Just one puzzle piece alone doesn't give you the full picture.  Machinery and equipment appraisals should be so much more than numbers.  While value is a key component, it’s not the only element of a reliable appraisal.  Value is the tip of the iceberg, and you need to look beneath the surface to its foundation to determine its strength.


That is why, we believe, it is important for our clients to know the “how” and the “why” behind the value.


The appraisal has to have substance.  Taking a leap of faith shouldn’t be a client’s primary strategy when reading an appraisal.  The appraisal should be developed and written with the full understanding of the client in mind.



We realize value without logic, communication and solid research is just one solitary piece of the puzzle.


Our clients and the use of our appraisals is varied, including but not limited to:


  • Banks for use in financing
  • Equipment leasing companies for use in sale-leasebacks
  • Equipment leasing companies for use in residual negotiations
  • Businesses that have combined for use in allocating purchase price
  • Marital partners for use in divorce negotiations
  • Business shareholders or partners for buyout purposes
  • Business owners to help develop a business sales price


If you need a machinery and equipment appraisal, consider us at your disposal.  Have questions?  Let's talk. Just give us a call at 716-689-9350 or email William Engel, ASA, at We look forward to speaking with you.


Strategic Asset Management


William M. Engel, ASA

96 Wood Acres Drive

East Amherst, NY 14051

T: 716-689-9350

F: 716-689-9351