Importance of an Appraisal

A professional appraisal is vital to the determination of value of a specific property. Obtaining an appraisal is important and beneficial for a number of reasons. Appraisals provide both an unbiased opinion of value and an assessed condition of the property. Accurately understanding the fair market value and condition of property is valuable to making informed decisions concerning assets. Whether you want to buy, sell, finance, reassess, or settle disputes relating to personal property, a properly conducted appraisal can arm you with the accurate market value we need in business today. Our firm continues long term working relationships with many banks, lending institutions, attorneys, law firms, estate and financial planners, CPA’s and large business owners.

Our Staff include:


John Craig-  Certified General Appraiser

Larry Sheridan- Limited Licenced Appraiser

Bill Sheridan- GPPA, Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, Limited Licenced Appraiser

Jason Buher- CAGA, Certified Appraisers Guild of America

Doug Sheridan- CAGA, Certified Appraisers Guild of America

Our service includes:

  • A full inventory and detailed description of subject property
  • Use of the latest software available in the appraisal industry
  • Photos, digital photos, e-mail report capability
  • Full explanation of appraisal reports
  • Catalog file of appraisal; both a hard copy and digital file
  • All appraisal reports follow the accepted standards set by Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • Detailed analysis and research of comparable properties with similar attributes to support reported values, which offers the confidence in value you deserve
  • A professionally bound report with introduction, core body, and concluding statements with all pertinent exhibits
  • An itemized accounting of time spent on the project

We pride ourselves in prompt turn around time!

Designations and Affiliations

  • Certified Appraisers Guild of America, CAGA
  • Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, GPPA
  • American Society of Agriculture Appraisers, ASAA
  • American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers, ASFEA
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI
  • International Society of Appraisers, ISA
  • International Society of Livestock Appraisers, ISLA
  • Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, AARE
  • Livestock Marketing Association, LMA
  • National Association of Realtors, NAR
  • Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, GLAR
  • National Auctioneers Association, NAA
  • National Cattleman’s Beef Association, NCBA
  • Michigan State Auctioneers Association, MSAA