Honda CR-V EX-L Diminished Value Claim in Indianapolis, Indiana

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2016 Honda CR-V EX-L Navigation AWD SUV with 14,685 miles that was involved in a front and rear-end collision on 10/18/17 that caused $11,886.72 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Honda dealers in Indiana. – When you have structural frame damage on a Carfax you will lose 30% to possibly 50% of the value on vehicle if you try and trade it in. It ends up in auction because dealers can’t finance it or certify it and it may not sell at all – it’s really a risk. Also that when cars have structural damage it’s a red flag and it will devalue the vehicle at least 25% most likely much more.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

2016 Honda diminished value www.stlucieappraisal.netDealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Honda dealers in Indiana in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Front and Rear with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $11,886.72. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 32.92%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $27,750.00 at the time of loss on 10/18/17. The Diminished Value was $9,135.30.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers, Bloomington, Hammond, Gary, Lafayette, Muncie, Terre Haute, Kokomo, Noblesville, Anderson, Greenwood, Elkhart and throughout Indiana.

Vehicle Valuation Report for Title and Registration – Auto, Truck, RV, Motorcycle and Heavy Equipment

The St. Lucie Appraisal Company prepares valuation and diminished value appraisals for all types of cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles and heavy equipment in all 50 states. In each county of every state, motor vehicles being titled and registered for tags and license plates are assessed a tax based on the vehicle’s value. If your car was ever involved in a collision, especially one involving severe damage that included structural (frame) damage or air bag deployment, you are paying up to double the amount you pay for motor vehicle title and registration taxes. For example, if you own a late-model Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari, INFINITI, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce or Tesla which the state values at $50,000, your motor vehicle tax is approximately $3,500.00. However, the same car showing a bad Carfax, Autocheck or other repair history report may have an actual value of up to 50% less. The resultant tax saving would be $1,750.00. If your motor vehicle is worth more, your savings increase exponentially. RVs such as Prevost, Newmar or Featherlite and heavy trucks such as Mack, Kenworth, Peterbilt or Volvo that have been repaired after collisions aren’t worth nearly as much as those that were never wrecked. The motor vehicle tax saving on a half-million-dollar vehicle could be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Call The St. Lucie Appraisal Company at 772-359-4300 to inquire about obtaining a vehicle valuation appraisal when you obtain a title for a high-end vehicle or next time you renew your registration.




The cost to obtain a vehicle valuation appraisal is $275.00. Use the payment button above and email either your vehicle’s Carfax report or repair estimate from the body shop or insurance company to contact@stlucieappraisal.net. You will receive a signed vehicle valuation appraisal from a licensed motor vehicle appraiser via email in one week.

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Mazda CX5 Touring FWD SUV Diminished Value Claim in Fort Myers, Florida

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2018 Mazda CX5 Touring FWD Tech Package SUV with 4,197 miles that was involved in a left side collision that caused $2,230.77 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage or air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Mazda dealers in Florida. – With a bad Carfax, a practically new car, even with minor damage, will lose thousands of dollars in value. Also, while we personally disagree, that keeping the car would be the best option.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

MAXDA DIMINISHED VALUE APPRAISER FLORIDA 772-359-4300Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Mazda dealers in Florida in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Left Side with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $2,230.77. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 20.96%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $20,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $4,192.00.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

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BMW 328i Turbo Sedan Diminished Value Claim in Greenville, South Carolina

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2016 BMW 328- Turbo Sedan with 22,606 miles that was involved in a left-side collision that caused $7,343.25 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage. The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at BMW dealers in South Carolina. Normally frame damage, even with proper repairs, will result in a 30%-50% loss in value. Also that frame damage is a red flag on a Carfax and dealers will have to sell for a lot less and that is why they can’t give you the book value – the cars integrity has been compromised.   And that it will be hard to find a  bank that will finance a vehicle like this and the diminished value may be 25% at minimum; maybe more.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

diminished value appraiser south carolina 772-359-4300Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several BMW dealers in South Carolina in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Left Side with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $7,343.25. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 30.83%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $27,500.00 at the time of loss which was 11-15-17. The Diminished Value was $8,478.25.

