System Associates

Appraisal Services

“The key to successful funding is a Certified Appraisal”

“The key to any successful buy or sell is a Certified Appraisal” 

Michael Ferguson

System Associates has over 29 years of experience buying and selling in the Broadcast, HD Video, Cine, Video  Production, Audio, and Related Industries. 

 

System Associates – Cine Gear & HD Video Equipment Appraisals provide confidential, accurate, and unbiased information.

Michael Ferguson has performed equipment valuations for a variety of clients, for a wide range of equipment, and for many purposes.

We offer certified equipment appraisals for business owners, attorneys, accountants, lenders, brokers and other decision-makers who need accurate and timely certified appraisals.

After 15 years selling new and used broadcast and television equipment, Michael Ferguson — President of System Associates LLC, was asked to do an equipment appraisal. The job was for a company he had done business with. That’s how Michael Ferguson Appraisals was born.

The owners of the company knew Michael was in a unique position to understand the values of their property. After that first appraisal, an auction company requested his opinion of the costs of some broadcasting and television property that was going to auction; and the company was impressed with his expertise.

Ferguson was then approached to do an appraisal for a law firm. At that point, he used his extensive experience to increase the quality of the appraisal reports to the highest standards in the business and became a certified appraiser adding appraisals as a natural extension to his services.

Michael Ferguson Appraisals reports conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and comply with the Small Business Administration’s SOP 50 57. The reports also follow the Standards and Practices of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America which has review authority of Ferguson’s appraisal reports.

Applied Appraisals

SBA LOAN

System Associates Appraisal reports conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and comply with the Small Business Administration’s SOP 50 57. The reports also follow the Standards and Practices of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America which has review authority of Ferguson’s appraisal reports. We provide reports with attributes that lenders require.

BANKRUPTCY

According to the Small Business Administration, the reasons small businesses fail range from lack of capital to inexperience running a business to an unsuitable business location. Some failed companies simply shut down. Others must file for bankruptcy when their debts exceed available cash or assets. Although it may seem counterintuitive, your assets likely have some value. A good valid reason why a certified appraisal is very important. Professionals dealing with cases of bankruptcy, divorce, or probate should retain qualified experts to provide an accurate appraisal.

DIVORCE

Accurate Appraisal is Key.

Professionals dealing with cases of bankruptcy, divorce, or probate should retain qualified experts to provide accurate appraisals.

We work for either side or mutually agreed on by both parties.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

Many use our equipment appraisal for charitable donations or gifts. Those wishing to donate equipment will need the Non-cash Charitable Contributions Government form 8382 for tax deduction purposes. After completing the appraisal, we can legally sign the IRS declaration.

SELL/BUY

If you are buying a business or assets and obtaining the financing you will need a certified appraisal. Appraisals reports conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The reports also follow the Standards and Practices of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America which has review authority of our appraisal reports. We provide reports with attributes that lenders require.

FINANCING

Michael Ferguson Appraisals reports conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The reports also follow the Standards and Practices of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America which has review authority of Ferguson’s appraisal reports.

REPOSSESSION

System Associates Appraisal reports conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and comply with the Small Business Administration’s SOP 50 57.

LIQUIDATIONS SALES

The first step in any kind of equipment liquidation is knowing the value of the gear. Once you have accurate vaules you can make the decision on how to sell your gear. eBay, sell it your self, auction or hire a professional to sell the gear.

ABOUT THE APPRAISER

Michael Ferguson Sr, President of System Associates LLC is certified by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. Appraisals by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America are recognized and accepted by Insurance Companies, Banks and Lenders, Courts, US Small Business Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

Reports are prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and comply with the Small Business Administration’s SOP 50 57. The reports also follow the Standards and Practices of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America which has review authority of Ferguson’s appraisal reports.

With over 28 years of sales experience in the Broadcast Television, HD Video, Cine, Production, Audio and related industries Michael Ferguson Sr skills and services include, but are not limited to:

Buying, Selling. Brokering, Auctions, Liquidations, and Purchasing of Broadcast Television, HD Video, Cine, Production, Audio and related industry equipment.

Equipment Appraised but Not Limited To:

  • BROADCASTING

  • FILM

  • CINE

  • CAMERA

  • GRIP

  • LIGHTING

  • HD VIDEO

  • HD AUDIO

  • SPORTS PRODUCTION TRUCKS

  • STUDIOS

  • LENS

  • A/V

  • PROJECTORS 

  • IP VIDEO

  • SOUND

  • STAGING

  • MONITORS

  • SWITCHERS

  • ROUTERS

  • STEADICAM

  • TRIPODS, CRANES, SUPPORT

  • TRANSMITTERS

  • SATELLITES

  • EARTH STATIONS 

  • NETWOKING

  • SOFTWARE

  • MOTION CAPTURE

  • VINTAGE

  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE

  • SATELLITE TRUCKS

  • PRODUCTION FACILITIES

  • SURVEILLANCE

  • TELEVISION STATIONS

  • MICROWAVE

  • TEST, MEASUREMENT

  • TERMINAL

  • INDUSTRIAL

  • COMMERCIAL

  • ALL OTHER INDUSTRY RELATED EQUIPMENT

Need help selling your equipment?

“I’m excited to answer all your questions and help you understand the process.”

Michael Ferguson

Call 866.937.0209