Why do I need to appraise my car? I know what it's worth.
A recent, professional appraisal
of market value provides an un-biased opinion. This is required
by institutions like banks, credit unions, insurance companies,
etc. Accurate documentation of your cars value is valuable in many
ways; to buy/sell, secure insurance coverage, loan collateral, resolve
settlement disputes, provide documented value if your car is hit,
often used in legal situations like, bankruptcy, divorce, IRS tax
issues, charitable donations, and estates. Then there are issues
like diminution of value, quality of repair, implied warranty, dealer
misrepresentation, etc. in any of these, and many other situations,
the recovery of a fair market value easily justifies the reasonable
can you appraise my car without seeing it?
This is our number one question and can best be answered by the
following excerpt from the "Letter From The President"
dated 7/2/2001. Mr. David Maloney is President of the Association
of On-Line Appraisers. Quote Mr. Maloney;
it is true that a personal inspection of the property is ideal,
often it is not possible. Indeed even the traditional appraiser
is often faced with preparing an appraisal report without having
examined the property. Such would be the case if an item were
stolen or lost in a fire. So, appraising property sight unseen
is nothing new.
appraiser, just like the traditional appraiser, must recognize
that the appraisal assignment is one being done based on 'limiting
conditions'. Limiting conditions are circumstances or conditions
that could effect the appraisal development process and, possibly,
the appraisers opinions or analyses. The primary limiting condition
with on-line appraisals is that the property is not available
As does the
traditional appraiser when valuing property that has been lost
or stolen, the on-line appraiser bases value conclusions strictly
on client provided information such as verbal or written descriptions,
sketches, photographs, etc. basing a conclusion on such information
requires the appraiser to be adequately satisfied that the information
being provided is accurate". End of Quote
How do I pay for your services?
We give you several options, including credit cards through Paypal,
money orders or cashiers checks, (sorry no personal checks). These
can be sent FedEx, overnight mail, or regular post.
your time frame, you can choose the method that serves you best.
How long, after I submit my information, photos and payment, does
it take for me to receive my appraisal?
Usually, depending on our work load, we are able to e-mail your
appraisal within 48 hours. Most appraisals are completed on a "Next
Day" basis. We make every effort to return your appraisal as
quickly as possible. Naturally hard copies snail mailed take a few
What experience/qualifications qualify you to appraise my car?
Almost 23 years in business appraising all makes and types of vehicles,
5 years on-line. Extensive experience as a "Court Tested"
expert witness in auto related cases. Umpire/Arbitration experience,
pre-purchase inspections throughout the Midwest. Appraiser to banks,
credit unions, attorneys, insurance agents, museums, etc. Experience
in restoration, performance modifications, customizing, body and
paint, all types repair. Specialties include late models, classics,
antiques, customs, street rods show cars, muscle cars, and replica
's (Kit cars). We have appraised everything from the "Batmobile"
to antique Fire Engines.
in Management - Creighton University 1986
Certification in Engine and Brake Systems 1989
in "Computer Command Control Systems"
Motors Training 1978 - 1983
Licensed Auto Dealer
"Vehicle Safety Inspector" State of Nebraska
to Pontiac Owners Association
Member Kidney Foundation "Car Campaign Committee"
Auto Expert "AskMe.com" Web Site
"Association of On Line Appraisers"
NADA Classic and Collectible Car Advisory Board
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