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Restaurant Equipment Appraisals

Our team at Brumbaugh Appraisals can provide certified appraisals for a wide array of restaurant and related equipment.Restaurant Equipme Appraisals

Brumbaugh Appraisals has the expertise to accurately appraise restaurant equipment for all purposes including the sale of a restaurant, insurance replacement costs, mergers / acquisitions, balance sheet adjustments, donations, and lease termination residual values.

Whether you have a national franchise, bakery, sandwich shop, club or tavern, our team of certified appraisers can do the job.  We have experience appraising walk-in coolers, ovens, ranges, fire suppression hoods, ranges, ovens, salad bars, coolers, freezers, Chinese Restaurants, and many other restaurant related equipment items.

We can provide Desktop and complete Summary appraisals for your restaurant at locations nationwide.  Our affiliated partners, who are domiciled in multiple cities across the country, are probably an easy drive from your location.  The ability to get an appraiser on site quickly without incurring high travel expenses or lengthy time delays benefits our clients and offers good service at very competitive rates.

Types of Appraisals

Desktop Appraisals
Desktop appraisals are the most cost effective type of appraisal.  These appraisals meet the detail requirements for most restaurant equipment related purposes except for banking considerations, litigation, and tax purposes.  Desktop appraisals utilize client provided information such as manufactures name, model number, and other pertinent details along with photographs.  The entire process is literally done from our desk using client provided information.  The reporting for a Desktop Appraisal is virtually the same as a full Appraisal Report with the exception that we state the equipment has not been personally viewed or inspected.

Appraisal Reports
An appraisal report is the highest level of certified appraisal and is completed using appraiser gathered data and photographs.  This level of office equipment appraisal can withstand the scrutiny of litigation, banking / SBA loan requirements, and tax challenges.

Approaches to Value
While going through the appraisal process, we consider three approaches to value.  The Income Approach Cost less Depreciation, and the Market Data Approach.
•    Market Data Approach – the market value estimate is predicated upon prices being paid in actual market transactions and current listings.  Recent transactions are analyzed to arrive at a probable value.
•    Cost Less Depreciation – this approach to value is conducted by determining the current cost of an asset and deducting for depreciation, functional and economic obsolescence, and physical deterioration.  It is based on the principle of substitution, which states that a knowledgeable buyer will not pay more for an asset than the cost to produce a substitute asset with the same utility.
•    Income Approach – the Income approach considers future revenue streams to derive a present value.  This approach is often difficult to implement, given that revenue streams cannot easily be itemized for individual items.  However, in some circumstances this approach is very applicable and can be implemented.

We are highly qualified and experienced

All appraisal partners are Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (CMEAs) with experience in the restaurant industry.  Our team of appraisers is knowledgeable in the items being appraised and current with their appraiser certification credentials.  Final reports are always reviewed by Robert Brumbaugh who is a Master Certified Machinery and Equipment (MCMEA) appraiser.  Bob is one of about 32 MCMEA’s out of the nearly 550 affiliated appraisers around the world.

If you need an appraisal for purchasing previously owned restaurant equipment of buying out an end of lease purchase, Brumbaugh Appraisals can provide Fair Market Value estimates for those items.  Selling your restaurant?  A certified restaurant appraisal provided by our team can help ensure that you receive top dollar for the equipment of interest.  Restaurant equipment can have various values depending upon the condition, age, upgrades, and other considerations.  While the value of previously owned restaurant equipment might seem difficult to determine, our experienced and professional team can give you an accurate and defendable estimate of value at a fair price.

If you have questions or would like to discuss an equipment appraisal in more detail, please call us at 919-870-8258 or send us a request for more information.