NAAA Aircraft Appraiser
Fixed Wing Airplane & Helicopter Appraisals
An appraisal is an opinion of value. It is written by a person who has the knowledge, expertise and credibility to determine the value of the subject aircraft. The process of developing an appraisal is intricate. It is not, as most people assume, the act of looking up a value in a book or in a computer program.
Improper evaluations of aircraft by persons who are not qualified to make them, or by those who have their own agenda in pricing the subject aircraft, lead to trouble for unsuspecting buyers. High values are far more common than low values.
The appraisal is an impartial, professional opinion as to the value of the particular aircraft being examined. But it is much more than that. A professional appraisal is a thorough description and inventory of the aircraft that verifies the major selling points for the buyer and financing entity. Never should a salesman’s written ‘appraisal’ be considered valid. A sales person cannot write an opinion of value on an aircraft he or she is selling. It is a direct conflict of interest.
As an NAAA Certified Aircraft Appraiser, we will write a report that will assist in expediting the sale of the aircraft because the buyer and seller know the market value and relative condition of the aircraft through the independent appraisal.
A report written by an NAAA member is a great selling tool because it gives a potential buyer a solid “feel” for the aircraft in the words of the objective appraiser. After reading the appraiser’s report the potential buyer will have more confidence in the condition and appearance of the airplane than he would another airplane where all that is available is the owner’s description. This is a plus for the seller who will find a buyer who is confident in the aircraft will be easier to make a deal with.
We Offer the Following Appraisal Services:
- Certified Appraisal
- Market Value Reports
- Aircraft PreBuy Inspections
- Aircraft Title Search Services
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