auto appraiser Jason Phillips was pleasantly surprised when he was hired by the insured to represent his total loss case on a burned 1969 Camaro, opposite State Farm. “Our numbers didn’t come in that far off the number that State Farm came up with on their own”. State Farm normally requires a third party “umpire” be chosen in advance of the two enlisted appraisers coming up with their respective values. In this case, they were willing to wait, to see what Auto Appraises’ car appraisal value was. They were originally offering about $15,000 to settle the case. We came in at just over $18,500. Our figure was well supported, with multiple comparable cars listed for sale.
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Auto Appraise Inc. has 266 auto appraisers nationally and can help you with a certified auto total loss appraisal in California. Don’t be enamored by claims of huge, unrealistic settlement numbers promised by auto loss appraisers within the industry. Further, don’t believe in “self boasting”, instead, believe in customer testimonials that you can actually contact. Be smart, and get a second opinion, no matter who you are doing business with. We can provide you with solid advice and a reasonable position that will be respected by other legitimate auto appraisal firms within the industry….not laughed at. Be sure to take time to read about complaints filed against various appraisal groups. Do this by typing in auto appraisal complaints and auto total loss problems into Google. Also, the Better Business Bureau BBB does a great job as well. You will fast learn that some insurance companies won’t even accept the internet appraisal you’ve just purchased, due to unscrupulous tactics. In short, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! If you need assistance, call 800-301-3886. http://www.autoappraise.com
Auto Appraise Inc. has 265 auto appraisers nationally and can assist you with a certified auto total loss appraisal in Oregon. Don’t be tricked into huge, unrealistic settlement numbers promised by auto loss appraisers within the industry. Be smart, and get a second opinion, no matter who you are doing business with. We can provide you with solid advice and a reasonable position that will be respected by other legitimate auto appraisal firms within the industry….not laughed at. Be sure to take time to read about complaints filed against various appraisal groups. Do this by typing in auto appraisal complaints and auto total loss problems into Google. Also, the Better Business Bureau BBB does a nice job as well. If you need assistance, please call 800-301-3886. http://www.autoappraise.com
auto appraiser Jason Phillips points out that the buyback guarantee you receive is not as it seems. “We tested this out when a client came to me after totaling their car and was $5,000 short of payoff”. The insurance adjuster on the case noted that the car had multiple previous repairs that were physically obvious, but went unnoticed by the new owner. She had purchased her used 2002 Pontiac Bonneville only 11 months earlier, and paid “all the money” for it in my opinion. She ran a CARFAX report, and the car came up clear of any major problems. Trusting this, she purchased. However, when I subpoenaed the records on the case, I found dealer from Grand Rapids Mi. had purchased it two weeks earlier, from a Michigan based dealer auction, that reports weekly to carfax. Further, the records indicate that GMAC financial announced the car on the podium AS-IS, previous repairs, and turned on the “red light”. The whole thing was recorded. to add insult to injury, we re-ran a carfax, now 14 months later, and the car was STILL coming up clean, with no bad history! So, who’s at fault here? The seller reported, the auction recorded, and the system was in place. In short, carfax denied any wrong doing. they’re response was….”well how were we supposed to report it, if nobody reported it to us?” Ultimately, the customer suffered in the end. The expense of an attorney, appraiser, fight with their insurance company, and all the lost time. Who pays for that? Unsuspecting customers that trust the system, that’s who. Their ads are cute, but very misleading. My advice….have it professionally inspected.