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CD Valuation Services, Inc. Ardmore, PA 484.413.2248 Email

When faced with a valuation situation, you want a competent professional to provide an opinion of the true value of the subject assets. In many cases you need to make an informed decision quickly and you want someone who has the expertise to determine that value AND whose expert opinion can withstand the harshest scrutiny.

The needs of each client are different.  We begin the appraisal process with a discussion to determine the intended use, the intended users, the purpose and scope of work to be performed and determine which definition of value(s) and report format are applicable to your appraisal situation.

The multitude of appraisal needs provides for a wide variety of Intended Users and Intended Uses.  When an appraisal is required,  the client and the appraisal problem to be solved are important components in establishing the Intended User and Intended Use statement in the appraisal.   The appraiser must determine the Scope of Work required to solve the problem and the research and analysis that will be needed to produce a credible appraisal.  All the parameters of the appraisal process including applicable assumptions and limiting conditions will be discussed.  The definitions of value will be reviewed and we will advise on which value is applicable to your appraisal need.  Appraisals made for varying reasons may utilize similar definitions of value, but an appraisal report must be specific and incorporate the Intended Use/Intended User and the Definitions of Value.

Typical appraisals and their associated definitions of values may include:

  • Fair Market Value
  • Fair Market Value – Installed
  • Fair Market Value – Removed
  • Liquidation Value in Place
  • Orderly Liquidation Value
  • Forced Liquidation Value
  • Net Orderly Liquidation Value
  • Net Forced Liquidation Value
  • Fair Market Value
  • Fair Market Value in Continued Use with Assumed Earnings
  • Fair Market Value in Continued Use with an Earnings Analysis
  • Fair Market Value – Installed
  • Fair Value (FASB statements)
  • Replacement Cost New
  • Replacement Cost New Depreciated
  • Fair Market Value
  • Fair Market Value – Installed
  • Actual Cash Value
  • Reproduction Cost New
  • Reproduction Cost New Depreciated
  • Cost New
  • Cost New in Place
  • Fair Market Value
  • Fair Market Value in Place
  • Fair Market Value Severed
  • Orderly Liquidation Value
  • Removal, Relocation & Reinstallation

Once we have ascertained your needs, we will give you a timetable and cost estimate. Our goal is to produce a credible, defensible and cost effective appraisal quickly.

Consulting and Expert Advice

In addition to Machinery and Equipment Appraisals, CDVS, Inc. also provides consulting and expert advice in a number of areas, including:

  • Asset Schedule Reconciliation
  • Appraisal Review
  • Useful Life Study
  • Excess Equipment
  • Functional Obsolescence
  • Technologies
  • Flow Charts
  • Identification of Ghost Assets
  • Maintenance Review
  • Lease Interpretation
  • Cost Analysis
  • Asset Tagging

Charles Dixon is a tested and designated appraiser and is a member of both the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America (EAANA). Charles came from a background in machinery and equipment and has been an appraiser since 1987. He formed and incorporated CD Valuation Services, Inc. in 1996. CD Valuation Services has had the privilege of working with many experienced professionals, as well as new comers to the appraisal profession.

Would you like to know more about the appraisal process or Charlie?

Please give us a call at 484.413.2248