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After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill, Mount Pleasant, Spartanburg, Sumter, Hilton Head, Florence and throughout South Carolina.
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Tesla X 75D Diminished Value Claim in Pasadena, California

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2017 Tesla Motors  Model X 75D with 13,661 miles that was involved in a front-end collision that caused $9,020.09 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage or air bag deployment. The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at exotic car dealers in Southern California. – that you typically will see about a 10-20% reduction or  loss at trade due to the minor damage listed on the Carfax report. The dealer will have to wholesale the vehicle and you will take a pretty big hit upon trade. Also that anytime you have an accident report you are automatically looking at 15% loss rule of thumb.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several exotic car dealers in Southern California in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Front with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $9,020.09. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 14.39%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $75,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $10,792.50.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300. Tesla, Lamborghini and other exotic car owners please call for rates.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

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Tesla S90D AWD Diminished Value Claim in Buffalo, New York

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2017 Tesla Motors S90 AWD Sedan with 2,847 miles that was involved in a front-end collision that caused $10,858.27 in damage in November 2017. The vehicle was disabled/towed and did not sustain structural damage.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at luxury car dealers in Upstate New York. – There would definitely be a loss of value because of the amount of damage that is on the Carfax they would have to sell it for a lot less in order to get rid of it and normally buyers when spending this kind of money on a vehicle would like to see a clean Carfax and will expect a “Deal”. Also, that the car would depreciate substantially due to the Autocheck showing damage that will make the car lose easily 15-30% off the book value. Another provided the example example if you had a Ford Focus your loss will be less than it would for a Tesla because it cost less therefore the loss is less.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several exotic car dealers dealers in Upstate New York in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Rear with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $10,858.27. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 15.56%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $75,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $11,670.00.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300. Exotic car owners please call for rates.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Albany, Amherst, Babylon, Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cheektowaga, Clarkstown, Colonie, Greece, Greenburgh, Hamburg, Hempstead, Huntington, Irondequoit, Islip, Manhattan, North Hempstead, New York City, Orangetown, Oyster Bay, Poughkeepsie, Queens, Ramapo, Rye, Smithtown, Staten Island, Tonawanda, Union, Webster, West Seneca, White Plains and throughout New York.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Diminished Value Claim in Newark, New Jersey

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Coupe with 3,100 miles that was involved in a rear-end collision that caused $4,417.02 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had structural damage.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Dodge dealers in New Jersey. You will take a hit of 25% minimum at most any dealer due to the frame being compromised. Some dealers won’t even take it as trade or send it right to auction. Also that most finance companies won’t finance a frame damaged vehicle they may offer 20-40% less than the book because they will have to sell it for less .

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Dodge dealers in New Jersey in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Rear with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $4,417.02. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 33.33%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $40,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $13,332.00.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

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Mercedes-Benz S550 AWD Turbo Coupe Diminished Value Claim in Santa Ana, California

Regarding our diminished value appraisal of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 AWD 2 Door Turbo Coupe with 17,683 miles that was involved in a rear-end collision that caused $20,811.96 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Mercedes-Benz dealers in Southern California. – It is doubtful they would resell this retail and it would end up at auction especially with this amount of damage even if repaired they would not be able to offer you full book possible a loss of 25-% ++ could go much higher. Also, normally customers that are looking for a vehicle like this they will want one with no accident at all so if they were to purchase this they would want a lot of money taken off. And also that Carfax is very powerful and anytime a consumer will see the bad Carfax it will make a more difficult sale and they will want a ton of money off and in return you will take a big hit on your trade-in, around 30-40% on average.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Mercedes-Benz dealers in Southern California in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Rear with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $20,811.96. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 26.67%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $85,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $22,669.50.

