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The Problem With Surface Level Information...
Many attempts have been made to educate the public on how to protect themselves when it comes to providing accurate machinery and equipment values.  Oftentimes, people rely on surface-level information from an appraiser, which does not give an indication as to the level of accuracy or competency. 
FIAG is committed to preserving the public trust inherent in the appraisal process. The purpose of the Code Of Ethics And Competency Appraiser Awareness Program is to protect the public from unsubstantiated or questionable machinery and equipment appraisals.  Our seal serves to alert the public to the documentation we know is necessary to prove that an appraiser is competent. This assures an appraisal will be substantiated, accurate, irrefutable, defensible, and will withstand scrutiny.

What Do The 4 Strict Points Mean?

Ethical Obligations:
Advocacy ONLY Of The Appraisal:
Defensible Appraisal: 


Definitions You Need To Know
Each Certified Appraisal is USPAP Compliant.
We are an advocate ONLY of the Appraisal, not of any person or entity.  We maintain our objectivity and are independent appraisers.
We have earned the professional designation of CMEA (Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser).
Comprehensive and substantiated estimates of value that hold up to scrutiny with the IRS, lenders, buyers, sellers, courts, CPAs, attorneys and others.
Appraisers Who Comply With These 4 Strict Points Prove That They Are Capable Of Performing At The Highest Level Of Ethical Excellence Deserving Of The Public Trust...
  1. Ethical Obligations
  2. Advocacy ONLY Of The Appraisal
  3. Certification
  4. Defensible Appraisal
If The Appraiser You Choose Does Not Have The 4 Characteristics Of A "Certified" Appraiser...
 Your Best Option Is To CallThe Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisers At FIAG!
Bob Fritzlan, MBA, NBE, CMEA, SBA
5016 Spedale Court
Suite 343
Spring Hill, TN  37174
Phone:  (615) 300-4986 or (615) 403-0760