Do you know the "REAL VALUE" of your business assets?

United Appraisal Services has knowledgeable, accredited appraisers on-staff to assist you with all of your appraisal needs. We're focused on providing prompt, accurate, dependable service to each and every one of our clients - a standard of service not easily found in today's crowded financial industry.

Appraisal services for all of your valuable assets

As members of the internationally recognized American Society of Appraisers we can offer appraisal services for:

  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Antiques
  • Fine arts
  • Commercial real estate
  • Gems & Jewelry
  • Business valuations
  • And more...

Why should you have an appraisal completed?

With so many resources available to us, we are able to serve our clients world wide. Valuations are useful for such things as:

  • Financing
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Insurance
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Business Valuations

We go above and beyond the appraisal

United Appraisal Services offers a host of other related services that help you to realize the true value of your business assets including Auctions, Liquidations and Consulting. Call us today at (508) 676-8247 or drop us an email to learn more!

Types of Appraisals



The definition of "MARKET VALUE (FAIR MARKET VALUE)" is: A professional opinion of the estimated most probable price expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars to be realized for property in an exchange between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with equity to both, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell, and both parties fully aware of all relevant facts as of the effective date of this appraisal report.

The definition of "MARKET VALUE - IN PLACE" is: A professional opinion of the estimated most probable price expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars to be realized for property in an exchange between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with equity to both, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell, and both parties fully aware of all relevant facts as installed for intended utilization, as of the effective date of this appraisal report.

The definition of "FORCED LIQUIDATION VALUE (AUCTION)" is: A professional opinion of the estimated most probable price expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars which could typically be realized in a properly advertised and conducted public auction sale, held under forced sale conditions and under present day economic trends, as of the effective date of the appraisal report. Conclusions taken into consideration are physical location, difficulty of removal, physical condition, adaptability, specialization, marketability, overall appearance and psychological appeal. Further, the ability of the asset group to draw sufficient prospective buyers to insure competitive offers is considered. All assets are to be sold on a piecemeal basis "as is" with purchasers responsible for removal of assets at their own risk and expense. Any deletions or additions to the total assets appraised could change the psychological and or monetary appeal necessary to gain the price indicated.

The definition of "ORDERLY LIQUIDATION VALUE" is: A professional opinion of the estimated most probable price expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars which the subject equipment could typically realize at a privately negotiated sale, properly advertised and professionally managed, by a seller obligated to sell over an extended period of time, usually within six to twelve months, as of the effective date of the appraisal report. Further, the ability of the asset group to draw sufficient prospective buyers to insure competitive offers is considered. All assets are to be sold on a piecemeal basis "as is" with purchasers responsible for removal of assets at their own risk and expense. Any deletions or additions to the total assets appraised could change the psychological and/or monetary appeal necessary to gain the value indicated.

The definition of "NEW REPLACEMENT COST VALUE" is: A professional opinion of the cost expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars, F.O.B. the manufacturer's plant, to purchase a new item of like quality and specifications. If such an item is unavailable, the appraiser has used his or her best judgment in estimating a value as of the effective date of the appraisal.

In addition to complete appraisal reports with full inspections, we also offer the following:

The definition of "DESKTOP OPINION" is: A professional opinion of the appropriately defined value, expressed in terms of cash in U.S. dollars to be realized by the sale of equipment, in which the opinion is generated from lists and/or other informational materials supplied to the appraiser and evaluated without the benefit of an actual on site inspection. This opinion is not an appraisal and should not be used as an appraisal and is not recommended for use in credit decisions. A desktop opinion is used to determine the need for an appraisal or the scope of an appraisal.

The definition of "WALK-THRU" is: A limited or restricted appraisal whereby the machinery and equipment is given a very brief casual examination for the purposes of only basic identification (including the manufacturer, model, serial number where applicable), of noting general appearance and of noting whether operable, as opposed to a fully detailed examination of condition and of individual specifications. Further, since the machinery and equipment is not inspected in detail (as for a complete appraisal report) a "Walk-Thru" is not, and should not be considered to be the same as, a complete appraisal report. A "Walk-Thru" appraisal is not intended for parties other than the client and its' usage is restricted to the purpose for which it was rendered.

Accreditations

Many of our on-staff appraisers have been accredited by multi-discipline organizations such as ASA, AMEA and NAPA. Appraisers, For an introductory packet to United Appraisal Services Inc. and literature on ASA & AMEA, please contact us with your mailing address.

