"Our clients trust us to always look out for their best interests. With this in mind, our work is guaranteed to the complete satisfaction of the client. If the client is not completely satisfied with our services, we will, at the client's option, either waive professional fees, or accept a portion of those fees that reflects the client's level of satisfaction.We strive for 100% Client Satisfaction - No Less."

Of course, it would be unethical to guarantee the results of an appraisal and we would never accept an assignment if a prospective client asked us to do so. We can and do however guarantee:

1. The Certified Machinery and Equipment appraisal will be prepared to the rules and standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

2. Before we start the engagement we will confirm in writing our full understanding of the assignment, your scheduling requirements and our fees.

3. The appraiser will maintain conformity and privacy of the information you provide us in the course of the assignment.

4. The appraisal will be delivered on time

5. We will always watch out for your interests.

Professional service firms refer National Equipment Appraisal to their clients because of their experience across a broad spectrum of accounting, legal, and tax issues. The company follows industry accepted audit programs making it easier for the professional to keep in touch with the appraiser's progress while at the same time keeping the client informed.

When special situations arise, companies rely on their advisors and National Equipment Appraisal to help them determine the value of machinery and equipment. Here are a few situations in which National Equipment Appraisal participated:
Appraisal for Subchapter S Election – C Corporation to S Corporation conversion.
Property Tax – Fixed Asset Reconciliation.
Gifting, IRS "Qualified Appraiser and Appraisal"
Accounting in connection with an acquisition – ASC 805, FAS 141, allocation of purchase price.
Litigation Support in connection with bankruptcy filing.
Divorce Settlement.
Estate Settlement.
Valuation of tangible assets in connection with a Trust Agreement.
Challenge of personal property taxes.
ESOP - Fixed asset market valuation.
Criminal Litigation.
Appraisal for arbitration and mediation.
Appraisal for civil litigation.
Expert Witness.

Businesses rely on National Equipment Appraisal because of its experience and competencies in understanding the nature of the assignment and its clear communications of results. Weather selling excess assets, determining cost allocations or transfer pricing, purchase price accounting, ASC 805 (FAS 141), or applying for a loan, business owners know they can count on National Equipment Appraisal to provide valuable advice relative to the purpose of the business decision.

Because National Equipment Appraisal's CEO and principal appraiser has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer for several businesses, it is easy to do business with them. This experience helps National provide exactly what you need from the appraisal and you can count on National to prepare its opinion in an expeditious and economical manner consistent with your best interests.

Some of the reasons companies have hired National Equipment Appraisal include:
Completing a Merger or Acquisition
Asset Management – Maximizing the return of investment by selling excess equipment
Financial Reporting – Accurately Inventory Fixed assets
Reduce Personal Property Taxes
Recommend Insurable Values
Replacement Cost Studies
Export compliance and reporting

National Equipment Appraisal has performed certified machinery and equipment appraisal in these industries:
Agriculture and Forestry
Business Services
Entertainment / Motion Pictures
Finance and Insurance
Food Products
Healthcare and Providers
Information Technology
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Waste and Recycling

Business owners consistently look for ways to be more profitable. That's why many of them look to National Equipment Appraisal to help manage their assets.
Understanding the true value of machinery and equipment helps business owners make more money because they can better manage the assets they own. Here's how:

Reducing taxes

Reduce personal property taxes by eliminating "ghost assets" – assets that are on the books but are no longer there. If contemplating a property tax appeal, consult National Equipment Appraisal to substantiate values.
A C-Corporation to S Corporation conversion may result in substantial income tax savings for owners of privately held companies. Consult your tax advisor and consider an asset appraisal to provide protection in the event built-in gains tax is triggered within the waiting period.
In mergers and acquisition situations, a machinery and equipment appraisal can be used in connection with structuring the transaction, determining depreciation recapture and in computing the gain or loss.
Obtaining Financing

Machinery and equipment appraisals are effectively used to secure term loans or working capital lines of credit. With lenders becoming more "asset minded" lending requests that are accompanied by an independent certified machinery and equipment appraisal have a better chance of approval.
Business Protection

Business owners who are renewing their insurance policies, changing carriers, expanding operations or buying a business routinely engage National Equipment Appraisal for Replacement Cost Appraisals.

In the unfortunate case where a company suffers a loss or disaster, insurance claims that include specific and detailed information about the condition of the asset and its value, are processed more efficiently and quicker. For this reason, business owners have their machinery and equipment appraised and the initial appraisal becomes the basis for annual updates.

Ownership and Transition Issues

National Equipment Appraisal provides machinery and equipment valuation information for ownership agreements for various reasons including:

Formation of a business entity
Buy / Sell agreements
A business owner is obtaining a divorce
Partnership dissolution
The business owner is considering retirement
Partners are being added to the company
Acquisition and Disposition of Used Machinery and Equipment
Sometimes it makes sense to take advantage of good deals in the used equipment market. And why tie up valuable working capital in unproductive, idle assets? In both cases, it's important to know the true market value for machinery and equipment.

In addition to helping you determine the right price for equipment purchases and sales, National Equipment provides asset re-marketing and sourcing services through a network of equipment dealers, brokers, appraisers and business intermediaries.

National Equipment Appraisal serves business by offering:

Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Services
Used Equipment Sales / Sell Surplus Equipment
Equipment Sourcing
Business Brokerage
Auctions and Liquidations

Banks and lending institutions rely on National Equipment Appraisal because they require realistic and independent opinions of collateral values for their loans.

Many local and regional banks understand the value of outsourcing its machinery and equipment appraisal requirements to experts. National Equipment Appraisal is most recognized for its service to regional and local community banks because it provides certified machinery and equipment appraisal services on an "as-needed" basis and clients know they can count on National Equipment Appraisal to deliver on time and with the highest degree of diligence and review.

Following is a partial list of some of the community and regional banks which National Equipment Appraisal has performed appraisals or provided consulting services.

Bank of the West Mission Valley Bank Umpqua Bank 
Chase Wells Fargo Bank CITI
First Capital Bank Pacific Enterprise Bank Pacific Commerce Bank
Community Bank South County Bank Mission Community Bank
Seacoast Commerce Bank  United Labor Bank  First Bank and Trust
Premier Service Bank Bank of Nevada Partners Bank
Pacific Premier Bank SCE Federal Credit Union Vons Credit Union
Capital Bank Winfield Bank United Central Bank
Community One FCU Banco Popular Commonwealth Business
Key Bank Vibra Bank Bank of Manhattan
Pacific Mercantile Bank Community Bank of N. CA Heritage Oaks Bank
Balboa Capital Keypoint FCU Stanford FCU
Commercial Bank CA Sunfirst Bank Southland EDC
and more ...    


Often times National Equipment Appraisal is asked to review a lenders fixed asset portfolio to assist in determining compliance with current underwriting guidelines. Several clients include regularly scheduled collateral inspections to determine existence, condition and value of their secured assets. Weather for compliance reasons, or to help with making better credit decisions, bankers and lenders rely on the experts at National Equipment Appraisal to help determine what assets are really worth.

In the unfortunate situation of repossession, call National Equipment Appraisal for advice. Depending on the asset's quality and demand, it may be more advantageous to market repossessed items through National Equipment Appraisal's extensive network of used equipment dealers and brokers than to go to auction. If time is a crucial factor, National Equipment Appraisal provides auction and liquidation services and the process usually takes between 45 and 60 days.


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From Concept to Closing

National Equipment Appraisal and JMR Capital's combined talents can handle the entire business or asset sale from concept to closing. We are one of only a few companies that are certified in all three disciplines - machinery and equipment appraisal, business valuation and merger and acquisition services. 

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