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paypal payment buttonThe fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Stockton, Chula Vista, Irvine, Fremont, San Bernardino, Modesto, Oxnard, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove, Oceanside, Santa Rosa, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Elk Grove, Lancaster, Corona, Palmdale, Salinas, Hayward, Pomona, Escondido, Sunnyvale, Torrance, Orange, Pasadena, Fullerton, Thousand Oaks, Visalia, Roseville, Simi Valley, Concord, Victorville, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, El Monte, Downey, Costa Mesa, Inglewood, Carlsbad, Fairfield, Ventura, Richmond, Murrieta, Antioch, Temecula, Norwalk, Daly City, Burbank, Santa Maria, El Cajon, Rialto, San Mateo, Clovis, Jurupa Valley, Compton, Vista, Mission Viejo, South Gate, Vacaville, Carson, Santa Monica, Arden-Arcade, Hesperia, Westminster, Redding, Santa Barbara, San Marcos, Chico, San Leandro, Newport Beach, Whittier, Hawthorne, Citrus Heights, Livermore, Tracy, Alhambra, Indio, Menifee, Buena Park, Hemet, Lakewood, Merced, Chino, Redwood City, Lake Forest, Napa, Tustin, Mountain View, Bellflower, Baldwin Park, Alameda, Upland, San Ramon, Pleasanton and throughout California.
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HIGHEST STANDARDS LEAD TO THE BEST REPUTATION AMONG INDEPENDENT AUTO APPRAISERS

Independent Automobile Appraisers – it is an industry that has changed but, regrettably, not for the better and definitely not for the benefit of auto owners like you and I. From small-operators to companies that offer nationwide service, many independents court insurance companies as clients rather than private parties. One may concede that it makes perfect fiduciary sense. Once they land a big fish like Allstate, State Farm or Progressive, a steady income is virtually guaranteed. Making the job even more desirable is that these appraisers can produce “computerized” valuation and diminished value reports based on formulas, algorithms, valuation guidebooks such as NADA or, in many cases, simply offer their “expert” opinions. What is most interesting, however, is that those independent appraisal firms that accept assignments from private parties in valuation or diminished value disputes use the same shoddy, invalid methodologies simply because it requires minimal effort. While it takes less than ten minutes to prepare a vehicle valuation report or diminished value appraisal using a formula, an independent appraisal company that does actual research such as obtaining expert opinions from multiple dealers or accessing automobile auction results can spend hours arriving at a quantifiable figure. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company is one such independent auto, truck, RV and motorcycle appraiser that does just that. Has maintaining these high standards lead to our having the best reputation among independent auto appraisers? Do your due diligence when choosing an independent appraiser by investigation their reviews in sites such as ripoffreport.com, sitejabber.com, BBB.org, complaintsboard.com, yelp.com, citysearch.com, topix.com, scambook.com, glassdoor.com, caselaw.findlaw.com, google.com/maps, pissedconsumer.com as well as good old Angie’s List. Why did these sites rate a mention? You’ll find negative, sometimes alarming reviews and complaints about almost every independent automobile appraisal company except one. Us.

Insurance companies are obviously well-aware of formula-based appraisals such as derivatives of Rule 17-C so their adjusters and defense attorneys handle them appropriately by downgrading or rejecting claims altogether. Inadequate methodologies lead to angry consumers who are now faced with uncertainty over what to do next – especially when it comes to making third-party inherent diminished value claims. Your dealer – any dealer for that matter – will inform you that your car has lost thousands when you want to trade it in yet insurance companies routinely get away with settling diminished value claims for a few hundred dollars.

To an independent automobile appraiser, the best validation of our work is repeat business. Friends of clients and former clients themselves now dealing with second accidents call us. Attorneys, collision shops, agents and car dealerships keep sending clients our way which wouldn’t be the case if they were hearing complaints of bad faith or poor customer service. We specialize in resolving total loss valuation disputes and inherent diminished value claims.Read our own in-house comments page where our clients have reviewed our services.

Paul N (Alabama)- Franklin, I wanted to thank you for your documents because today we received the full amount from Alfa Insurance Company from your documentation, $10,125.00 diminished value settlement on the BMW. Thanks again.

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Our company provides Valuation and Diminished Value Appraisals for all types of cars, trucks and tangible personal property including Antique and Custom Cars, Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Motorcycles, Recreational Vehicles, Mobile Homes and more. Please feel free to call 772-359-4300 with questions.

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT AUTOMOBILE DIMINISHED VALUE

 

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The fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

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