Appraising Assets & Businesses

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An error in judgment in appraising machinery, equipment or the entire business can be costly. That’s why as a business owner, you should have confidence that the values are true and are backed by evidence to support the fair market value.

All appraisal reports are not created equal. The R. A. Kent Company, LLC 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), the leading authoritative source for appraisals.

Our pledge to you is that you will receive prompt attention, an accurate, irrefutable, defensible, and descriptive report that includes photographs, model and serial numbers, and other descriptive information that will withstand scrutiny. Our assignment of value is based on extensive research, personal inspection, and contact with manufacturers and suppliers to determine what your items are really worth.

Appraisal Case Studies

Click here to read how we’ve helped business owners determine the value of their equipment ...and their businesses.

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

Bankers  need an appraisal in support of loan decisions.

CPAs  need an appraisal when helping their clients convert from a C Corporation to a Sub-Chapter S Corporation, Estate and Gift Planning, Trusts, and Sarbanes Oxley.

Attorneys  need an appraisal to substantiate accurate and realistic values that withstand IRS and court scrutiny.

In short, if you are involved with any of the following, you definitely need a defensible valuation from an independent Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) —

• Buy/Sell Agreements
• Converting From C To S Corp
• Leases
• Insurance Valuations
• Foreclosures
• FASB 141 & 142 Valuations
• Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
• Divorce Settlements
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Litigation Support
• Trust & Estate Planning
• Partnership Dissolution
• Gift Estate Planning
• 1031 Exchanges
• Retirement Planning

In some cases, a less expensive Desktop Appraisal may be all you need.

Serving the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida with reliable, certified appraisals and business brokerage services

Robert A. Kent, Sr.
The R.A. Kent Company, LLC
PO Box 506
Webster, NC 28788