Equipment Appraisals can help set Insurable Values
  • Equipment Appraisals are often needed for Corporation Tax Purposes
  • If there is potential Litigation – Make sure your Report is Certified
  • We have done Thousands of Appraisals

Loan Equipment Appraisal

How to get the best Loan Equipment Appraisal?

  • Certified

  • Irrefutable

  • We Know the Equipment

  • Substantiated

  • Court Tested

  • Master Level Appraisers

Our Answer:

In Business Loans, Finance, SBA Loans an Equipment Appraisal is many times Required or Needed.

Here are some primary things you need to consider:

  • A Certified Equipment Appraisal is a Strong Negotiating Tool
  • Get all 3 Primary Values on the report (High, Mid, Low – See definitions below)
  • Certified = Preferred & Accepted by Lenders / SBA
  • Decide on a realistic line item value threshold – Ask us about this if unsure
  • Equipment Appraisals can help set Insurable Values
  • Equipment Appraisals are often needed for Corporation Tax Purposes
  • If there is potential Litigation – Make sure your Report is Certified
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