MTS appraisers value all types of machinery and equipment, aircraft, marine assets, cost surveys, oil and gas resources, mines/ quarries, and public utilities.
“MTS appraisers live on the cusp of equipment, markets, and finance. You should become an equipment appraiser if you are interested in a variety of equipment but aren't an operator, find market trends intriguing but aren't a salesman, and understand some finance basics but aren't a banker. We make referrals and work together, even if we're competitors.”
Sharon Desfor, ASA
ASA Past President
To become an accredited equipment appraiser, you need the proper training and education to earn a designation from a recognized valuation organization. The American Society of Appraisers offers a Machinery & Technical Specialties designation, with specialties including Machinery & Equipment, Aircraft, Marine Survey - Commercial, and Marine Survey - Yachts.
The steps to becoming an ASA equipment appraiser with any of these specialties include:
A professional designation from ASA demonstrates an individual has proven their skill and education as a professional appraiser through testing, confirmed work-experience and a peer-review approval process os a written appraisal report. ASA offers
two (2) Machinery & Technical Specialties designations (the Accredited Member (AM) and the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) within three (3) MTS specialties: