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Asset Appraisals

We have a dedicated team of Senior Appraisers, certified through ASA and EAANA, with decades of experience. All appraisal reports are credible for accurate values for financing, insurance needs, selling or preparing a business for sale, and are tailored to the customer and the job. Our formally documented appraisals follow the criteria and standards as outlined in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to ensure that all appraisals meet the industry standards of acceptance. We offer the following core appraisal services:

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Asset Verification

We validate all asset details and confirm existence, location and condition. Knowing your assets, where they are located, when they were purchased, if they are still in use and so on, is critical to any organization in the management of inventory and maintaining best value over time.

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Asset Conversions

Black Star stands ready to convert assets for immediate and best results, whatever the situation. We utilize a private treaty selling approach, as well as pre-auction and online auction selling.

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Custom Searches

Black Star has solid established relationships with contractors, business owners and financial institutions serving the construction, agriculture and transportation industries. We are constantly interacting and collaborating about equipment they need to sell and buy. Our value here is to match priority equipment needs with the right sellers.

See what’s available right now in our current Inventory ‐ we think you have a pretty good chance to up your game. If you don’t see what you need then give us a call; we know people that have what you’re looking for! Also take a look at our Featured page for unique, specialized or customized assets available to buy now.

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Online Auctions

We conduct weekly online auctions for anyone that wants to sell their assets. Our online auction capability has the power to maximize the way you buy and sell. Visit our Online Auction Room for a listing of items coming up for sale. Check back regularly ‐ new pieces are added all the time.

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Asset Management

We utilize a framework that enhances growth potential. We track equipment and inventory vital to day-to-day business operations and move through the asset lifecycle to provide optimal usage opportunities and maximum return on conversions.

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Storage & Transportation

We currently operate a wide network of conveniently located short-term and long-term storage yards. Transportation to and from any of these yards is all part of the service we offer. Let us manage your equipment and vehicle storage limitations, so you don’t have to.

We keep a close eye on your bottom line and bring solutions together for buying and selling success.

One Source, One Relationship, One Solution

The financial services sector

Black Star holds a distinct advantage with wide-ranging expertise and visibility within the construction, agriculture and transportation industries. Our ASA certified in-house appraisers have global experience appraising many categories of equipment, and provide superior market data, technical knowledge, and best pricing. Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant appraisal reports ensure that all requirements of a financial institution are met inside our financial services provision.

Our dedicated Financial Account Management team brings in-depth industry and equipment knowledge to the table. As agents for major banks, finance houses and leasing companies, we verify, inspect, appraise, dispose of end-of-lease and repossessed equipment and other assets, and follow through with strong, targeted remarketing efforts to achieve maximum returns.

Whatever requirement your institution needs us to meet, our qualified team provides timely, accurate and defensible results that provide you with confidence to take the next step.

Tools and resources

We leverage several tactical tools and resources to assist with buying, selling or managing assets.


Optional advertising inside several relevant, high-catchment industry publications. We conduct dedicated promotional outreach through social media platforms, as well direct marketing campaigns to our extensive contacts database for maximum and global exposure.

Market Analysis

Market analysis tools are available to provide a value range to price equipment for private treaty sale, trade-in or for auction purposes.

Lead Generation

Internally, we use lead generation and analytics tools that support and accelerate our efforts to achieve desired customer outcomes.

Our partnerships

We are strategically connected to many highly-regarded industry experts. Our reputation in the marketplace has long-established and credible companies partnering with us to provide added value for our customers.