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The Art of Being Credible
Life as a certified equipment appraiser

By:  Nick Howard  |  Date: August 2021  |  Contact the Author

"Today is an ideal time to spend some money and have my plant appraised," said no printer, ever. Regardless of whether you feel appraisals are worthless, today’s plant and machinery appraisal industry is substantial and essential, with trained specialists deployed in accessing and verifying plant machinery to determine condition and worth.

Credible is the keyword when preparing an assignment, just as is specific knowledge of a specific industry. I’ve been carrying out plant appraisals for over forty years, and, almost exclusively, for the Print Communications industry, although anything from 5-axis machine tools, to a winery, has been part of recent assignments.

There are good arguments in support of an appraisal. Banks and leasing sectors insist on a valid and certified opinion of value and often turn to professional appraisers or auction companies, most of whom offer this service.

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