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A person selected or appointed by a competent authority or an interested party to evaluate the financial worth of property.

Appraisers are frequently appointed in probate and condemnation proceedings and are also used by banks and real estate concerns to determine the market value of real property.


n. a professional who makes appraisals of the value of property. Some specialize in real property, and others in other types of assets from rugs to rings. A careful, well-trained and practical appraiser may be more important than any other professional in a transaction, since one who grossly undervalues or overvalues property (or has no knowledge of true value) can wreak havoc. Where possible, a person should ask for a profile of other clients and training, and ask whether the appraiser is "MAI" (Member, Appraisal Institute). (See: appraise)

See: juror

APPRAISER, practice. A person appointed by competent authority to appraise or value goods; as in case of the death of a person, an appraisement and inventory must be made of the goods of which he died possessed, or was entitled to. Appraisers are sometimes appointed to assess the damage done to property, by some public work, or to estimate its value when taken for public use.

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As with all of AlgoValue's solutions, users can share the inputs and outputs of Enterprise Valuator in a secure, real-time environment with all parties involved in any valuation or transaction pricing exercise.
The out-spouse's valuator did not mention it, but many business brokers also think of value in terms of transaction values, where the total of all consideration passed at any time between the buyer and seller for an ownership interest in a business enterprise represents the value.
To develop the income stream for a business, the valuator usually reviews the taxable income on five years of the business' tax returns.
Or, the valuator may use the amounts only as guidelines and select some other value based on their professional judgment.
The first step in the valuation process is to gather the pertinent documentation required by the valuator.
A CPA business valuator also uses financial ratios to analyze the performance of a company in terms of liquidity, profitability and leverage.
Unless the business valuator is aware of the environmental cha nge and understands its impact on the specific specialty being evaluated, the potential for an incorrect valuation looms high.
This valuator then has 30 days to prepare a valuation, copies of which are handed to both the bank and the borrower.
I recently sold a business where the business owner had engaged an outside valuator to determine the fair market value of the business before we were engaged to market the company.
These actions send powerful messages that can set a tone for responsible behavior as the valuator is asked to develop conclusions on matters such as tax, estimating and segregating goodwill, interpreting case law, separating property, noncontrol vs.
Berenblut is a graduate of The London School of Economics, and holds numerous accreditations, including: Accredited Senior Appraiser, a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Business Valuator, a Certified Mediator, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
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