Samuel Shapiro

State of Rhode Island Licensed Auctioneer

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • President of Boston Chapter 2003-2004
  • President of Boston Chapter 1999-2000
  • Vice President of Boston Chapter 1996-1999
  • Treasurer of Boston Chapter 1995-1996
  • Secretary of Boston Chapter 1994-1995

Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA)

  • Certified Equipment Appraiser

Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA)

National Association of Professional Appraisers (NAPA)

  • Senior Professional Appraiser

Robert G. Sinclair

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

  • Accredited Member
  • President of Boston Chapter 2005-2006

Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA)

  • Accredited Equipment Appraiser

Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA)

National Association of Professional Appraisers (NAPA)

  • Senior Professional Appraiser

Letter of Transmittal

Please retype this letter on your letterhead. The attached letter of transmittal acts as a purchase order. AMEA and ASA both require that we receive a signed letter of transmittal before starting any job. It does benefit both parties and clarifies your requirements and our guidelines. If you feel that any pertinent information has been omitted, please feel free to retype this letter on your stationery and fax to our office.

Unless otherwise agreed upon, all appraisal reports are sent C.O.D.



(date prior to date of inspection)

Mr. Samuel Shapiro, President
United Appraisal Services, Inc
16 Anawan Street
Fall River, MA 02721
FAX: 508-677-4717

RE: Letter of Transmittal

We hereby authorize Samuel Shapiro, President of United Appraisal Services, Inc., and/or his assignees, to conduct an on-site inspection of the machinery and equipment assets of the named facility for the purpose of submitting an appraisal report at the agreed upon price as shown below.


Name & location of facility:



Type of facility: Approximate Square Footage (if applicable):



Type of Valuation: (select from attached list of definitions)



Intended Use:

Date Scheduled:

Fee for services:

Authorized by:

Title:

References

CAMERON & MITTLEMAN
ATTY. RICHARD MITTLEMAN

CHRISTOPHER M MULHEARN LAW
ATTY. CHRISTOPHER MULHEARN

A.I.G. COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT FINANCE
MR. BRIAN DeRUSHA

SAFER TEXTILE PROCESSING
BILL GARRITY
MR. ALBERT SAFER

HYMAN BRICKLE & SON, INC.
MR. SAM BRICKLE

SALTER, McGOWAN, SYLVIA & LEONARD
ATTY. MATTHEW McGOWAN

ACUSHNET COMPANY
MR. STEVE SCOLAMIERO

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW SCHOOL
MR. MICHAEL EATOUGH

GIBBS INTERNATIONAL
MR. JIMMY GIBBS

BOYAJIAN, HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON
ATTY. STEVEN J. BOYAJIAN

SANDRA POST, TRUSTEE
MR. SANDRA POST

UNIFI KINSTON LLC
MR. BEN SIRMONS

WOODLAND MILLS
MR. SEIJI TSUZUKI

ATTY. THEODORE E. DINSMOOR
ATTY. TED DINSMOOR

FRANCIS J. TRAPASSO & ASSOCIATES
MR. FRANK TRAPASSO

CHASE EQUIPMENT FINANCE
MR. TOM SEXTON

WAYNE INDUSTRIES
MR. FRANK MILNES

SALTER McGOWAN SYLVIA & LEONARDS, INC.
ATTY. LINDA REKAS SLOAN

E.L WOOD BRAIDING CO
MR. GARY WOOD

EQUALITY SPECIALTIES
MR. HARSHAD MEHTA

BROWNELL & COMPANY
MR. TONY FERRAZ

THE DELANEY LAW FIRM LLC
ATTY. WILLIAM DELANEY

TD BANK
MR. ROBERT LEACH

CARL WEINBERG & ASSOCIATES
MR. CARL WEINBERG

G.E CAPITAL
MR. CARLOS BRUNET
MR. MICHAEL KATZ

ATTY. CLEM BROWN

ATTY. BARRY KISINITZ

ATTY. MARK YUDYSKY

WEBSTER BANK
JOHN M. EMDJIAN

WEBSTER BANK
MR. DON TROPPOLI

Contact Us

United Appraisal Services

16 Anawan Street
2nd Floor
Fall River, MA 02721
Driving Directions

Visit our parent and sister companies here:

Have a question about our appraisal services?  Please feel free to call our office directly at (508) 676-8247, or use the form below to send us an email.  

Please try to be as detailed as possible so we can provide you with the proper information when replying.  All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).