Just thought I would share my thoughts on the appraiser, Wes Pace, who came to look at our JetProp this past Friday. Normally, I would not have any opinion to offer as the process has little to do with me- the Seller. But in this case and on this type aircraft, I thought it worth mentioning how impressed I was with this particular appraiser.
What first caught my attention is he had taken the time to educate himself about the aircraft and its market. Prior to arrival, he had contacted the factory for information about JetProps in general and N531MA in particular. He had researched the market for "comps" and had even chased down past "comp" sales for reference. In viewing the aircraft, it became apparent Wes was also a pilot as he knew what to look for on an airplane. Many appraisers I have worked with in the past had very little idea of what they were looking at and could do little more than attest to color and the fact that the airplane was, in fact, on premise. Wes crawled all over and under the airplane to check the normally "unseen" items that can tell a great deal about an airplane.
While he shared very little with me, I was impressed with the thorough nature of the evaluation. Enough that I may call on him for my own preliminary evaluations of aircraft I am looking to buy in the future.
Anyway, just thought I would offer my two cents on this guy. He is a professional.
PS: if you ever send me a real dud for an appraiser, I would take the time to let you know that too.