Asset Remarketing – How to Maximize Recoveries

Overview Remarketing of assets is required to maximize recoveries, limit losses, and achieve the highest return on equipment investments. To maximize returns, it is important to understand and employ a variety of remarketing strategies depending on the equipment type and internal resources available. Smart Remarketing The best strategy for selling assets to maximize recoveries depends …

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How to Interpret Market Sales Data for Asset Valuation

This article describes how to read and interpret and use market sales comparison data, to effectively translate actual market data into asset valuation for collateral, lending, leasing, or for any other purpose. It’s easy to find things for sale on the internet. If you go to ebay.com you can find iPhone, vintage toasters, 1972 Pintos, …

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Hospital Appraisals

Hospital Appraisals – How to Value the Hospital Assets

This article describes a general approach to valuation of hospital assets. Values depend on age, condition, specific OEM model numbers, and a host of other factors. This article describes a general approach to valuation, and discusses some asset values, but the specific equipment and model numbers must be individually researched and analyzed. Types of Healthcare …

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ASA Certification for an Appraisal – Why Does it Matter?

Why a Certified Appraisal Matters There are a number of certifying and regulating entities governing machinery and equipment appraisers, in the U.S. and internationally. We will focus mostly on the U.S. market, but here we define and describe all of these organizations. When conducting or commissioning an appraisal, you want the appraisal to be credible, …

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Valuation of Solar Assets

What is a Residual Value for Equipment Leasing, and How is it Determined?

Overview In the equipment leasing industry, a residual value is the leasing company’s equity investment in the lease. It is, nominally, the value of the equipment at the end of the lease, the price that the lessee will pay to buy the equipment, or, in the event of return, the equity investment in the lease …

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Working with an outside appraiser

How to Manage and Work with Outside Appraisers

Hire smart. Selection of the right appraiser is the most important determinant of a successful appraisal that will be accurate, credible, and done on time. Inquire about industry experience and knowledge of the subject asset class. Know the appraiser’s credentials, to allow credibility and sale-ability to third party investors. Ask about confidentiality practices to ensure …

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Valuation of Solar Assets

Overview In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 50%. Installations surged in 2016 ahead of potential expiration of the ITC, but an extension in late 2015 has created federal policy stability through 2021. Solar project costs have continued their rapid decline; the cost of utility-scale solar projects has declined by 80% during 2010-2018. …

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Fair Market Value and Orderly Liquidation Value

When Do I Use Fair Market Value and Orderly Liquidation Value?

When beginning an appraisal, it is important to establish the correct premise of value. The premise of value is the definition of that conclusion of value which is most meaningful for the proposition or decision or transaction being conducted. To allow a successful appraisal the premise of value must be agreed between the appraiser and …

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