It's been said that "An aircraft is worth what someone will pay for it." Therefore, when setting a selling price for something as valuable as an aircraft, more factual advice than that given by a well-meaning friend is both a necessity and just common sense. Of course this is just as important on the corporate level. Costly mistakes can probably be avoided through the use of a Professional Aircraft Appraiser.
An appraisal is an impartial opinion of the value of an aircraft, prepared by experts who know all the factors which make up the current behavior of the used Aircraft market. It is an opinion of value based upon experience and repeated analysis of these factors. It is an opinion of value which can be substantiated and justified. It is an opinion of value made by a Certified, Recognized, Professional Aircraft Appraiser.
The Professional Aircraft Appraiser must acquire all the facts about the aircraft in question. The appraiser thoroughly examines the aircraft log books, inspects the exterior and interior of the aircraft and pays close attention to the present condition and the maintenance history of the aircraft. Utilizing the National Aircraft Appraisers Association's extensive computer system, enables the appraiser to give accurate and prompt aircraft appraisals.
Polk Associates is Accredited by the National Aircraft Appraisers Association and Assures the Best Possible Information by Providing the Following Services.
Fees will vary depending on the size of the aircraft and the length of time involved in completing analyses of all relevant data. See Aircraft Fees
One must allow sufficient time for the appraiser to do a thorough job. The appraiser may spend a short time actually inspecting the aircraft, but will spend considerable time researching data. The Certificate of Appraisal and Inspect Data Sheet Analysis of the Appraisal is issued after the physical inspection of the aircraft has been completed.
Polk Associates has established rigid standards of professional practice in compliance the standards of both the National Aircraft Appraisers Association and the American Society of Appraisers. It is essential to all parties receiving and relying upon appraisals that these standards be meticulously maintained.
Polk Associates provides a broad range of service to the Aviation Industry through its Professional Approach to Aircraft Valuations. Bankers, Insurers, Purchasers, Sellers and owners immediately recognize the value of an Independent Aircraft Appraisal.
James Polk's, knowledge of the personal property appraisal market is based on extensive study, education, and over 30 years experience in the Automotive, Aircraft and Related Industries. He appraises Personal Property including Aircraft, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, RVs, Boats, Machinery, Equipment and Residential Contents.
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